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Fall CSA, Youth Programming and Final Concert of the Season

Fall CSA, Youth Programming and Final Concert of the Season

Try Out our Fall CSA

The farm’s fall vegetable subscription is on sale now.  Sign up to receive 6 weeks of fresh fall produce and/or eggs (3 weeks in November and 3 weeks in December).  This six-week vegetable subscription ($180) and egg subscription ($36) can be ordered through our new platform, GrownBy.  Produce available in the fall includes bok choy, kale, kohlrabi, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, radishes and lettuce.  Subscription pickup will be at the farm on Friday afternoons; there is a New Haven pickup option for an additional $20.

The farm is now accepting EBT payments for purchases of produce, CSA shares, eggs and jarred products!  Payments can be made in person during the business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm.

Why might you occasionally receive produce from other farms in your share?  Even among small local farms like ours, farmers might specialize in growing one particular crop and have extra available.  For instance, Massaro had a bounty of tomatoes earlier this season.  We provided extra tomatoes to Cloverleigh Farm in Middletown in exchange for a later crop – in this instance, carrots.  This kind of bartering is not uncommon among farmers who know each other and follow similar growing practices.  It can also alleviate pressure if a farmer experiences difficulty with one particular crop during the growing season.

Hubinger St. – Final Concert of the Season

Our final outdoor concert of the season will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 2-4:30pm.  If you purchased tickets for the original performance date of October 16, no action is necessary (though we will honor refund requests).  Come out and enjoy the fall colors, pack a picnic, BYOB, and enjoy the show!  The bluesy rock sounds of Hubinger St. have graced such stages as Soupstock, Spaceland Ballroom and Porky’s.  All seating is general admission on the farm lawn; scaled pricing is intended to make tickets accessible for everyone.  $10-$20/pp. www.Eventbrite.com.

School Vacation Days

The farm is offering school vacation day programming on major holidays.  The next session will take place on Tuesday, November 2, Election Day.  Sign up your child (ages 5-11) to come to the farm from 8:30am-3pm to spend the day exploring the fields and forest.  These small-group sessions keep kids outside and fully engaged all day, whether finding mushrooms, identifying trees or building shelters.  Students must bring their own bag lunch and dress for fall weather.  The entire program takes place outside, rain or shine (we’ll only come inside in the event of steady rain).  $50/pp. www.Eventbrite.com.  Additional dates include January 17 and February 21, 2022.

Celebrating World Food Day – October 16

In honor of World Food Day on October 16, the farm hosted local chef Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet who helped us to build a Harvest Mandala.  A Harvest Mandala is an art project, think tank, cafe, wellness lab, and interactive experience that turns food waste into a work of art and encourages visitors to contemplate health, wellness, and sustainability. We created a beautiful mandala from produce which was then added to our weekly food donation.

Massaro Community Farm is a non-profit, certified organic community farm on 57 acres of land whose mission is to keep farming, feed people, and build community.  In addition to growing vegetables for seasonal subscribers, the farm donates thousands of pounds each year to hunger relief.  The farm serves as a hub of education for all ages and shares its space with the community.  The farm’s nature trail is open to the public 365 days a year.  For more information, visit our website at www.MassaroFarm.org or contact Executive Director Caty Poole at 203-736-8618 or at caty@massarofarm.org.

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