Farm-To-Table Dinner Experience Fundraiser
Massaro Community Farm will be hosting its annual farm-to-table “Dinner on the Farm” fundraiser in Woodbridge, CT on September 2, 2018. Located amid the fields and flowers of historic Massaro Farm, this celebration features an all-inclusive meal for the senses prepared by award-winning chef and owner of Zinc, Denise Appel, in addition to an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee, and a silent auction.
Admittance to the dinner includes a farm tour by Farmer Steve Munno beginning at 4:30 PM. Ingredients for the dinner will be primarily sourced from the 10-acres of organic produce grown on the 57-acre former dairy farm. The dining portion of the evening will follow. Additional menu items will be graciously provided by New England Brewing Co., RIPE Bar Juice, Koffee?, and Walnut Beach Creamery.
“This wonderful evening is a great way to showcase our organic farm in action while bringing the community together for a delightful meal under the stars,” said farm executive director, Caty Poole. “Our mission is to keep farming, feed people, and build community and this is one of the ways the community can be a part of and support our mission.”
Proceeds for the dinner will benefit Massaro Community Farm’s education and food donation efforts. The farm regularly hosts field trips, after school programs, and summer camp for area youth and donates 10% of produce to organizations in need. In 2017, the farm donated more than 10,000 pounds of organic produce to local hunger relief agencies including Salvation Army in Ansonia, Woodbridge Senior Center, and the Connecticut Food Bank.
Tickets are $150 and may be purchased online by visiting the farm’s website, www.MassaroFarm.org. Or a check can be sent to the farm’s office for the appropriate number of tickets, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525. $75 of the ticket is tax-deductible.
Sponsors of the event include Southern Connecticut State University, Buckley Wynne & Parese, Wareck D’Ostillio, BIC Corporation, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Shaefer Inspection Services, A-1 Toyota, Ciola Excavation LLC, Jacobi Case and Speranzini, P.C., Joyce Printers, Ryan & Tyma LLP, Marcus Insurance, and Dr. Peter Schioppo, Chiropractor. Sponsorships and auction items are still being accepted with more information on how to support the event on the Massaro Community Farm website.
Organized in 2008, Massaro Community Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm in Woodbridge, CT. It is committed to supporting the legacy of farming, feeding neighbors in need, and building community through events and hands-on education for all ages. For more information about the farm, please visit www.MassaroFarm.org, or call (203) 736-8618.