On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm, Massaro Community Farm will hold an Open House event at the Woodbridge Town Library. This event will serve as an advance registration for those who wish to join Team Massaro in this year’s ‘quest for the gold’ and ride with us in the 7th annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in New Haven. The farm will also be inviting community members to get involved at the farm this year, and to drop off their CSA subscription forms for the coming season.
Last April, on a cold and rainy day, a dozen or so riders braved the elements and rode with Team Massaro, helping them raise more than $10,000 towards the purchase of a much-needed new tractor for the farm. (We estimate those numbers because we had many more sign up to ride, and know we had support, but couldn’t locate all our riders in the rainy morning melee that was ride day!)
In only its second year participating in this event, which raises funds for area environmental organizations, Team Massaro eked out first prize in fundraising by a slim margin on the morning of the event. As a result, the team won several prizes, including a cruise for the team aboard the classic schooner, Quinnipiack, which sails from Long Wharf Pier. But most importantly, we achieved our fundraising goal and purchased that new tractor!
Stop by the Woodbridge Town Library on January 28 between 6:00-8:00pm and let us walk you through registration for this year’s ride! Not a rider? Then join us as a phantom rider (you’ll have to come by to see what that means)! We’ll also be answering questions about individual and group volunteering at the farm, and accepting CSA subscription forms for the 2015 season. We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!