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Winter Programming at Massaro Community Farm

Holiday Photos and Movie Screening

Visit the Massaro Community Farm on Friday, December 20 between 5:00 and 9:00pm to get your photo taken with Santa. You can also stay around for the showing of two modern day classic Christmas movies. Cover charge of $8/pp includes digital photos with Santa, sugar cookies, hot chocolate, a sampling of hot beverages from Rise and Grind Coffee in Woodbridge, popcorn, and farm snacks. We’ll screen Home Alone at 5:00pm and Elf at 7:00pm. Reserve your time slot with Santa by visiting our website; pay at the door.  Snacks and hot chocolate are included in the price, but feel free to bring additional snacks for your own enjoyment.  Bring blankets and get cozy. The barn will be partially heated.

Winter Activities

If you’re looking for winter activities on upcoming school holidays, consider signing your child up for one of our School Vacation Days in 2020. Children ages 5-10 will spend six hours on the farm learning wilderness skills, animal feeding and care, and receive nutritional education. Participants will also enjoy arts and crafts, nature walks, and planning for the growing season ahead. $50/child per day, with sibling discounts available. A full list of dates and registration information can be found on our website.

The farm is excited to offer its first ever Winter Rangers program, beginning January 12. This eight-week series, also for children ages 5-10, will stave off cabin fever and encourage outdoor exploration. Each Sunday afternoon, children will spend several hours outside looking for animal tracks in the snow, building a winter shelter, enjoying (safe) time by the fire, and learning about the change in seasons. Participants will come to understand the impact of climate change on food production and much more. $100/child with sibling discounts available.

Finally, bring the whole family to the farm for Goat Hiking. Starting in January, we invite all ages to join us for a monthly hike around the farm and the nature trail with the goats. Goats at Massaro Community Farm are grazing in areas that are typically hard to maintain, clearing fence lines and controlling invasive species. We’ll walk the nature trail with Poppy, Liz, Jen and Pat and discuss a variety of topics related to wildlife and farming. Suggested donation of $10/family. Visit our website for dates and to RSVP.

All educational farm activities are led by trained environmental educator Corey Thomas. Individuals and families are also invited to participate in animal care for rabbits, chickens and goats at the farm.

2020 Vegetable Subscriptions

Registration is now open for the farm’s 2020 vegetable subscription program, or CSA. A CSA allows you to get your produce directly from your local farm, which:

  • supports the preservation of open space in your community;
  • adds jobs to the local economy;
  • reduces your carbon footprint, reducing the miles your food travels to your plate;
  • encourages seasonal eating, where food is eaten at the peak of freshness, increasing its nutritional value; and
  • supports our efforts to ensure healthy produce reaches our food insecure neighbors.

Massaro Community Farm offers a 20-week or a 10-week flexible share, along with an option to receive fruit from High Hill Orchard in Meriden. Pick up your weekly share of produce (generally enough for a family of four) at the farm, or at select drop-off locations in New Haven. Your early registration enables better planning and allows the farmer to handle administration before the season gets in full swing. Subscribe now for our 2020 seasonal vegetable subscription by downloading a form from our website or by subscribing online. Generally, the harvest season is from June through October each year, when you can enjoy 40 or more different vegetable crops.

Massaro Community Farm is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm on the border of Woodbridge and Ansonia, CT. It is committed to supporting the legacy of farming, feeding neighbors in need, and engaging community through events and hands-on education for all ages. More information can be found by calling the farm office at (203) 736-8618 or visiting the farm’s website at www.MassaroFarm.org.

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