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Work and Play at Massaro Farm This Summer

Enjoy fresh veggies from the farm

Nourish yourself and your family by subscribing for a 10- or 20-week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share of our organic produce. Supporting our CSA protects open space, creates jobs and enables the donation of thousands of pounds of fresh produce to hunger relief each year. Weekly distribution begins in mid-June so it’s important to sign up now: Full share – $695; Half share – $370. www.MassaroFarm.org/join-our-csa.

If a weekly farm share is too much for you, you can purchase farm produce a la carte through our online store: www.MassaroFarm.Square.Site. Our store also offers local cheese, milk, eggs, buttermilk, mushrooms, pork and coffee, items generally not available with a CSA subscription.

Food Justice Certification

This year, Massaro Community Farm will apply for a Food Justice Certification from the Agricultural Justice Project (www.Agriculturaljusticeproject.org). This certification is a series of tools to assist food-related businesses increase label transparency and implement fair employment practices for all who labor in the food chain. Our farm staff come from a variety of backgrounds, most with college degrees. They are drawn to this hard, physical work by their passion for growing healthy food and their commitment to environmental stewardship. Attaining Food Justice Certification will cement our farm’s commitment to just treatment and fair pay for farm workers.

Scholarships available for farm programs

In order to make our farm activities accessible to everyone, this year we will offer sliding scale fees for workshops, events and summer camp. Though farm field trips have been available to any group regardless of ability to pay for several years, we are pleased to now offer additional financial support for all programs to make everyone feel welcome at the farm. Contributions to help offset the cost of these subsidies and ensure the continuation of outdoor education for all can be made to the Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature Fund, started by former board member and Woodbridge Living Treasure award recipient, Louisa Cunningham and her husband, Bill Kelly. www.cfgnh.org/articles/get-outdoors-and-enjoy-nature-fund.

Come work with us this summer

We are currently hiring instructors for our first full day summer camp, July 12-August 13. Camp instructors should have experience working with children (preferably ages 5-11) in some capacity, though a teaching certificate is not required. Applicants will be asked to undergo a background check. Thanks to generous funding from The Werth Family Foundation, we are also seeking applicants for our summer youth employment program. Applicants should be between the ages of 15-18; no previous farm experience is necessary. Full descriptions of both positions are available on our website; applicants should direct inquiries to Corey Thomas at education@massarofarm.org.

Get involved in a Community Garden

The farm manages 13 community gardens in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton and Oxford. We welcome both new and experienced gardeners to help oversee these vegetable gardens, including watering, weeding and harvesting. We supply all the materials; you set your own schedule! Take the produce home or add it to our donations for hunger relief partners. Visit our site for more details or to sign up: www.MassaroFarm.org/community-gardens.

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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