Woodbridge: Massaro Community Farm - May 11

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale School of Public Health
Co-sponsor(s): 
Yale Club of New Haven
When: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
Massaro Community Farm See map
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Description: 
Massaro Community Farm is a non-profit, certified-organic farm on a 57-acre parcel of land operated collaboratively between the Town of Woodbridge and a Board of Directors comprised of local citizens. The property was deeded to the town by the Massaro Family, who had farmed the land since 1916. The farm operation includes a 200-member CSA, a weekly presence at Woodbridge and CitySeed Farmer’s Markets, and sale of their produce to select area restaurants. Each year, they donate at least 10% of what they grow to local hunger relief agencies. They donated more than 8,000 pounds of produce in 2016, and more than 43,000 pounds of food since 2010!
 
The YSPH Day of Service project will focus on clearing and tending our pollinator planting areas for spring growth.   
 
Since this is a farm, and they work rain or shine, folks should come prepared for a variety of weather. It can be cooler than downtown NH since they are at the top of a hill. Closed toed shoes are a definite; bring a reusable bottle of water would be helpful. They have restrooms and enough tools (including gloves) for this size group.
Site Coordinator: 
Tassos Kyriakides ‘99 PhD