Nestled on 57-acres between Woodbridge and Ansonia, Massaro Community Farm is a non-profit, certified organic vegetable farm. A family dairy farm for nearly eight decades, the property was deeded to Woodbridge in 2007 on the passing of the last Massaro family member. A group of residents interested in preserving the farm operations came together and formed the nonprofit entity that now runs the farm. A large portion of the farm is in the woods and wetlands of the property, which contains 2 miles of nature trails open dawn to dusk daily.
They grow vegetables, flowers, and strawberries primarily for their CSA members, those who subscribe to get a weekly share of produce for 20 weeks each season. They also sell produce at farmer's markets and to local farm-to-table residents. In line with their mission to Keep Farming, Feed People and Build Community, they donate at least 10% of what they grow to local hunger relief agencies. They build community through several community wide events each year, and through the offering of workshops, and farm-based education, which includes a summer camp and after school programs.
Over the past two years Massaro Community Farm has been developing connections to the Valley community through participation in a healthy kids initiative with Griffin Hospital, hosting youth from Ansonia schools and by hosting an AmeriCorps member. The farm joined the GVCC with the hopes of further nurturing and building connections with their neighbors and making themselves available to the community as a resource for enjoying open space and a working farm.
Please join us for a visit and Business After Hours at the Massaro Community Farm on Wednesday, September 16th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Watch the Greater Valley Chamber website for details coming soon.