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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. Our farm operation includes a 200-member CSA, a weekly presence at Woodbridge and CitySeed Farmer’s Markets (Edgewood Park on Sundays and Wooster Square on Saturdays), and sale of our produce to select area restaurants. Each year, we donate at least 10% of what we grow to local hunger relief agencies. We have donated more than 50,000 pounds of food since 2010!
Our farm also holds a series of education and family-related events throughout the year, including spring and fall festivals, and a 2-week, half-day summer camp each August. We collaborate with numerous other community organizations to share our passion for locally grown food, thoughtful land stewardship and education. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for generations to come by engaging the community in a range of farm-based activities.