Massaro Community Farm is staffed by Farm Manager, Steve Munno, Executive Director, Caty Poole, and seasonal staff members. However, many functions – such as hosting our weekly CSA pickup – that are performed by valued volunteers. We always welcome an extra set of hands! While we can certainly put your green thumb to work, those aren’t the only skills we need. The farm has committees that oversee our buildings & grounds, as well as outreach, programming, legal and financial matters, and we appreciate the input and talents of our community members in all of these areas. We also welcome groups wishing to visit the farm as part of a community service project.
Here are the primary ways you can help:
Field Work: Join our knowledgeable farm field staff as they plant, seed, water, harvest and weed our 8 cultivated acres, where we grow the majority of our produce for CSA members, farmer’s markets and local restaurants.
Tuesdays and Fridays 8:30am – 12:00pm (in season)
If you would like to volunteer for Field Work with our staff, please contact Steve at Steve@massarofarmcsa.org or 516-220-3514
Learning Garden/CSA pickup: These activities are less strenuous than field work. You can engage families as they explore the raised beds in the Learning Garden, planting & picking as they go or feeding our friendly farm chickens. Or you can greet visitors and CSA subscribers as they make their weekly stop at the farm for the fresh veggies.
Miscellaneous: Anything from weeding to trail maintenance to replenishing our trail guides. You may also be asked to do miscellaneous chores in the barn or office.
Wednesdays 9:00am – 12:00pm (in season)
If you would like to serve on a committee, or provide general support to the Learning Garden, farm-based programming or anything else, please fill out the form HERE and someone will be in contact with you.
If you’re not sure about making a long term commitment, we also hold events throughout the year and have opportunities for volunteers to step in for a few hours to help with children’s activities, greeting and directing attendees, directing parking and more. Your few hours of time spent with us help a great deal. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 203-736-8618.