2017 CSA Subscription Still Available, Sign Up Now!
The 2017 CSA will begin in two weeks, making the first pickup dates as follows:
- on the farm Tuesday, June 13 and Friday, June 16
- delivery to New Haven Wednesday, June 14
- NEW delivery to Walnut Beach on Thursday, June 15
Massaro Farm CSA, 2017 Offering
Our 2017 CSA will be comprised of 20 weekly distributions beginning in early to mid-June and finishing in mid- to late October (exact dates TBD). All of the produce distributed as part of our CSA is Certified Organic and grown here at Massaro Farm. Choose farm pickup on Tuesday or Friday from 2:30pm-6:30pm; or choose delivery to Cedarhurst Cafe in New Haven on Wednesday from 3pm-6pm.
Tentative distribution start dates: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday, June 6, 7, 9, 2017
Farm Pickup Price: $695; $650 if paid in full by Dec 1 (cash or check)
Delivery to New Haven Price: $745 ; $695 if paid in fully by Dec 1 (cash or check)
2017 Fruit Option
When you come for your vegetables each week you can also pick up fresh fruit harvested from nearby High Hill Orchard in Meriden. Please note that the fruit from High Hill Orchard is not Certified Organic. The Fruit Option begins in early July and runs 15 weeks. Please scroll down for more details.
Farm Pickup Price: $90
Delivery to New Haven Price: $100
Subscribe to our 2017 CSA
Please subscribe online and create an account. This way you’re sure to get important news from the farm, you’ll still have the option to pay for your subscription by check, and by registering online you’ll help us stay organized! You may also print and fill out our registration form and return it via postal mail with your payment to Massaro Farm CSA, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525.
In keeping with the spirit of community supported agriculture and the shared risk/shared reward philosophy, we appreciate your paying for your CSA subscription in full and as early as possible. While we greatly appreciate and rely on this early funding, we respect that paying upfront and in full may not always be possible. As you proceed with your order, please scroll down the ‘Checkout’ page to a see a $100 Deposit option that we hope will meet your needs. For additional payment schedules and inquiries, please contact Farmer Steve. We accept payment in cash, by check or direct bank transfer, and via PayPal.
Massaro weekly CSA pickup location
The Barn at Massaro Farm, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.
Farm pickup days
Choose either Tuesday or Friday; this will be your pick up day throughout the season.
Farm pickup hours
On your pickup day between 2:30pm – 6:30 pm.
New Haven Pickup Option
We offer a limited number of CSA subscriptions for pick up in New Haven on Wednesday afternoons between 3pm-6pm at Cedarhurst Cafe located at 44 Crown St. between State Street and Orange Street. Space is limited. You’ll miss out on our U-pick crops and hanging out at the farm, but you do get produce delivered to New Haven for your convenience. To participate in the Fruit Option in New Haven, you must also subscribe to the CSA in New Haven. Tentative First Distribution Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
We do not offer “half shares.” However, you are welcome to split a subscription with another person or family. If you plan to split a subscription, please send in only one check for your group. Only one name will be on our distribution list (though we can send our email newsletter to multiple people) as only one person/family will serve as the main contact. It will be your responsibility to determine who picks up the produce and how it is divided.
Additional Contributions to Massaro Farm CSA
We welcome any additional financial support you’re able to provide! As many of you may know, PayPal is a very convenient form of payment and we’re happy to offer this option. The downside for us here at Massaro Farm is that PayPal charges a fee for each transaction processed through their service. This amount can add up quickly considering fees average over $20 per CSA subscription. If using PayPal, might you consider adding a small donation to your subscription to offset this cost? Every little bit helps and all additional contributions go directly toward supporting our farm operations. Thank you. We truly appreciate this additional support.
What You Can Expect During The Season
Our 20-week CSA will begin in early/mid June and finish in mid/late October (exact dates depend on season). Throughout the season you will receive a variety of vegetables, all of which will be freshly harvested from the farm. In the first few weeks of distribution produce will be simple and light, including the first crops to be ready for harvest, such as lettuce, kale, turnips, carrots, scallions and peas. As we move deeper into summer the bounty should increase, allowing you to take home a greater variety of produce including peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers. There will be some crops that you can pick yourself, including peas, green beans, and cherry tomatoes. When such “U-pick” crops are available, there will be instructions at the farm as to how to proceed.
Our Crops: Lettuce, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Eggplants, Scallions, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Cabbage, Broccoli, Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill, Beets, Fennel, Chard, Kale, Radishes, Turnips, Green Beans, Bok Choi, Broccoli Raab, Winter Squash, Potatoes, Cabbage, and more (40-50 crops in total, all certified organic).
NOTE: We do not grow corn.
We present our produce “market-style” such that you choose your vegetables from crates of produce arranged on tables in our barn. There is clear signage letting you know what to take home with you, and volunteers are always available to answer any questions you may have. For example, if the distribution includes 2 heads of lettuce, there will be crates full of lettuce with signage stating ‘2 Lettuce’; if the distribution includes a 3 pound bag of tomatoes, there will be crates of bagged tomatoes, from which you will select one bag of tomatoes. There may be some new and unfamiliar vegetables and we encourage you to try everything at least once! However, if you don’t want something, you certainly do not have to take it; you can either leave the item and it will be included in our weekly donations to local hunger relief organizations, or you can bring it over to our produce exchange bin and swap it for another item you prefer.
What is in the fruit CSA and what quantities can be expected?
Each week you will get one type of fruit from High Hill Orchard. For example:
July: Blueberries (1 pint), or Peaches (2-2.5 lbs);
August: Cantaloupe or Watermelon (3-4 pounds), or Apples (3-4 pounds)
September and October: Apples or Pears (3-4 pounds), or Apple Cider (1/2 gallon)
Note: Fruit from High Hill Orchard is not certified organic; please visit High Hill Orchard for additional details.