Massaro Community Farm Fund

Massaro Community Farm. 

Someone is enjoying a harvest today because of the seeds that were planted seasons ago. Just like thoughtful planning is needed to grow crops, so, too, is it required to grow an
organization’s reserve fund.

Massaro Community Farm has a mission to keep farming, feed people, and build community for generations to come. These core principles shape the farm’s operations, workshops, events,
and educational programming that take place on its 57 acres to promote the importance of connecting to locally-sourced food.

Located on the Ansonia-Woodbridge town line, the farm supports both Greater New Haven and Valley communities with a vegetable subscription program, on-farm and in-school education, and thousands of pounds of produce, which is given to hunger relief each year.

“We are transitioning from a start-up to a mature entity,” said Executive Director Caty Poole “Establishing a reserve fund at the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) represents the first phase to secure our stake in the community we serve. By no means extravagant, it was the next logical step to grow our future, and signal to the region our intent to continue the tradition of
small, diversified farming.”

The Massaro Community Farm board of directors and staff believe in slow and thoughtful growth. As part of its ongoing planning and management, the farm felt it had reached a point that it was able to allocate monies to start the Fund as a step towards building a reserve, with the eventual goal of creating an
endowment. With much of the farm’s outreach efforts taking place in neighboring Valley towns, it made sense to place the farm’s investment with VCF.

“For us, a sustainable reserve fund strengthens our organization and will be a great resource for our dedicated supporters,” Caty added. “Having a reserve fund at VCF allows money to be invested while we continue our efforts to build support for a farm in our community.”

To make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund, please complete the secure, online credit card form below: 


253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418


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