One of our favorite yearly events is approaching. Every year, Massaro Farm in Woodbridge, CT, hosts a fabulous dinner and Denise creates and executes the menu. There's wine and beer, an incredible silent auction, and best of all the backdrop of this dinner is the beautiful farm!
Massaro Community Farm is a nonprofit, 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 (they just celebrated 100 years!) They grow and produce enough to supply a 200-member CSA, multiple weekly Farmers Markets and select restaurants (ZINC and Kitchen ZINC-to name a few). They also donate 10% of what they grow to local hunger relief agencies every year. Last year, they donated 8,000 pounds of produce and since 2010, they've donated more than 43,000 pounds! That's a pretty incredible accomplishment to grow and supply all those places with organic produce.
Massaro Farm offers educational courses throughout the year. They've held beekeeping workshops, summer camps, sustainability workshops, and also Dinner on the Farm. The Dinner on the Farm event is more than just coming for food and drink. Walk around the farm and explore on your own or take a tour with Farmer Steve and listen as explains their farming process.
Dinner on the Farm will sell out, as it does every year. Be sure to get your tickets now! It's a wonderful night to be a part of.
Copps Island blue point oysters with 2 sauces:
black garlic shoyu & hot cherry pepper vinegar
Cast iron steamed cherry stone clams with parsley and garlic
Chilled cucumber and dill soup shooters
Local cheese & charcuterie
Slow roasted beef brisket with arugula pesto, hot pepper jelly, and garlic
Quinoa salad with roasted summer squashes, scallion pesto, and caramelized onions
Roasted corn and giant Lima bean succotash
Pepperonata of fire roasted peppers, capers, and basil
Eggplant caponata, capers, olives, and tomatoes
Mixed heirloom tomato salad with fresh Liuzzi ricotta, EVOO, and charcoal salt
Chilled red beet salad with dill, red onion, and creme fraiche dressing
Mixed field greens with herb-Dijon vinaigrette
Pickled cucumbers with dill
Koffee? dessert bars
Massaro Farm strawberry sorbet prepared by Walnut Beach Creamery
Locally-roasted coffee and tea
Mark your calendar, buy your tickets and we'll see you at the farm!
Sunday, September 2, 2017, beginning at 4:30 pm
Massaro Community Farm DOTF
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525