Walking Tour: Imagine Your Food System

With Massaro Community Farm


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Meet at 41 Ford Rd., Woodbridge, at the information sign in the north parking lot, behind the two-story dairy barn.

You’ve heard the expression “farm-to-table,” but what does that really entail? What does organic mean, anyway? Learn how the organic vegetables in dishes at area restaurants such as Heirloom, Olmo, and Pataka make it to your plate with Farmer Steve of Massaro Community Farm. At the farm, Steve will guide participants across 57 acres of diverse ecosystems cultivating vegetables, flowers, and honey, and will show how your food choices impact the local and global ecosystem, how tax dollars subsidize counterintuitive agricultural practices, and how current supply chains make it hard to adapt to sudden market changes like a pandemic. Together we’ll see how small farms can save our climate and feed a growing population, sustainably.

Steve Munno

Farmer Steve is originally from Long Island and is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. After graduation in 2001, Steve’s work in field science and wilderness skills education took him to California, where he lived for five years. During this time, Steve began to hone his skills in agriculture. Always a food lover and long time supporter of local farms, Steve found his work in the wilderness continually pointed toward the importance of healthy food and its connection to healthy communities and healthy land. Inspired to be more involved with food and farming, he volunteered with a local farmer for two years before enrolling in the UC Santa Cruz Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. Upon completion of this Apprenticeship, Steve stayed on for second year at UC Santa Cruz serving as a teacher and assistant manager in a 2+ acre market garden growing a tremendous variety of vegetables, flowers, fruit and perennials. He then returned to the east coast to work for The Food Project in Lincoln, MA. Steve managed the greenhouse on this 30-acre farm and helped provide for a 400-member CSA, supply food to farm stands in Boston, donate produce to hunger relief organizations and offer educational opportunities to youth and community organizations in the greater Boston area. At the end of 2009, Steve came to Massaro Farm to revive the land and bring the fields at Massaro Farm back into production.