James Maroney


James Maroney



June 30, 2023

Senator James Maroney Welcomes Farm Viability Grant to Woodbridge

Today, state Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) is welcoming the 2023 Farm Viability Grant to Woodbridge from the Department of Agriculture. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has awarded grants to 25 entities around Connecticut totaling over $750,000.

“The Massaro Community Farm is a Woodbridge treasure,” said Sen. Maroney. “I am thrilled to see the state recognize their value by providing them with this grant. The funding will be used so people can continue to enjoy their farms for years to come. They strive to not only create an environment encouraging others to get involved but they commit themselves to helping others through educational programs, sustainability workshops, and donations to local hunger relief agencies.”

The Massaro Community Farm in Woodbridge is receiving $49,402 in the 4-H Camp and Agricultural Science and Technology Education (ASTE) Center Infrastructure for improving educational infrastructure. These funds will help to create a 100’x 125’ livestock education area and provide livestock water access and hand-washing stations. The funds will also help with materials and supplies for agricultural programming and support the Summer Youth Employment program.

Funded projects directly respond to problems, interests, or needs in the state’s agricultural industry, specifically within the areas of urban agriculture; food supply chain; diversity, equity, and inclusion in Connecticut agriculture; and farmland access.