Hilltown Families


CISA’s Week of Winter Fare January 26 & February 2, 2013 It is possible to eat locally year-round and there is a lot of amazing local food to be had even in the depths of winter. On January 26th and February 2nd, CISA will kick off its 20th anniversary year with Winter Fare, a celebration of the winter bounty. In collaboration with regular Winter Farmers’ Markets in Greenfield, Northampton, Amherst, and Springfield,… Read More

Northampton Winter Fare: Eat Locally Year Round It is possible for families to eat locally year-round, and there is a lot of amazing local food to be had even in the depths of winter. On January 15th, 2011 from 10am-2pm, CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) is bringing Winter Fare, a vibrant, diverse farmers’ market and community event to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Bring your shopping bags and… Read More

Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week: August 16th – 22nd Farmers’ markets “help heighten public awareness of the agricultural diversity of Massachusetts and the benefits of buying local and preserving open space,” according to Governor Patrick’s proclamation. “Farmers’ markets create a festive open air setting which enhances community spirit and civic pride by offering a natural place for community gathering. It is befitting for the citizens of Massachusetts to recognize the continued contribution of… Read More

Get the Kids a Cookin’ for the Blueberry Bake Off Hosted by the CISA and Greenfield Farmers’ Market On Saturday, August 1, CISA and the Greenfield Farmers’ Market will host a contest featuring desserts made from locally grown blueberries. Participants should drop off their blueberry creations at 9am that day. No need to pre-register. A CISA staff member, a local farmer and other judges will determine the winning recipe. A $50 Greenfield… Read More

Philip Korman, CISA Executive Director in South Deerfield, MA writes: State cutbacks threaten Farm shares that feed low-income seniors Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), through its Senior FarmShare Program, has been offering free shares of the harvest to low-income seniors since 2004. The program is now at risk of being eliminated unless the Massachusetts Senate includes it in their budget. Every year, over 300 low-income seniors receive fresh fruits and vegetables… Read More

Packing Local Lunches 101 By CISA Packing your child’s lunch every day can be a challenge. Below are some tips for cutting down on costs, time, and energy you put into your child’s brown bagged lunch-and adding some locally grown goods! Most importantly, keep it simple. Making lunch for your child doesn’t have to be a struggle or a competitive sport. Just be sure you’re including a good variety: a fruit, a… Read More

What’s For Lunch? By CISA As students of all ages go back to school this month, they all have one thing in common-school lunch. Not all school lunches are created equal, and some have come a long way from the days of mystery meat. As Local Hero members, several local schools and colleges are making great efforts to be sure that their students are eating healthier meals made with locally grown produce…. Read More

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