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January 2018

CISA Winter Workshop: Building Workplace Culture for Staff Retention

January 23 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holyoke Senior Center, 291 Pine Street
Holyoke, MA United States
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How do you retain staff year after year? How do you create a strong team from the beginning and follow through the season? In this workshop we will work together to build management and training styles for staff retention including mission clarification, empowering managers and crew leaders, and clear communication and feedback. This workshop builds upon Pete’s fall 2017 workshop and digs deeper into the topic of staff retention, so folks can walk away with clear next steps towards developing a strong…

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CISA Winter Workshop: Building Workplace Culture for Staff Retention

January 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CISA Office, 1 Sugarloaf Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373 United States
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How do you retain staff year after year? How do you create a strong team from the beginning and follow through the season? In this workshop we will work together to build management and training styles for staff retention including mission clarification, empowering managers and crew leaders, and clear communication and feedback. This workshop builds upon Pete's fall 2017 workshop and digs deeper into the topic of staff retention, so folks can walk away with clear next steps towards developing…

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Forest Park Winter Fare

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Old Monkey House at Forest Park, Trafton Road Entrance
Springfield,

Join CISA at the Farmers' Market at Forest Park on January 27 for a special Winter Fare day! A full day of food demos, sampling, and more, plus the amazing range of great local food and crafts that await you twice a month at this market. Come on out and bring a friend! Find more details about the Farmers' Market at Forest Park. We'll be joined by Ashley Tresoline of Bella Foodie—learn how to eat well and stay healthy with…

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CISA Winter Workshop: Employee Manuals: Policies, Ethics and Law

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303, 303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States
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We’ll walk through the steps of creating an employee manual that your employees with understand We’ll also discuss federal and state laws, policies that support the health and well-being of your staff, and best practices for upholding those policies. Sarah is Counsel for the firm Bulkley Richardson in the Business and Finance department and is a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. Her practice encompasses a wide range of industries and clients including entrepreneurs, closely-held / family businesses, restaurant and…

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February 2018

Greenfield Winter Fare

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Four Corners School, 21 Ferrante Avenue
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States

Come on out to the Greenfield Winter Farmers' Market on February 3 at the Four Corners School for a special Winter Fare day! A full day of free demos, activities for kids, music, and more, plus the amazing range of great local food and crafts that await you monthly at this market. Come on out and bring a friend! Check back soon for a complete list of activities! CISA is also organizing a special Winter Fare day at the Amherst…

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303, 303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States

Fruit and vegetable growers interested in learning about produce safety and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule are invited to attend this course to learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the Produce Safety Rule requirements, and how these requirements will be enforced in MA through MDAR’s Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP). This course is one way to satisfy the Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

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CISA Winter Workshop: Developing Farm SOPs and Training Staff

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
125 Long Plain Rd., South Deerfield, MA, 125 Long Plain Rd.
South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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In collaboration with MDAR and UMass we will go over how to create and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and how to train your staff as it relates to Food Safety and the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Gary Gemme of Harvest Farm of Whately will talk about some of his methods for staff training and management. Location: Harvest Farm of Whately, 125 Long Plain Rd., South Deerfield Presenter: Lisa McKeag - UMass Extension, Michael…

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Amherst Winter Fare

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market, Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St
Hadley,

Join CISA at the Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market on February 10 for a special Winter Fare day! A full day of free demos, activities for kids, music, and more, plus the amazing range of great local food and crafts that await you weekly at this market.   Check back soon for a complete list of activities! All Winter Fare events are free, open to the public, and do not require an RSVP. Come join us!  

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