This year, CISA is proudly celebrating 20 years of strengthening local farms and communities. Your gift can make an even bigger impact in 2013 thanks to our $100,000 Anniversary Fund. Every dollar raised, either from a new donor or an increase in giving from a current donor, will be matched by two dollars, up to $50,000!
If we raise $50,000 in new dollars, CISA gets the full $100,000 in the Anniversary Fund, and will have a total of $150,000 in new resources. The $150,000 in new resources will be used to support beginning farmers, expand our work in Hampden County and scale up the Local Food System to provide more local food to more residents of our region. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to help grow our Annual Fund exponentially – but hurry, it’s only during our 20th Anniversary year!
Your membership allows CISA to:
- Publish our annual Farm Products Guide, which connects farmers and consumers by listing what’s in season, where to find it, and much more
- Host skill-building workshops for farmers and business owners that contribute to a sustainable and thriving local food economy
- Respond to new opportunities and challenges facing our farmers and our region
- Provide business planning resources and networking opportunities to new women farmers
- Serve as a national model for how communities can strengthen local agriculture across the United States