Don't miss this sweet season ...
Maple syrup is the first harvest of the year!
North Hadley Sugar Shack
The sap is flowing, and sugarmakers have been boiling for weeks already! Many sugar shacks are open to visitors, and seasonal restaurants are serving up pancake breakfasts for the next month, so get out to a farm and get a taste of local maple deliciousness!

Join us for CISA's Annual Meeting and Potluck

Photo by Frank Talarico
Thursday, March 30, 6-8:30pm
Holyoke Senior Center, 291 Pine St
Come join with the CISA community to celebrate the work accomplished over the past year, honor our 2016 Local Hero awardees, enjoy a potluck dinner, and participate in a vibrant discussion about our local food economy with CISA staff, board, and your community! This event is free, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to Jennifer Williams via email or at 413-665-7100, ext. 10.

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Farmworkers, immigration, and local food 
As the national debate about refugees and immigration roils, we have been reflecting on the history and the modern condition of farm labor in this country, and on our role as advocates for a vibrant and equitable local food system. Our most recent column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette explores this complex topic.
Community Membership Corner

CISA Community Members, don't miss out on these special offers:
  • North Hadley Market is offering 10% off any in-store purchase of $25 or more, through March 31st!
  • Little Brook Farm Camp in Sunderland is offering a discount of $20 off per child per week of their April Farm Camp!
  • Happy Valley in Northampton is offering 10% off most items in their store!
  • And, as always, Cup and Top Cafe in Florence offers 10% off your order!

Find details about all these offers here.   

Become a CISA Community Member now! 

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