It's easier than ever to find local food and farms!

We're thrilled to show you all our majorly upgraded and updated online guide to local food and farms! You can search for your favorite food, see a map of local outlets, find a new place to pick apples this fall, or find next summer's farm share. So take a look, update your bookmarks, and please tell us what you think! We hope you love it.

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Get your tickets today for CISA's Taste the View!

Elizabeth Solaka photo
Join us on Thursday, September 28th from 6-9pm at beautiful Quonquont Farm in Whately for Taste the View, CISA's annual fundraising event. We will celebrate the diversity and bounty of local food with a wide variety of small plates and featured dishes made almost entirely with ingredients from Local Hero farms. Catering provided by Chef Dino Giordano and Smith College Dining Services.

Details and tickets here.

Local farms + local restaurants = yum

Belly of the Beast, Northampton
Leslie Lynn Lucio photo
Only about half of the food dollars that we spend in the United States go toward food which is prepared and eaten at home, and 37 percent of U.S. food dollars are spent at restaurants. A thriving local food system cannot depend only on shoppers choosing local in their kitchens - it must include pathways for farmers to get their products to restaurants, along with schools and all the other places that we eat.

Read more of CISA's monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Runners, sign up now for the Clarkdale Cider Run!

Registration is open for the third annual Clarkdale Fruit Farms 12K Cider Run! Join us on November 12th at Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield to celebrate the fall, drink some freshly pressed sweet cider, and support CISA on a scenic course that includes some rolling hills and one tough climb. We're also looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help us pull it off -- please contact Lisabeth if you're interested.
Sign up here.
Fall internships with CISA

CISA is on the lookout for a couple of great interns this fall. Most of our internships are unpaid, but if you are a student we will work with your school to help you get credit, participate in a school-funded internship program, or earn work-study hours. Please help us spread the word!
 Details here.
Too much farmy fun to list!  
Warm Colors Apiary

Fall means farm festivals, harvest celebrations, and more! CISA's events page is constantly updated with new events, so check it out and don't miss out on the fun! (A few upcoming highlights include
Kitchen Garden Farm's Chilifest, Warm Colors Apiary's Honey Festival, the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, and Franklin County Cider Days ...)
Find them all here.
Quick Links

Check out our press page for news stories about local farms and local agriculture, along with our weekly interview series on WRSI, monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and more!
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Farm tours, film screenings, workshops, special local meals -- there's always something happening in the Valley!
Go to events listing

Job opportunities, land, equipment.
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