Get your tickets for Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling

Sunday, November 18, 2pm
Academy of Music, Northampton

Come hear true local food and farm stories told by the farmers, chefs, and community members who experienced them! Coming of age on the farm, falling in love, building community, heartbreak, hunger, and pumpkin thieves: you don't want to miss this.

Find the list of storytellers and get tickets!

Order your local Thanksgiving turkey and holiday roasts today!

Lukasik Family Farm, South Hadley 
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Make it a local Thanksgiving with a delicious bird from a local farm! Local turkeys can sell out quickly, so don't miss your chance. 

And Thanksgiving might be right around the corner, but this is the time to order your holiday roasts and other special cuts of meat, too! 

You are about local farms. Keep them strong.

Pine Hill Orchards, Colrain
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You are the 'Community' in our name. It is thanks to you that each day we work to strengthen local farms. With your financial gifts, we help hundreds of farms in the Pioneer Valley. Please make a donation to help us meet our goal of raising $250,000 to expand our impact. We are so grateful for your support!

Local Hero profile: Hettie Belle Farm

"This whole operation started when we had our kids," says farmer Jennifer Core of Hettie Belle Farm in Warwick. "We wanted to produce the kind of meat that we would want to feed our own children." Nowadays, their wide variety of organic and sustainably-raised meats feed not only their own family, but over 100 CSA members as well.

What's in season?

Amherst Winter Farmers' Market
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There's so much available in the fall! Look to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes for a glimpse: potatoes, squash, apples, hardy greens, and so much more. 
Many summer farmers' markets are still going strong, and winter markets are opening for the season! 

Find everything local in CISA's searchable online guide.

Get seasonal cooking inspiration from CISA's weekly Valley Bounty column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Land use, environmental impact, and local meat

Wheel-View Farm, Shelburne 
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"The relationship between humans and livestock and crops goes back many millennia, and I see it as our duty to honor that relationship and try to keep our little piece of this as balanced as we can." Rachel Robertson-Goldberg of Crabapple Farm on raising animals for meat.

Read all about local meat production in this month's CISA column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette!
Limited-edition CISA t-shirts

Now available: a brand new, very cool, very limited edition CISA t-shirt designed by local artist Maggie Nowinski. This is the second in a seasonal series we're releasing in honor of CISA's 25th anniversary. Don't miss out!

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!
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