Field Notes tickets available now!
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Sunday, November 24, 2pm
Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton

CISA's storytelling event is back by popular demand, and we've got an amazing new lineup of farmers, chefs, and neighbors from throughout the Valley who will be sharing their stories. Expect everything from the tragic to the hilarious as we journey through the fields and kitchens of the Pioneer Valley. 

Make it a local holiday season!

Diemand Farm, Elizabeth Solaka photo
Find CISA's list of farms and retailers offering locally-raised turkeys for your Thanksgiving table here. Don't delay -- orders are due soon!

Pick up a local rib roast, ham, or other special meat for your holiday meals. Find them here.

Everything else!
CISA's searchable online guide to local food and farms can help you find local veggies, fruit, cheese, drinks, gifts, and everything else you need for a local fall and winter. 

Need seasonal inspiration?
Valley Bounty, CISA's weekly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, gives a peek behind the scenes at local farms and shares farmers' favorite recipes.

Local Hero profile: Small Ones Farm

Sally and Bob Fitz grow a wide variety of fruit at Small Ones Farm in South Amherst -- and right now, it's pie season!

Farmers' markets during the shoulder season

Winter Farmers' Market at the
Hampshire Mall
Elizabeth Solaka photo
There's so much local food available during the fall and winter months -- don't miss out on the farmers' markets that bring it to you all season long.

Many regular-season markets are still going strong through the fall, and winter markets are starting to open up too. Find details about fall markets and winter markets in CISA's online guide.
Donate today

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Your gift helps CISA stay proactive in supporting over 250 farms, helping them to stay viable. Please consider making a gift today to help us continue this work and to keep the Valley a place you want to call home.


The next generation of farmers needs support
Riverland Farm, Leslie Lynn Lucio photo
Farmers need support at every stage of their business, whether they are brand new or many decades in. But farmers as a population are aging, and as we consider the future of our local food system, we must take special care to ensure that young farmers have equitable pathways into agriculture.

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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