The Farmer & The Land: A Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner

Wheelhouse, Amherst
Thursday, August 1, 5:30-8pm  

Enjoy a meal with friends at Red Fire Farm! Delicious, locally grown food will be prepared by Wheelhouse. You'll hear the story of Red Fire Farm from Sarah and Ryan Voiland and learn about CISA and Kestrel Land Trust's work to support and preserve local farms and farmland that is the foundation of our food system. Proceeds will benefit CISA and Kestrel Land Trust. 

The case for local dairy
Cream of the Crop Farm, Russell
Leslie Lynn Lucio photo
Dairy farms have long been the backbone of agriculture in the Northeast. Today, unfettered production and a wholesale pricing system that undervalues milk threaten this vital industry in our state -- a quiet crisis that is changing local agriculture in ways that are invisible to most of us.

What's in season? LOTS!

E & J Scott Orchards, Buckland
Scott Streble photo
Pick your own berries!
Blueberry and raspberry fields are opening up this month, and picking your own is a gorgeous way to spend a sunny day!

Find local everywhere
It's high season! Corn, tomatoes, cukes, and all sorts of exciting crops are in season this month! CISA's searchable online guide can help you find it all.
Local Hero profile: Johnson Brook Farms
Johnson Brook Farms, Southwick
The Arnold brothers -- Dave, John, and Fred -- were born into a farming family, and they all decided to return to the farm in Southwick, where they grow asparagus, strawberries, and seed tobacco, after college. We talked with them about how the farm has changed, working with family, and the importance of reputation in farming communities.

Limited edition CISA t-shirts
We still have some sizes left of our series of very cool, limited-edition, local-artist-designed CISA t-shirts! Don't miss out -- when these are gone, they're gone!

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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Job opportunities, land, equipment.
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