Buy Local

It Matters!

We’ve seen the impact of buying local right here. That’s why, since 1993, CISA has led the way in developing initiatives that support farmers, create strong markets for their products, and build a thriving agriculture economy here in western Massachusetts. And the case for local agriculture has never been stronger.

In fact, if every household in the Commonwealth shifted just $5 a month towards local food, that would result in:

  • $70.5 million per year in benefit to the local economy
  • 1,810 new jobs
  • Increased health with over 263 million servings of fresh, local food

Buying local:

  • keeps money in the local economy
  • preserves family farms
  • reduces oil-dependent transportation costs
  • protects our local landscapes
  • ensures that fresh, healthy food stays available and affordable to all