By popular demand, CISA’s Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling is back! Farmers, chefs, and neighbors from throughout the Pioneer Valley will take to the stage to share their stories at the Academy of Music Theatre this November. Join CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) as we celebrate the Local Heroes who make our thriving local food community tick!
Take a glimpse into the lives of the people who grow and cook the local food we love as they tell true stories from their life experiences. Expect everything from the tragic to the hilarious as we journey through the fields and kitchens of the Pioneer Valley. Find out what it’s like to grow up on the family farm and see the view from behind the kitchen doors of your favorite restaurant. Join us and discover how local food has shaped the lives of the Pioneer Valley community.
Ali Tifow New Family Community Farm Cooperative
Cathie Cappa Auntie Cathie’s Kitchen
Danny Botkin Laughing Dog Farm
Elodie Chicoine Chicoine Family Farm
Jessica O’Neil Just Roots
Jo Goodman Homesteader
Marie Rohan South Hadley Community Garden
Matt Stinchfield Community Member
Nancy Hanson Hampshire College Farm Program
Pete Solis Mockingbird Farm
Supicha Hillenbrand Thai Chili Food Truck
Our host for the afternoon will be Monte Belmonte from WRSI The River.
Want to get excited for Field Notes? Watch some of our favorite clips from last year’s show. There was a farmer’s guide to catching would-be pumpkin thieves, a single mother struggling with food insecurity whose life was changed by a farm share, the trials and tribulations of a compost fanatic, and much more.
Tickets are available for online purchase or at the Academy Box Office.
Box Office hours are Tues-Fri 3pm-6pm and one hour before performance,
Box Office Telephone: 413-584-9032 x105 (Box Office fees apply)