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August 2018

Front Porch Jam at Simple Gifts Farm

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Simple Gifts Farm, 1089 North Pleasant St
Amherst,

Bring your friends, and your favorite instrument, and hang with Simple Gifts Farm, as they jam into the evening, every third Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.  Local musicians will lead the jam. We’ll be serving up their own meats & seasonal grilled vegetables. BYOB! Scheduled Jams: Aug. 17: CSA member and fiddler, Laura Quayle, & Ted Soulos, flautist and teacher at Wildwood Elementary, will lead a Celtic style Jam. Sept. 21 Click here for updates on upcoming jams

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3rd Hampshire Candidate Forum

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bangs Community Center, 4 Boltwood Walk
Amherst,

The community is invited to join the candidates for a series of open discussion focusing on our region’s food insecurity and its underlying causes. This is your opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and learn how they intend to ensure everyone has access to healthy food. 3rd Hampshire Candidates Forum Monday, August 20, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst Moderated by: Keith P. Barnicle, District Representative for Congressman Jim McGovern Co-sponsored by CISA and The…

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September 2018

Bashista Orchards Craft & Vendor Fair

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bashista Orchards, 160 East Street
Southampton, MA,

Craft & Vendor Fair with over 40 craft/vendors, plus food. Stop and smell the donuts and try a cider slushy. Stroll through the fruit trees while browsing. Balloon sculptor for the kids 11-1 and live music 1-3 pm. Pick your own apples is in full swing and will be available every day through September. No admission charge. Click here for more info.

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Growing Hemp in MA: Opportunities for Farmers & Others

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John W. Olver Transit Center, Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive St
Greenfield, MA

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), MA Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), and CISA invite you to this workshop for farmers, local officials, and others. Growing and refining hemp (which refers to strains of cannabis plants and products made from it used for industrial purposes, such as to make textiles, CBD oils, or other consumer products) is now legal in Massachusetts, and following the passage of new state legislation, there is new information for…

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Front Porch Jam at Simple Gifts Farm

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Simple Gifts Farm, 1089 North Pleasant St
Amherst,

Bring your friends, and your favorite instrument, and hang with Simple Gifts Farm, as they jam into the evening, every third Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.  Local musicians will lead the jam. We’ll be serving up their own meats & seasonal grilled vegetables. BYOB!   Click here for updates on upcoming jams

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20th Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

September 29 - September 30
Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange,

Meander among 100 bountiful booths featuring regional artists, farmers, community organizations and garlic cuisine; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Celebrate and relax with great bands, spoken word, and performance on three stages- including a solar-powered music stage – and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Be inspired by exhibitor demos and ample activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Soothe the soul with healing arts…

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October 2018

Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture

October 26 - October 28
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT United States

Dates:October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018 Location(s): Main Conference Meeting Space Omni Hotel 155 Temple Street New Haven, CT. 06510 Breakout Rooms & Vendor Symposium Gateway Community College 20 Church Street New Haven, CT. 06510 Contracted Hotels: Room reservations are not included in registration rate. Please contact the hotels directly in order to reserve a room for your stay. Omni Hotel at Yale University (Pending) Courtyard Marriot New Haven (Pending) The Study at Yale (Confirmed) Please register online at:…

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November 2018

Field Notes

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Local food and farming will take the stage this November at the Academy of Music for Field Notes: Local Food Stories. This is CISA’s first ever local food storytelling event and we can’t wait to hear the real life experiences of the folks who grow, cook, sell, and eat the local food that we all love. Join us as we shine a light on the many ways that local food and farming has impacted lives – in ways big and small…

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