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March 2021

Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety This course, taught by University of Massachusetts Extension educators, is a remote 3-session program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small value added food processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and an provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for…

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Farmers’ market manager meetup

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Free (Remote)

Farmers’ market manager meetup Thursday, March 25, 3:30-4:45pm CISA invites all Valley farmers' market managers to a remote meetup to touch base as we all gear up for the summer market season. We’ll cover COVID-related PSAs, upcoming funding opportunities, equity resources, customer outreach best practices, plus several other topics to help you as you prep for a successful market season. This is also an opportunity for market managers to hear from each other and share their market's challenges and successes.…

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Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety This course, taught by University of Massachusetts Extension educators, is a remote 3-session program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small value added food processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and an provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for…

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April 2021

Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Tri-State SARE Project Webinar Series Webinar 4: Tuesday, April 6th WEBINAR 4 Refining your grazing plan Daimon Meeh (NH NRCS) & Susan Parry (PA NRCS) All webinars will be held from 10 am to 12 noon Webinars are open to service providers and farmers and will be comprised of time for instruction in addition to interactive breakout sessions. By attending all webinars participants will have a sound understanding of how to help farmers create a grazing plan and/or work…

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CISA Annual Meeting

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for CISA's Online Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00pm Register here. Join CISA to reflect on lessons from a pandemic year and what it means for the future. We’ll talk about the shortcomings that this crisis revealed in our food system, the ways that local farmers, advocates, and legislators stepped up to keep our communities fed, and new opportunities and challenges that face us as we head into 2021. Panelists: Philip Korman, CISA Executive Director Margaret Christie,…

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Start a Food Biz Workshop

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Start a Food Biz Workshop April 26 | 5:00-6:30pm This workshop is perfect for you if: you are thinking about launching a food business and curious about what it takes, OR you are about to launch a food business and want to be prepared for the road ahead. Register here

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Employment Law Webinar for Restaurants & Other Foodservice Businesses

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Employment Law Webinar for Restaurants & Other Foodservice Businesses “Can I Hire My Friends and Family? Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Employment Law & Why Formal Staffing Systems Matter” April 27 | 6:00pm In this webinar, you will learn ways to formalize employment in your business, as well as recommendations for working with lawyers on employment and other legal issues. Register here

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Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) Training: how HIP works and how to explain it to customers

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free (Remote)

The Healthy Incentives Program is a state-run program whereby SNAP customers can get additional fresh, local produce using their SNAP/EBT card. Many SNAP customers don't know that they have the HIP benefit already on their card, and the HIP program can be difficult to explain. Join us to learn what HIP is, how it works, and how to explain it to your customers. Open to farmers' market staff, volunteers, managers, and any one else who is interested in HIP and…

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