Enroll: Institutions

Restricted to businesses that document significant efforts to purchase and promote locally grown products.

If you are a renewing Local Hero member, click here to fill out our year-end survey BEFORE you enroll. Completing the survey will give you a discount code to enter at checkout for a $10 savings.

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Local Hero membership benefits

All members benefit from CISA’s aggressive advertising and marketing campaign and promotion of our trademarked slogan Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® and Local Hero logo.

Membership benefits include:

  • Permission to use the Local Hero logo
  • Listing in the searchable online Farm Products Guide
  • Starter kit of Local Hero price cards and stickers
  • A “We Support Local Agriculture” sign for new members
  • Free Local Hero stickers and price cards up to 100 rolls of stickers and 1,500 price cards, and access to additional low-cost Local Hero supplies and merchandise. See more information here.
  • Access to CISA marketing expertise and technical assistance
  • Members-only networking events
  • Monthly members-only e-newsletters
  • Discounts on CISA workshops, and events, and products
  • Discounts on newspaper and radio advertising and Pioneer Valley Local First membership, graphic design, and ServSafe training. See more information here.
  • Eligibility to serve on CISA’s board and committees
  • Eligibility to apply for Grinspoon farm grants
  • CISA staff will review ad copy, materials, grants, etc. if needed
  • Priority opportunity to participate in CISA’s annual fundraising event
  • Opportunity to promote your farm festival or event on CISA’s website and e-newsletter

Local Hero membership fees

Dining service annual revenue* / membership fee:

Under $2 million / $250
$2,000,000 to $2,999,000 / $300
$3,000,000 to $3,999,000 / $350
$4,000,000 to $4,999,000 / $400
$5,000,000 to $5,999,000 / $450
$6,000,000 to $6,999,000 / $500
$7,000,000 to $7,999,000 / $550
$8,000,000 to $8,999,000 / $600
$9,000,000 to $9,999,000 / $650
$10,000,000 to $10,999,000 / $700
$11,000,000 to $11,999,000 / $800
$12,000,000 to $12,999,000 / $900
Over $13,000,000 / $1,000

* If your institution does not calculate revenue specific to dining services, we will work with you to develop an alternative measure (i.e. meals served).

Discounts to lower your membership fee!

Year-end Survey: Complete our survey for a $10 discount!

Early Bird: Get $20 off if you complete your registration by 2/17/20.

Recruitment: Get $20 off if you recruit a new member (they must join by 3/13/20 and mention your referral).

Advertising: Get $20 off if you used the Local Hero logo or slogan in a paid ad in 2019 and send us a copy of the ad (or radio script).

Multiple listings or memberships

If you have multiple institutional locations you can get them listed and save $30 per additional listing. If you have a farm stand you can get it listed for an additional $50. For prices and more information on multiple listings, see here or contact Zoey at 413-665-7100 x27.

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