Enroll: Restaurants, Cafés, Caterers

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

Begin enrollment/renewal now!

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.

Bronze ($200) benefits include:

  • Permission to use the Local Hero logo
  • Listing in the searchable online Farm Products Guide
  • Listing in the print Farm Products Guide (if enrolled by March 1st)
  • Starter kit of Local Hero price cards and stickers
  • A “We Support Local Agriculture” sign for new members
  • 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 print Farm Products Guide ads
  • Discounts on newspaper and radio advertising, Living Local and Pioneer Valley Local First membership, nutrition analysis, 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

Silver ($240) benefits include:

All the benefits of bronze membership, PLUS:

  • Free Local Hero stickers and price cards up to 100 rolls of stickers and 1500 price cards
  • 50% off membership/discounted rates at Western MA Food Processing Center. See more information here.
  • Discounts on print Farm Products Guide ads
  • 50 copies of the Farm Products Guide for your business

Discounts to lower your membership fee!

Year-end Survey: Complete our survey for a $5 discount!

Early Bird: Get $25 off if you complete your registration by 2/1/17.

Recruitment: Get $25 off if you recruit a new member (they must join by 3/1/17 and mention your referral).

Advertising: Get $25 off if you used the Local Hero logo or slogan in a paid ad or on your menu in 2016 and send us a copy of the ad (or radio script) or menu.

Category of distinction

Restaurants meeting the highest standard for local purchasing will be highlighted in our Farm Products Guide. This is a great way for you to differentiate your business. Scores will be calculated annually. Complete our online survey to be eligible for the category of distinction here.

Multiple listings or memberships

If you own more than one restaurant you can get them listed for an additional $140 per listing. If you have a farm stand you can get it listed for an additional $50. For prices and more information on multiple listings contact Devon at 413-665-7100 x22.


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