Enroll: Grocers, Specialty Retailers, Distributors

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

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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.

Bronze ($200-300)* benefits include:

* Bronze membership fee based on annual gross sales, as follows (under $500,000=$200; $500,001 to $1 million=$250; $1,000,001 to $5 million=$285; over $5,000,000=$300

  • 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 $350 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
  • 100 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 in 2016 and send us a copy of the ad (or radio script).

Multiple listings or memberships

If you own more than one retail store you can get multiple stores listed and save $80 per additional listing. If you have a farm stand you can get it listed for an additional $50. You can list other businesses you own at a discount as well. For prices and more information on multiple listings contact Devon at 413-665-7100 x22.

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