Enroll: Grocers, Specialty Retailers, Distributors
Restricted to businesses that document significant efforts to purchase and highly 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.
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
- 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 newspaper and radio advertising and Pioneer Valley Local First membership, graphic deisgn, and ServSafe training. See more information here.
- Eligibility to serve on CISA’s board and committees
- 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 events 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 1,500 price cards
- 50% off client facility fee at Western MA Food Processing Center. See more information here.
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 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 have other eligible businesses you own be a Local Hero member at a discount as well. See here for prices and more information on multiple listings or contact Zoey at 413-665-7100 x27.