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WRSI: Hilltown Mobile Market

Jul 31 2021

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WRSI, July 23, 2021 . Seva Water, Coordinator of the Hilltown Mobile Market, and Kate Bavelock, Director of Community Programs, with Hilltown CDC, talk about getting veggies from Hilltown farmers right on the van and directly to the people. [continue reading]

Local Hero Profile: Granny’s Place

Jul 13 2021

Local Hero Profile by Sarah Lucia, CISA TerraCorp Service Member
Published in CISA’s July 2021 enewsletter
If you are passing through Agawam and in need of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, or plants, Granny’s Place is the place to be. Currently in their 13 th year as a [continue reading]

Online map helping SNAP customers find local produce

Jun 24 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
The Recorder, By CHRIS LARABEE, Staff Writer
The South Deerfieldbased Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is continually updating an online map directing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers to local farm stands and markets participating in the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP).
HIP provides $40 to $80 of [continue reading]

WRSI: Field Notes and Five College Farms

Jun 15 2021
Jacob Nelson, Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 12, 2021.
Lots of things are edible. “Food” is usually what’s also desirable and socially normal to eat. As local farmer Mariana Lachiusa discovered, that makes “food” a matter of perspective.
Take the tomato hornworm. These voracious caterpillars defoliate an entire tomato plants in mere days, and [continue reading]

Local Hero Profile: Sweet Morning Farm, LLC

Jun 11 2021
Local Hero Profile by Sarah Lucia, CISA TerraCorp Service Member
Published in CISA’s June 2021 enewsletter
“Local food is fantastic; the more local people can shop, the more small farms like ours can be supported and boost the local economy,” says Robin Creamer of Sweet Morning Farm, LLC. He [continue reading]

CISA seeks to raise $100K by end of March

Mar 25 2021
The Recorder, March 18, 2021, by Anita Fritz
SOUTH DEERFIELD — Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, better known as CISA, will continue to increase food access for the area’s most vulnerable residents, but it is seeking help from the community to do so.
The nonprofit is trying to raise $100,000 through its Local [continue reading]

‘Trees don’t get COVID’: Sugar shacks reopen in Massachusetts after being closed during 2020 season due to COVID pandemic

Mar 2 2021
‘Trees don’t get COVID’: Sugar shacks reopen in Massachusetts after being closed during 2020 season due to COVID pandemic “After closing early due to the  COVID pandemic in 2020, sugar shacks in Massachusetts have reopened their doors for another season.” Read the full article at MassLive.com . [continue reading]

Local farms gearing up for busy gardening season

Feb 2 2021
AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — With snow and a blast of arctic air in the forecast this week, it appears as though the depths of winter are finally among us, but thankfully, there are also signs of spring!
Farmers are gearing up for what is expected to be yet another active growing season, with many [continue reading]

WRSI: Easthampton Winter Farmers’ Market

Jan 19 2021

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New this year: the Easthampton Winter Farmers’ Market. Hear all about it!
After such a strong summer market in 2020, organizers thought ‘why not keep it going?’ We’re glad Robin Creamer (Sweet Morning Farm), Stan McCoy (Sage Meadow Farm), and [continue reading]

Local Hero Profile: Winter Farmers’ Market at the Hampshire Mall

Jan 15 2021
Local Hero Profile by Sarah Lucia, CISA’s TerraCorp Service Member
Published in CISA’s January 2021 enewsletter
When the ground freezes and snow flies through the air, a sense of wellbeing and connection keeps us grounded and thriving. The Winter Farmers’ Market at the Hampshire Mall provides fresh and local [continue reading]

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