2009 Guide for Families to Discover
Locally Grown Farm Products in Western Massachusetts
Summer’s here and so is the 2009 Locally Grown: Farm Products Guide, a free publication distributed by CISA during the week of June 22nd, 2009. Valley farms provide everything from asparagus and alpaca wool to zucchini and zinnias, so there’s never been a better time to buy locally grown products. The Guide features information on 181 farms, 40 restaurants, 30 retailers, 7 landscape and gardening centers, 11 institutions, and 5 specialty producers involved in the Local Hero program, as well as recipes, seasonal eating tips and information on how you can support local agriculture beyond eating locally grown fruits and vegetables.
An online version of the Guide is always available at www.buylocalfood.org and lets users search by product and location. It provides comprehensive lists of Local Hero farms, restaurants, grocery stores, and more–along with a continuously updated report of what’s ripe and where to find it.
Support local economies and sustainablility – buy locally grown farm products!