Urban Farming in Holyoke

Urban Farming in Holyoke

If you’re driving along Race Street in downtown Holyoke, you may be surprised to see two large shipping containers sitting on an otherwise empty plot of land. You might be even more surprised to learn what’s inside them—self-contained urban farming units producing...
The Dairy Crisis

The Dairy Crisis

Local dairy farmers are as concerned about a looming crisis, which is saying a lot for an industry dogged by constraints for years. Ed Maltby, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Association, joined Carrie Saldo in the studio to give context...
CISA Farm Camps

CISA Farm Camps

For many children, a summertime spent at a local camp is an annual tradition. But while most camps tend to be based around sports, Producer Dave Fraser and Devon Whitney-Deal of Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture explore CISA Farm Camps, farming and...

CISA: Apple Orchards

Phil Korman, Executive Director at CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture), visits two local farms (Apex Orchards & Cook’s Orchard) to learn about the apple harvest and how these farms cater to the public with “pick your own” days, retail stores...

CISA: Spring Planting

With Spring approaching, we take a look at two local farms and how they are preparing for the upcoming planting season. Phil Korman, Executive Director at CISA, visits Harvest Farm in Whately and Andrew’s Greenhouse in Amherst....