CISA: Maple Sugaring

CISA: Maple Sugaring

Maple sugaring is a time honored tradition that spans centuries in New England. On average it takes 40 gallons of sap to yield one gallon of maple syrup and the season only lasts about 4-6 weeks. CISA Executive Director Phil Korman visits two local farms that are in...
CISA: Local Flour and Bread

CISA: Local Flour and Bread

The growing of grain in this region is having a renaissance that is motivated by the popularity of local artisan bakeries. Phil Korman, Executive Director of CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, visits Upinngil Farm in Gill, MA and Hungry Ghost Bakery...
CISA: Robotic Milking Parlor

CISA: Robotic Milking Parlor

Phil Korman, Executive Director at CISA, visits Barstow’s/Longview Farm in Hadley to learn about their state-of-the-art robotic milking system and some of the other technological advances in milk production. Barstow/Longview Farm CISA: Community Involved in Sustaining...
CISA: Wineries

CISA: Wineries

According to massvacation.gov, Massachusetts features 40 licensed wineries, across, roughly 2,200-acres of wine farmland, where 439 acres are devoted exclusively to wine production. Phil Korman Executive Director at CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture,...
CISA: Farm to Table

CISA: Farm to Table

Many restaurants in the area are sourcing their food directly from local farms. Executive Director of CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, Phil Korman visits E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills to see how their farm supplies food to a local restaurant in...

CISA: Greenhouses

Phil Korman Executive Director at CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture visits two local greenhouses to see what types of plants are available and to learn about some of the challenges local growers face as they get ready for the spring season. CISA...

Web Premiere: CISA: Maple Sugaring

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture Executive Director Phil Korman visits two local farms that rely on the maple sugaring season every spring. This year has not gotten off to the best of starts due to the cold temperatures, but farmers remain hopeful that...

CISA: Sourcing Local Meat

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Executive Director Phil Korman takes us to a local farm that raises beef cattle. Austin Brothers Valley Farm raises its livestock naturally; no hormones or feed additives are used. Some of the beef they produce is...

CISA: Bug Hill Farm

Bug Hill Farm is a certified organic berry farm one mile from historical Ashfield Village. They make value added fruit products lightly sweetened with their own and local honey. They do demos and workshops on the farm and in their new commercial kitchen and retail...

The Farm Table: Local & Sustainable

The Farm Table Restaurant, originally the family home of several generations of sturdy New England dairy farmers, dates back to 1800. Extensive renovation including the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system, dozens of huge hand-hewn beams, hundreds...