One of our Winter CSA partners, Riverland Farm, is in the news today! Here’s the link to the story: Farming showing a rebirth all across Massachusetts.
Here’s another article about Riverland Farm and their involvement in community food security efforts. Seniors come to the farm “In its third year, about 50 participants in the Senior Farm Share Program had a chance to tour Riverland Organic Farm, where much of their produce is grown. The program, which is sponsored by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, provides free shares of vegetables for 10 to 12 weeks to seniors at 17 sites in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties.”
The Senior Farm Share Program is a terrific program that makes healthy, locally-grown food accessible to low-income seniors and provides local growers with an enthusiastic market. It is run by Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture (CISA). I wish CISA served the eastern Massachusetts farming (and eating!) community, but they have their hands full serving the folks in western and central Massachusetts.