January's Change for Change Recipient: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture [CISA]
CISA strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy.
CISA began its work over 25 years ago, and thousands of people in our region have contributed to its success and impact. More than 250 farms participate in their programs. Their Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® program connects farmers and the community, improving farm business viability and enhancing the quality of life for residents across the region. Additional programs include Senior FarmShare, technical assistance for farms and food businesses, and research and support for local food and farm businesses of all kinds, including processors, distributors and producers.