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CISA to Host Discussion on Future of Local Food in Hampden County

HOLYOKE — CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) will present a broad-ranging panel discussion, titled “Our Farms, Our Food: the Future of Local Food in Hampden County,” concerning the future of local agriculture and the local food movement in Hampden County, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Holyoke Senior Center.

A region with rural farmland, changing suburban landscapes, and vibrant urban-agriculture projects, Hampden County has unique challenges and opportunities for farmers and for consumers interested in local food, hunger, and sustaining farm businesses and land. Speakers include Elizabeth O’Gilvie of Gardening the Community, Gene Kosinski of Kosinski Farms, Karen Randall of Randall’s Farm and Greenhouse, and Margaret Christie of CISA.

This event is free and open to the public, and light appetizers will be provided. To RSVP by Nov. 17 or for more information, contact Claire Morenon at (413) 665-7100, ext. 16.

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