Senior FarmShare Program Visits the Farm, Celebrates First Season!
Join Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture’s (CISA) Senior FarmShare Program on a Senior Farm Tour of Riverland Farm in Sunderland, MA.
CISA’s Senior FarmShare program celebrates its first season in Hampden County!
To celebrate the program’s success CISA, Riverland Farm, and partner organizations in Holyoke and Springfield (the Holyoke Council on Aging, the Holyoke Food Policy Council, and the Springfield Mason Square Senior Center), are hosting a tour of Riverland Farm for participating seniors. Riverland Farm is an 11 acre organic farm on the Connecticut River.
The Senior FarmShare program provides low-income seniors with $100 worth of fresh, local, organic produce at no-cost, while supporting local farms. Over the course of the summer, participating Hampden County seniors collect their weekly produce allotments at the Holyoke Council on Aging or the Springfield Mason Square Senior Center.
Holyoke and Springfield are home to large numbers of low-income seniors, who often cannot afford to buy expensive, fresh produce: 19% of Holyoke seniors and 11.7% of Springfield seniors live below the poverty line.
Thursday, August 28 at 11am – 12 noon.
Senior Tours starting at 11:15 am.
Riverland Farm, 197 River Road, Sunderland, MA
Available for interviews and pictures:
- Scott Reed and Ferdene Chin-Yee, Riverland Farm
- Stephanie Merrick, Holyoke Council on Aging
- Rachel Chandler-Worth and Kelly Coleman, CISA
- Kristen Getler, Holyoke Food Policy Council
- Gloria Wilson, Mason Square Senior Center
- Senior FarmShare holders and program volunteers
Kelly Coleman, 413-665-7100 ext. 14
CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
1 Sugarloaf St.
South Deerfield, MA 01373
p) 413-665-7100 ext. 14