Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) invites farmers to join us for five twilight tours at farms throughout Western (and one Central!) Massachusetts. Each of these operations invites the public onto their farm and engages them in ways that enhance their experience of the land, the products they purchase, and the people who grow and raise their food. We will discuss the creative ways these farms provide education, experiences, and products, as well as the hard work that goes into planning and navigating permitting, regulations, safety, and liability.
See below for details on the May 29th workshop and a list of upcoming workshop dates and locations. For more details, visit their website.
Glendale Ridge Vineyard – Bringing Visitors to Your Farm
Tuesday, May 29th, 4-7pm
The hosts at Glendale Ridge Vineyard & Winery will give a tour of their operations and talk about how they bring visitors to the farm with their summer music series, events, and tastings.
Lisa Chase from UVM Extension and VT Tourism Research Center to discuss the many ways that farms can provide education, experiences, and products, and how to assess if an agritourism enterprise is the right direction for your farm. Children are welcome!
Cost is $5 and includes food.
Location: Glendale Ridge Vineyard & Winery, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton, MA
Presenters: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension/Director of Vermont Tourism Research Center, and Mary and Ed Hamel of Glendale Ridge Vineyard & Winery.