CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) CISA or “Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture” helps build connections between farmers and our local communities! Even though it’s wintertime, you can still get fresh local vegetables at area Farmer’s Markets.

Joining us to share more about those markets is Claire Morenon, Program Coordinator at CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)Springfield Winter Farmers’ Market

10:00AM – 2:00PM

Old Monkey House at Forest Park

Park entry is free for the farmers’ market.Northampton Winter Farmers’ Market

Saturday, January 16th

9:00AM – 2:00PM

Smith Vocational and Argicultural High SchoolAmherst Winter Farmers’ Market


10:00AM – 2:00PM

Amherst Regional Middle SchoolGreenfield Winter Farmers’ Market

Saturday, February 6th

10:00AM – 1:00PM

Greenfield Middle School

To learn more visit Radish and Carrot Pickles

Turnips are a nice option for this recipe too.

1 pound carrots, radishes, and turnips– about four cups when sliced. Use what you have or what you like!

1 garlic clove

3/4 cup vinegar

3/4 cup water

1-2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

1/2 teaspoon mustard seed

Wash, peel, and slice the vegetables, Peel the garlic clove. Pack all into a quart jar, and pour the chili flakes and mustard seed over the top.

Bring the vinegar, water, honey, and salt to a boil in a small saucepan, until combined.

Pour brine over the vegetables, and let cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

Promotional Consideration: CISA