Your input will help us figure out the best ways to work together in the Local Hero campaign and measure its success. Business information is completely confidential and will be only used in aggregate for outreach and reporting purposes.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Please list the farms you purchase from directly:

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* 3. Please list other sources of local food and farm products (e.g. distributors):

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* 4. Which of the following product categories did you purchase locally in 2018?

  Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sept Oct-Dec
Vegetables
Fruit
Meat
Dairy/Eggs
Grains
Plants/Flowers/Trees
Value-added products with local ingredients
Other (specify below)

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* 5. Are there other farm products you want to source locally but can't find? If so, please list.

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* 6. If you listed any products in the previous question, why can't you purchase these products locally? (check all that apply)

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* 7. How do you highlight your use of locally grown farm products? (check all that apply)

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* 8. Why do you use local farm products?

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* 9. What was the approximate percentage and value of the locally grown farm products purchased by your business in 2018?
(Again, we will keep this information strictly confidential)

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* 10. Do you have a locally grown purchasing goal for 2019?

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* 11. How many staff did you employ in 2018?
(Note: seasonal = 0-6 mo/year; part-time = <30 hrs/wk)

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* 12. How can CISA help you with procurement or marketing of local farm products? (check all that apply)

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* 13. What is the best way for CISA to help you connect and network with farmers?

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* 14. Are there skills you think CISA could help farmers with to make purchasing local products easier? If so, please list specific examples:

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* 15. Please check the boxes below indicating how beneficial you think each of the following is:

  Very Beneficial Moderately Beneficial Not Beneficial
Local Hero supplies (road sign, price cards, stickers)
Being part of a 'buy local' movement
Access to CISA's website
Local Hero e-newsletter
Listing in CISA's online farm products guide
Networking opportunities
CISA staff as a resource
Other (indicate below)

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* 16. Please check the boxes below indicating which benefits you made use of in 2018.

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* 17. What is the main benefit you’ve seen from joining the Local Hero campaign?

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* 18. Check which training topics/resources you'd like to see CISA offer:
(indicate any specific topics below)

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* 19. What are the key factors that limit your use of locally grown products (list up to three)?

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* 20. Did you make any changes in your business this year as a result of CISA's assistance?

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* 21. Would you like CISA to hold focused business-to-business discussions on specific topics?

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* 22. Overall, what impact has your participation in CISA had on your business in the past year?

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* 23. Overall, how satisfied were you with your membership in the Local Hero program?

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* 24. Is there other work that you think CISA should undertake to build support for local agriculture?

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* 25. Is there anything else we should know to better serve specialty producers in the Pioneer Valley?

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