Welcome to the Happy Valley!!

The Pioneer Valley has a pretty wonderful balance of rich farmland, small towns and cities, beautiful natural areas to hike and kayak, great colleges and universities and scores of local, independent businesses. Additionally, what isn't here, an airport, the ocean, Boston and New York are all nearby. No wonder why they call it the Happy Valley. Hopefully this balance between natural areas, small farms, towns and cities can be maintained. Essentially this is my goal for Pioneer Valley Local First, so every time that you and I shop locally we help to maintain what is great about living here in Western Massachusetts. Photograph taken of the sign at Happy Valley gift store by Zhem Behr

-Dan Finn