2018 Local Farmer Awards Recipients

Our goal is to strengthen local farmers’ ability to compete in the marketplace so that our region benefits from the environmental, health and economic advantages of local farming.

Berkshire County & Eastern NY | Franklin County | Hampden County | Hampshire County

Berkshire County & Eastern NY

Berkshire Wildflower Honey LLC dba Mill River Farm
Purchase of a Rain-Flo Model 1800 Mulch Lifter

Cedar Farm Wholesale
Unheated Greenhouse for Season Extension

Chaseholm Farm Creamery
Electric Fencing Infrastructure

Cheval Farmstead Dairy & Provisions
Walk-in Cooler/Aging Room

Colfax Farm
Irrigation Equipment for Colfax Farm

Colonial Alpacas
Manure Spreader

Cricket Creek Farm, LLC.
Cheese Vat and Pasteurizer System Upgrade

Many Forks Farm, LLC.
Increasing Efficiency in Seeding High-Value Crops

Markristo Farm
Walk-In Flower Cooler

Moon in the Pond Farm
Purchase of a Tedder for Improved Haymaking

MX Morningstar Farm
Purchase Spray Applicator for Organic Insecticide

New Leaf Farm
Improving Soil Health, Reducing Weed Pressure

Red Shirt Farm
Paperpot Transplanter System Improves Efficiency

Square Roots Farm
Egg Washer to Propel Us in Wholesaling

Franklin County

Bear Swamp Orchard and Cidery
1,000 Liter Fermenting Vessel

Golonka Farm
Insect Exclusion Netting.

Good Bunch Farm
Row Cover and Supports to Protect Crops from Deer

Hager Bros Farm, LLC.
Purchase of a Trailer High Crop Sprayer

Hart Farm
Salad Greens Productivity Enhancement

Headwater Cider
Brite Tank for Making Cider

Hettie Belle Farm
Bulk Chicken Grain Silo

Just Roots Inc (Greenfield Community Farm)
Flail Mower - Small Farm Efficiency & Soil Health

Little Song Farm
Walk-in Cooler

Lyonsville Farm
Vacuum Seeder

New England Wild Edibles
Value-Added Expantion

Pine Hill Orchards
Upgrade Cider Bottling Line

Seeds of Solidarity
LED Lighting for Solar-Power Grown Seedlings

Sidehill Farm
Walk-in freezer

Sweethaven Farm & Flowers
Post Harvest Cut Flower Storage

The Little White Goat Dairy
Improved Packaging to Extend Shelf Life

Thomas Farm
Milkplan Bulk Tank

Warner Farm
Irrigation Improvements

Wilder Hill Gardens
Nursery Stock Irrigation Project

Windy Ridge Farm
Addition of Roll up

Hampden County

Gardening the Community
Battery Powered Tiller

Grannys Place
Help us build Hot House #2

Green Acres Fruit Farm
Caterpillar Tunnels to Extend Growing Season

Nuestras Raices, Inc.
No-till for Soil and Community Health

Pomeroy Farm
Dairy Milk Processing Plant

Red Fire Farm
Root Crop Bagging Machine

River Rock Farm
Winter Water & Electricity

Hampshire County

Bardwell Farm
Hightunnel Irrigation

Book and Plow Farm
Integrated Pest Management Plan

Crimson & Clover Farm
High Efficiency Vegetable Washer

Deepening Roots Farm
Wash/Dry/Pack Room

Fletcher Farm
Milking System Upgrade

Fungi Ally
Increase Mushroom Substrate Sterilization Capacity

Hickory Hill Farm
Maple Vacuum Filler

Justamere Tree Farm
Expansion of Taps/Tubing Installation

Kielbasa Orchards
Purchase of Fork Lift Attachment for our Tractor

Mayval Farm
Display Freezer

Outlook Farm
Irragation for Perennial Crops

Paul’s Sugar House
Increasing Sap Yield

Phoenix Fruit Farm
Apple Packing Line Repair

Queen’s Greens
High Tunnel Updates

River Bend Farm
Jang Seeders

Sawmill Herb Farm
Farm Delivery Truck

Sweet Birch Herbals
Herbal Processing Equipment Upgrade

Szawlowski Potato Farms, Inc.
Produce Traceability and PTI Labeling System

Special Thanks to Our Partners and Sponsors!

Big Y Logo
Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation Logo
Peoples Bank
Sheraton Springfield
Bay State Health
Farm Credit East
Florence Bank

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Special thanks to Berkshire Grown and CISA