2019 Local Farmer Awards



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, Other

Abode Farm CSA
Improved Wash and Pack Systems

Mill River Farm
Purchase of Two Gothic Pro Caterpillar Tunnel Kits

Berle Farm
Apple Grinder and Pressing Racks for Cider

Broadlawn Farm
Concrete Floor Installation in the Newly Constructed Dairy Barn

Climbing Tree Farm
Fencing for Pasture Expansion/Collaboration

Cricket Creek Farm, LLC
Automatic Cow Brush

Hancock Shaker Village
Equipment Upgrades for Planting Efficiency

MX Morningstar Farm
Raised Bed Maker for Vegetable Planting

New Leaf Farm
Increasing Salad Green Production Efficiency

Off the Shelf Farm
Purchase of a Commercial Egg Washer

Raven & Boar Farm
Sanitizing Dishwasher Unit for USDA Production

Red Shirt Farm
Purchase of a Vacuum Seeder

Seekonk Tree Farm
Dr. Field Self-Propelled Stump Grinder

Sub Edge Farm
Fertilizer Spreader

Tiny Hearts Farm
Walk-In Cooler for Cut Flower Production

Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative
Overhead Sprinkler System - Seedling Greenhouse

Woven Stars Farm
Improving our Animal Welfare Handling System

Franklin County

Burnt Hill Blueberry Farm
Flail Mower

Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Inc.
Apple Brusher/Washer Unit for Cider Production

Dan’s Veggies and Poplar
Mt. Maple Micro Hobby Reverse Osmosis Machine

Diemand Egg Farm, Inc.
Increase Number of Storage Units

Fairview Farms, Inc.
Greenhouse Insulation Project

Full Kettle Farm
Herb Drying Room

Fungi Ally
Install a Three-Ton Grain Bin

Hager Bros Farm, LLC
Seed & Grain Sorter and Cleaner for Popcorn

Hart Farm
Transplanting Efficency Project

Harvest Farm of Whately
Greenhouse Reconstruction

Kitchen Garden Farm
Purchase of a Precision Fertilizer Side-Dresser

LaSalle Florists, Inc.
New Building for Dahlia Tuber Storage

Natural Roots
Jang Seeders and Bike Trailer for Transport

New Salem Preserves
Refurbish Cider Press

Red Fire Farm
Protecting Blueberries from Birds

River-Maple Farm
Individual Calf Pens

Sage Farm
Grain Wagon for Pigs on Pasture

Stonegate Farm
Remote Vacuum Monitoring System

Sunrise Farms
Automatic Maple Sugar Machine

Sweet Birch Herbals
Season Extension and Irrigation

Windrow Farm
New Hay Elevator for Improved Labor Efficiency

Windy Ridge Farm
Purchase of a Manual Mulch Layer

Hampden County

Antosz Farms
Allis Chalmers 333 4 Row, No-Till Planter

Stony Hill Farm, LLC
Egg Washing Station

The Apple Place
Automating Our Pruning Equipment

Wellspring Harvest
Greenhouse Survival: Backup Generator Installation

Yellow Stonehouse Farm
Purchase of a Walk-Behind Tractor

Hampshire County

Bardwell Farm
Purchase of Eight-Foot Unverferth Perfecta II

Crimson & Clover Farm
Precision Seeder

Diego’s Farm
Deer Fence for Diego’s Farm

Fletcher Farm
Milking System Upgrade

Front Yard Farm
Germination Chamber to Increase Efficiency

Grace Hill Farm
Walk-In Cooler for Soft Cheese Storage

Grow Food Northampton
Giving Garden Mobile Produce Wash Station

Hampshire College Farm
Permanent Fencing for Livestock

Hickory Hill Farm
Maple Cream Making Machine

Joe Czajkowski Farm
Fresh Greens Sanitizing System

Kielbasa Orchards
Drain Pipe Purchase

Mapleline Farm
High-Efficiency Dairy Plate Cooler

Queen’s Greens
Build Four More Greens Dryers

Rooted
Improving Efficiency: Precision Vacuum Seeder

Sawmill Herb Farm
Purchase of Tractor-Mounted Williams Toolbar

ServiceNet’s Prospect
Meadow Farm Greenhouse Restoration

Simple Gifts Farm
Flail Mower for Cover Crop Management

Twin Oaks Farm
Electric Pallet Jack