1. Farmers from 4 counties wined and dined by Harold Grinspoon Foundation at Northampton celebration

    Farmers from 4 counties wined and dined by Harold Grinspoon Foundation at Northampton celebration

    "When we're pitching Western Massachusetts to the rest of the world, our talented and innovative farmers distinguish us," said Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow. "Our agriculture gives us a comparative advantage." Lesser delivered brief remarks as farmers from Berkshire, Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties gathered for an evening of food, drink, and networking at Smith College. Wednesday's feast and celebration was hosted by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation with sponsorship from Big Y, Hood, Baystate Health, Farm Credit East, Sheraton Springfield, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

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    1. When we're pitching Western Massachusetts to the rest of the world, our talented and innovative farmers distinguish us.
    2. In reading your applications, I was struck by how deeply each of you is committed to caring for the land.
    3. Grinspoon took us out for breakfast a few years back and pitched the idea.
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