1. Local farm awards hit $1-million milestone

    Local farm awards hit $1-million milestone

    A funding program to help support local farmers is celebrating reaching the $1-million mark in awards granted. The Local Farmer Awards began in 2015 by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation (HGCF) and Big Y Foods, and has provided more than 470 grants to farmers across western Massachusetts over the past eight years. Other supporting donors to the program include Ann & Steve Davis, Charles & Elizabeth D’Amour, PeoplesBank, DeNucci Group at Merrill Lynch, Farm Credit East, HP Hood LLC, Audrey & Chick Taylor, Baystate Health, Country Bank and others.

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