AGRICULTURE

SHELBURNE FALLS — “What would happen if farmers adapted to climate change without relying so much on plastic and petroleum?” asks Abby Ferla. “One...

Even blueberry bushes, a traditionally hardy plant, are succumbing to the effects of the heat and drought this year, local farmers say.“Blueberries...

ORANGE — The Orange Farmers’ Market is gearing up for the 2022 season, with fewer COVID-19 restrictions than the previous two years.The open-air...

As many as 13 projects aimed at addressing food insecurity will come to fruition across Franklin County and the North Quabbin region thanks to...

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to end some current restrictions on the farming repair market, improving farmers’ ability to...

WENDELL — Selectboard members were responsive last week to the tree warden’s proposal to create a community orchard that could provide food for...

Bigger birds are back this Thanksgiving

11/24/21

The turkey farms that last year scaled back the size of their birds as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis say customers in 2021 are back...

WENDELL — With support from the Selectboard, Diemand Farm is applying for state grant money that would allow it to expand its egg production by 25%...

WENDELL — The owners of the only Massachusetts farm affected by the passage of a 2016 anti-cruelty ballot initiative worry a hen-confinement bill...

The Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange’s showroom reportedly spans 12,000 square feet — with additional warehouses, a greenhouse and outdoor...

GILL — U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern visited Upinngil Farm Wednesday morning, where he highlighted the connection between nutrition and food security...

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