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Lanesborough farms receive state grants

Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:57 pm

By Berkshire Eagle Staff

LANESBOROUGH — Red Shirt Farm and Square Roots Farm, both of Lanesborough, are among the 38 state farms that have received grants from the Baker-Polito Administration to implement renewable energy systems and improve energy efficiency.Red Shirt Farm received $26,000 for a 9.75 kilowatt photovoltaic system, while Square Roots Farm received $20,000 for a 12.88 kW PV system.A third area farm, Just-A-Mere Tree Farm in Worthington, received $40,000 for a net zero maple kitchen.The grants are funded through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources' Agricultural Energy program in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.