Two Haverhill farms have received $86,720 through the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the purchase of equipment to be used on both of their farms, located in the city’s Bradford section.
The Rogers Spring Hill Farm and the Crescent Farm have been awarded $57,440 and $29,280 respectively for the purchase of no-till equipment to be used on their farms and farm and garden centers.
The money was awarded through the Baker Administration’s Agricultural Climate Resiliency & Efficiencies (ACRE) grant program, which will distribute over $1 million to 40 agricultural operations around the state this year to assist farms with installing practices that help mitigate their impacts on climate change and also adapt to changing climate conditions.
With their grant, Rogers Spring Hill Farm in Ward Hill will use $29,280 toward the purchase of no-till equipment to be used on their farm, while the remaining $28,160 will go toward the purchase of no-till equipment for the farm’s Garden and Farm Center.
Crescent Farm, also located in Ward Hill, will receive $29,280 with which to purchase no-till equipment.
“While farms are a staple of life in rural areas of the Commonwealth, smaller farms located in sparsely populated areas of our cities also play a critical role in our local economies and food systems. We’re proud to have them here in the First Essex District,” said State Senator Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen.