$75,000 Grant to Support Cape Farmers, Fishermen

moneyBOSTON – The Baker administration has announced $300,000 in grants to support Buy Local agricultural organizations across the Bay State.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership will receive $75,000 to support local fishermen and farmers on the Cape, the Islands, Plymouth, Bristol, and Norfolk counties.

The grant will specifically expand the local food curriculum at schools on the Vineyard and will fund a grower-to-restaurant delivery on Nantucket.

“It is more important than ever that, given our current challenging draught conditions, all residents of the Commonwealth support our hardworking farmers by buying their agricultural products locally,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “Buy Local supports Massachusetts’ food economies and agricultural industry by generating consumer awareness and increasing the demand for our fantastic locally grown food products.”

“These grants will provide the Buy Local organizations in the Commonwealth with many opportunities to strengthen our local food economies, increase awareness of Massachusetts grown produce, and educate consumers about nutritious locally-grown meat, fish, and produce,” said Karen Schwalbe, the Executive Director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership

There are nine Buy Local organizations supporting farmers and fishermen in Massachusetts.

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