Local Farms Receive State Agricultural Clean Energy Grants

Pleasant Lake Farm in Harwich. Courtesy of Facebook.

BOSTON – Several local farmers were awarded state grant funding to implement renewable energy systems and improve energy efficiency on farms.

The grants are funded through the Department of Agricultural Resources’ Agricultural Energy Grant program.

Six farms in Wareham, West Barnstable, Vineyard Haven, Harwich and Plymouth will receive a total of $127,000 in grants.

Recipients include:

Farm Name Municipality Project Award
Bartholomew Family Bogs, LLC Wareham 25.2 kW Photovoltaic System $25,000
Sandy Neck Oyster Company, Inc. West Barnstable 8.96kW Photovoltaic System $15,000
Island Grown Initative, Inc. Vineyard Haven Greenhouse Energy Efficiency Upgrades $25,000
Pleasant Lake Farm, LLC Harwich 11.8kW Photovoltaic System $20,000
Wareham Quail Farm Wareham 22.125kW Photovoltaic System $27,000
Plymouth Rock Oyster Growers, LLC Plymouth Energy Efficient Cooler & HVAC System $15,000


The state awarded over $950,000 in funding through 40 grants.

“As we celebrate Earth Week, our administration thanks Massachusetts’ farmers for their stewardship of open spaces across the Commonwealth and work to provide residents with healthy, locally-grown foods,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “By implementing forward-thinking clean energy and efficiency projects, these farms are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint and make their operations more environmentally sustainable and resilient.”

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