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Grafton farm, solar firm to research crop-friendly solar

Zachary Comeau |

Knowlton Farms in Grafton and Boston solar energy firm BlueWave Solar are using a $100,000 grant to collaborate on an agricultural solar canopy to evaluate plant and crop growth under various solar...

Little Leaf grows lettuce year-round without human hands

Grant Welker |

The farm of the future is in a nondescript greenhouse down a wooded residential road next to a site where the military once trained for the Vietnam War.

Manufacturers want relief from chemicals law

State House News Service |

Manufacturers and distributors gathered at the State House Monday to highlight their economic impact and ask lawmakers for relief from the Toxic Use Reduction Act.

Apple crop expected to reach 10-year high

Zachary Comeau |

Following a dreadful 2016, local farms hope a better a better apple crop leads to increased business.

Natick's Lookout Farm begins making beer

Zachary Comeau |

After pouring cider for two years, Natick's Lookout Farm is now trying its hand at beer.

Delivery companies bring farm to the table

Grant Welker |

Locally produced food finds its way from farms to restaurants and homes thanks to two small delivery companies.

McGovern to tour 13 Mass. farms

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), whose district includes Central Massachusetts, began a two-day tour of 13 Massachusetts farms on Tuesday.

Worcester grocery store alleged to violate food safety laws

Grant Welker |

Binh An International Market, a grocery store on Green Street in Worcester, allegedly sold meat, poultry and egg products that had not gone through a health inspection, the U.S. Attorney's Office in...

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