2018 Farmland Protection Grants Awarded

Posted September 19th, 2018 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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At its quarterly meeting, The 1772 Foundation, partnering with the Land Trust Alliance, awarded $975,000 in grants to nine land trusts for 10 projects protecting farmland within a 100-mile radius of Boston or New York City or anywhere in the state of New Jersey. The purpose of this grant program is to support sustainable regional food systems by protecting critical farmland in the foodsheds of the two cities.

Grants ranged in amount from $14,000 to $215,000.

Grantees are listed below.

GranteeFarmLocationAcresAward
Dutchess Land ConservancyMeili FarmAmenia, NY125$126,000
East Quabbin Land TrustWilder Farmland PreservationPetersham, MA7$14,000
Heritage ConservancyMaximuck’s Farm and MarketDoylestown, PA102$50,000
Maine Farmland TrustBlaisdell Brothers Family FarmYork, ME81$100,000
Maine Farmland TrustOld Talbot FarmArundel, ME130$100,000
Mount Grace Land Conservation TrustSunset View FarmWinchendon, MA70$20,000
New Jersey Conservation FoundationLeone FarmPilesgrove, NJ60$215,000
Sheffield Land TrustBatacchi Agricultural Preservation RestrictionSheffield, MA270$100,000
Southeast Land Trust of New HampshireScruton's Dairy and Kinney Hill FarmFarmington and South Hampton, NH286$150,000
The Trust for Public LandBrown's Harvest Conservation ProjectWindsor, CT102$100,000