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Berkshire Planning Gets USDA Funds For Agriculture Project

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US Department of Agriculture

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for its Berkshire Market Collective project. 

The three-year, $238,000 grant is one of two awarded in Massachusetts.

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s Market Collective program aims to connect the agriculture industry to a growing statewide market for accessible, healthy foods.

The program is a partnership with Berkshire Farm & Table and the Alchemy Initiative.

The Berkshire Market Collective juggles the needs of 20 independent markets operating in the county.

The Collective wants to create a resource for markets to share information, provide workforce training, and streamline operations.

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