Leon Thompson Vermont Correspondent
Jun 17, 2016
HADLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm family is sharing a major award with Cabot Creamery Cooperative for taking a closed-loop approach to recycling cow manure and food scraps.
During a May ceremony in Chicago, representatives from Cabot and Barstow’s Longview Farm shared the honors for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability, given by The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy at its fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards.
The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose sustainable practices have a positive impact on consumers, farm animals and the environment.
Cabot was selected for its Real Farm Power program, the latest in a series of sustainability projects pioneered by the 1,200 farm member Agri-Mark Dairy Cooperative, owner of Cabot.
Real Farm Power recycles cow manure, food scraps and food processing byproducts to produce renewable energy at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass.