Agriculture – Local Farms –

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture – home of the Farm Products Guide for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties and the “Buy Locally Grown” Marketing and Public Education Campaign.

CISA’s list of “Local Hero” farms – over 70 Massachusetts farms

Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture – help locating Massachusetts-grown produce. Other resources include business-to-business links and upcoming events.

Atkins Farms Country Market – locally grown produce at a full-service supermarket in Amherst

Long Hollow Bison Farm – helping the bison make a comeback in North America. Located in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Marino Lookout Farm – Certified organic vegetables, fruits and herbs in South Natick, MA.

Massachusetts Association of Roadside Stands – guide to locating pick-your-own farms and roadside stands.



Alternative Energy – Solar Heating / Hot Water –

Solar Heating / Hot Water

New England Solar Electric Inc. – retail sales
We are a small, rural based solar electric company in the foothills of the Berkshires.
401 Huntington Road, PO Box 435, Worthington, Massachusetts USA 01098
Telephone: (413) 238-5974

Solar Innovations – manufacturer
1380 Gorham St. , Lowell, Massachusetts USA 01852
Telephone: 978-394-3555

Solar Tech Solutions – manufacturer
650 Huntington Ave, Suite 3B, Boston, Massachusetts USA 02115
Telephone: 617-264-4479

Sun Energy of the Berkshires – retail sales
Address: 316 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, Massachusetts USA 01225
Telephone: 413-447-7658

Sun Tech Solar Systems – retail sales, wholesale supplier, service, contractor
Address: River Road, South Deerfield, Massachusetts USA 01373
Telephone: 413-665-4100

Vaughn Manufacturing Corporation
26 Old Elm St. PO Box 5431, Salisbury, Massachusetts USA 01952-5431
Telephone: (978) 462-6683

Renewable Technologies — designs, engineers, installs, and services energy systems including fuel cells, wind turbines, solar, thermal. Based in California.



Design and Construction – Sustainable Builders –

EEBA – Energy & Environmental Building Association — “The Energy & Environmental Building Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, education, and development of energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and communities.” Searchable database of EEBA members, including builders.

Building Environmental Science and Technology — a Maryland-based consulting firm providing environmentally high-performance “green” building and remodeling technical support services.

Loken Builders – Energy & Resource Efficient Construction & Consulting – Montana-based firm specializing in personalized remodeling and new construction.

EcoBusinessLinks Sustainable Building Directory – links to builders, resources for sustainable building, alternative materials, sustainable real estate listings sources of building supplies.

Green Building Professionals Search – directory of builders, architects, consultants, interior designers, inspectors, and more.

New England Solar Homes – “devoted to the design of high performance environmentally responsive homes appointed in a number of popular regional styles.” Based in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Solar Design Associates – designs and builds solar powered homes. Based in Harvard, Massachusetts.



Miscellaneous Agriculture

The Food Project – “Creating Personal and Social Change Through Sustainable Agriculture” – community farming initiatinve in Boston and Lincoln, Massachusetts, providing organically grown food for city and suburb residents and providing youth leadership opportunities.

Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture – Programs for growers, regulations, links to state offices, downloadable fact sheets, news and events for consumers.

New England Small Farm Institute – “A private non-profit organization supporting beginning farmers and sustainable small scale agriculture throughout New England.” Small Farm Library, capital funds source, Small Farm Association, more.

Organic Trade Association – membership based business association representing the organic industry in North America. The O’Mama Report newsletter, the Organic Pages Online directory, industry information.

Sustainable Farming Connection – an information resource for farmers. Includes links to national and international organizations, local contact information for all U.S. states, information on sustainable growing techniques and marketing strategies.




Alternative Energy – Wind Power –

Bergey Windpower Co. – Manufacturer of small wind turbines for homes, remote power, villages, and water pumping.

Marlec Engineering Co.Ltd – Manufacturers of compact wind generators for marine and commercial use.

Renewable Energy Concepts — photovoltaics, wind turbines, based in California.

Renewable Technologies — designs, engineers, installs, and services energy systems including fuel cells, wind turbines, solar, thermal. Based in California.



Design and Construction – Site Consultants –

Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. – Agawam, MA-based environmental consulting firm. Offers services relating to: cost recovery, emergency response, environmental laboratory, industrial/environmental compliance, lead and asbestos/indoor air quality, property assessment, remediation system design and installation (Soil and Groundwater). subsurface investigation/drilling, training/industrial hygiene, underground storage tank compliance, wetlands/ecology.