Ellington lawmakers congratulate local farm on $$ award

October 23, 2023

For Immediate Release

Area lawmakers congratulate local farm
on state $$ award to help recover from summer flooding

ELLINGTON – State lawmakers congratulated Greenwood Holistic Farm, LLC on receiving Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant Program funding from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture to help recover from excessive rainfall in July.

The awards provide matching funds to farmers, nonprofits, and municipalities who were impacted by the flooding and will support bringing these lands back into agricultural production.

“This summer’s drenching rains caused significant flood damage, and this grant funding will help restore local agriculture to provide locally grown, healthy offerings, supporting the local economy in the process,” Sen. Saud Anwar said. “With no farms, we have no food.”

“I’ve been working diligently with my colleagues since spring, trying to find aid for farmers negatively impacted by the increasing number of inclement weather events that threaten our farm economy,” said Representative Jaime Foster. “Although there are many farms still in need, I’m happy to see any and all the help we can get to the farming community.”

“Agriculture is a major jobs creator in Connecticut and provides the food we need.  We must do all we can to support the long-term success and growth of our communities’ farms,” Sen. Jeff Gordon said. “Congratulations to Greenwood Holistic Farm on this award.”

“The July flooding created significant challenges for Connecticut farmers,” Sen. John A. Kissel said. “This funding will enable local farms in our region to make necessary on-site repairs and continue their important work.”