Times tough for some, but not all, MA farmers

Dairy farms closing, but fruit farms growing

Monday, 20 Aug 2012
Sy Becker, WWLP

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Farmers in Massachusetts have been struggling in recent years, but at least one Franklin County farm's owners are upbeat about their future.

Tom and Ben Clark are third and fourth generation owners of Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield, and Ben expects his soon-to-be-born son to become the fifth generation farmer. He told 22News that his business has actually grown recently, thanks to modern marketing techniques.

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