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Mourning Blood Farm in Groton after fire

After fire razes Groton’s Blood Farm, owners consider future of a regional institution

GROTON – A fire at a historic farm in the Nashoba Valley has devastated a beloved local institution and left a huge hole in the locally grown food movement across the state.

Blood Farm in West Groton, a family business that has employed seven generations of the Blood family, is one of only two USDA-approved slaughterhouses in Massachusetts. After an electrical fire destroyed the farm’s smokehouse and meat processing facility early Sunday morning, the farmers who depend on the slaughterhouse have been left scrambling as they try to find another way to bring their meat to market.

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