Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Apple Fun Facts
Pilgrims planted the first U.S. apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Americans eat more apples per capita than any other fruit. A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds, a bushel weighs 42 pounds. It takes about 35 apples to create one gallon of apple cider Massachusetts has over 80 PYO farms. Map of them here.
September in Massachusetts equals apple picking time! Over 80 orchards offer the yearly tradition to pick fresh crisp apples right from the tree. Macoun, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Fuji and more!
Honey and Beekeepers
Massachusetts is home to 4-4,500 beekeepers managing between 40-45,000 hives. Pollinators are so important for our farmers.
Massachusetts has almost 250 markets across the Commonwealth. Farmers offer the community fresh produce, flowers, plants, meats, cheese, wines and more.
Boston Public Market
Features Massgrown and New England vendors in a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels. Open 7 days a week starting July 18!
Culinary travelers to Massachusetts can find an array of regional specialties that span from the Cape to Berkshires: delectable oysters, maple syrup, cranberry jellies, award-winning wines, farmstead cheese, to name just a few!
Faces of Ag
Rick Reault is the owner/operator of New England Beekeeping and Carlisle Honey in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Rick has been keeping bees for over 20 years. New England Beekeeping is a small commercial bee keeping company that runs 500 bee hives in central and eastern Mass as well as southern New Hampshire and Vermont. They sell Carlisle Honey in over 50 area farm stands and grocery stores. New England Beekeeping offers pollination services, honey extraction services and they sell package honeybees, nucs, and queens. They offer bee school courses and Rick is also available for speaking engagements. Rick is very involved with countless area beekeeping associations and has received many beekeeping accreditations. More here »
Boston Local Food Festival
Sunday, September 18, Boston Greenway: For one spectacular day each year, The Rose Kennedy Greenway transforms into New England's largest farmers' market celebrating the joys of eating local food. Join The Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN) on Sunday, September 18, 11am-5pm. The Festival Kick-off will take place at 11:30am at the Fish Stock in Zone C at Milk Street. More than 50,000 festival-goers will purchase local dairy, meat and fresh cooked dishes made with food grown in New England and try new dishes and products made close to our backyards. Over 100 vendors will be featured at this year's 7th Annual Boston Local Food Festival. Details here »