Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!


Fun Facts

There are 7,755 farms in Massachusetts working on over 523,000 acres to produce $492 million in agricultural products. At nearly $48 million, the state ranks 5th in the nation for direct market sales and 3rd in the nation for direct market sales per operation. Direct market sales account for 10% of the state's total sales of agricultural products. learn more here.

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June is Dairy Month

We begin Summer with a focus on dairy farms and products. Massachusetts Dairy farms produce over $40 million in sales of milk, cheese, and other related products.

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Honeybees

Bees continue their important work pollinating apple blossoms in May. Honeybees are so important for our farmers, and we have thousands of beekeepers in Massachusetts to thank.

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Farmers' Markets

Massachusetts has over 235 farmers markets across the Commonwealth. Farmers offer fresh flowers, produce, plants, eggs, meats, and more!

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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 8am - 8pm!

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Culinary Tourism

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!

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Faces of Ag

Andrea and Christian Stanley

Andrea and Christian Stanley

When a local newspaper reported that farms in the Pioneer Valley had started to grow grains for bakeries Andrea and Christian's interest was peaked. As a family living in the beautiful farming town of Hadley, they thought a lot about how to buy local and support the farms and land they loved. As homebrewers, they immediately thought, "we should make a 100% Valley-grown beer from these local grains." Then the reality hit that these local grains would need to be malted if they were going to be used to make beer. Even more shocking was the reality that the closest malthouse was in 1,500 miles away in Wisconsin! This shocking revelation seemed like a great opportunity. More about Andrea and Christian here »


Spotlight

2018 Calendar Photo Contest

2018 Mass. Ag Calendar cover

Like taking photographs of farms and Massachusetts Agriculture? Once again we call on the public to submit their favorites photos for our annual Agriculture Calendar Contest. In collaboration with Mass. Ag in the Classroom (MAC), Mass. State Grange and the Mass. Dept of Agricultural Resources, we design our Calendar with winning photographs submitted by people across the Commonwealth. We encourage photos from the traditional maple syrup, cows, vegetables, fruits and cranberries, but also look to show other crops grown in Massachusetts. We like to depict active agriculture throughout the Commonwealth. Click here for more information submission options ».