Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Plant Something Day
On May 15th, people in cities and towns all over Massachusetts will plant something — and share in the fun of planting. Want to put your town on the map? Organize an activity in your town. Pledge to plant something at your home or workplace. Sign up to hold a private planting activity at your school. Learn more here »
May is a Time for Planting!
Mothers Day is always connected to flowers and plants, now is the time to get out there and start planting. Whether its flowers or a tree, look for independent greenhouse/nursery near you!
Reserve Your MA Food Plate
To reserve your plate and be counted towards that 1,500 mark, all we ask now is that you sign up HERE with your contact information - no payment is required at this time.
Massachusetts now has 243 markets opening soon across the Commonwealth. Check the map for dates and times for a market near you.
CSA Farm Shares
Massachusetts has 180 farms that offer shares/subscriptions to the public. Along with traditional shares, many offer meat shares, fruit shares, 1/2 and whole shares.
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
Ed and Tina Bemis
Ed and Tina from Bemis Farm Nursery, Spencer. Ed is a tree hugger. Not in the hippie sense of the word, but rather he loves plants; especially plants that provide a sense of permanence in the landscape. Trees and shrubs are his first love (after his lovely wife Tina, of course). He grew up in the business, learning it from the weeds on up. He graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and from Cornell University with a BS in Landscape Horticulture. Ed has served as chairman of the MA Certified Horticulturist Board, and on the boards of the MA Nursery and Landscape Association, the MA Flower Growers Association, and the MNLA Foundation for Educational Excellence. Learn more here »
Send us your photos! We invite amateur and budding photographers to send in agriculture and food related photographs that they have taken in the past few years. We are looking for farms, crops, animals and more! Winners receive tickets to the Big E for an award ceremony September 24th. The photos will be featured in the 2016 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar. The Calendar is an annual production with collaboration with MDAR, MA Ag in the Classroom and MA Farm to School. June 1st deadline! Details and submission options here»