Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Turkey Fun Facts
There are six subspecies of wild turkey, all native to North America. The pilgrims hunted and ate the eastern wild turkey, M. gallopavo silvestris, which today has a range that covers the eastern half of the United States and extends into Canada. These birds, sometimes called the forest turkey, are the most numerous of all the turkey subspecies, numbering more than five million. More turkey facts here. Map of turkey farms here »
Massachusetts farms offer top quality farm products to host your local dinner for friends and family. Don't forget your local wine and spirits as well.
Massachusetts has many farmstands offering a number of Winter squahes of all kinds: Baby Dumplings, Delacotta, Turban, and more. Try a new one this Fall!
Massachusetts has many markets transitioning from Summer to over 40 Fall/Winter markets. Check the map for dates and times for a market near you.
Boston Public Market Now Open!
37 Local vendors in a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels.
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
The Rischer Family
Family owned and operated, Raymond's Turkey Farm was started in 1950 by Claire and Raymond Rischer with only 24 turkeys. After years of hard work and long days, they are now raising approximately 20,000 turkeys per year. Today, Claire's son Jim, along with his family, is now running the business. Jim and his son Jamie are responsible for breeding hatching and raising the turkeys. His wife Patt, along with daughters, Kim and Vickie, are responsible for the retail and kitchen part of the business. For over 50 years, they have been raising Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys. The turkeys are bred, raised and slaughtered on the premises. They feed their turkeys a high quality grain diet and raise them in an open environment. Learn more here »
Holiday Farmers Markets
Massachusetts has many new farmers markets' across the state. Some featured markets are on special days and times which can be found on our Events Calendar. Massachusetts now has 43 Winter markets starting up and offering a bounty of local crops and products including honey, maple sryup, and fiber products to help keep you warm all Winter! Map of Winter Markets here.