Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Maple Syrup Fun Fact
Maple sugar was a major part of the diet of Native Americans because of its intense sweetness. Until the Civil War, maple sugar was the dominant sweetener until replaced by cane sugar. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to be boiled down to one gallon of syrup. Learn more here.
March is Maple Month!
Massachusetts has over 75 maple syrup producers offering tours and pancake breakfasts.
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.
Winter Farmers' Markets
Massachusetts now has 43 winter markets across the Commonwealth to find an array of locally grown products.
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
Paul and Serena Zononi
Paul Sr. and Serena Zononi, owners of Paul's Sugar House, Haydenville, feature their own award-winning maple products all year including maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream & maple sugar, selling mainly retail through the Sugar House. Wholesale customers include the Williamsburg Market, serving the community since 1990. Depending on the weather, they boil maple sap starting at the end of February and all through March. Visitors can watch the maple syrup boiling process, walk among a stand of sugar maple trees, and sample freshly made maple syrup. Serena works together with Paul in all aspects of their maple business. More here »
March 6 - Lincoln - It's maple sugaring time! Visit the maple grove to check out the taps and taste some sap. Hear about some traditional ways of making this sweet treat and compare that with today's methods. Listen to stories of the first sugar makers and delight your taste buds with a sweet maple treat. Celebrate trees and the magical sweetness of the maple in spring. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary is a dynamic environment. Occasionally may make programmatic changes to take advantage of new opportunities or to maintain the safety of visitors and the animals we care for. Preregistration is required for all family programs, register today! More here »