Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
January is National Soup Month
This is an opportunity to focus on the cold crops available at the many winter farmers' markets across the Commonwealth. We now have 43 markets many CSA farms that offer winter shares for you and your family. Whether it's a Kale or Butternut bisque, they all help keep us warm and healthy throughout the winter season.
Winter Farmers' Markets
Massachusetts now has 43 winter markets across the Commonwealth to find an array of locally grown products.
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.
2015 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar
Our annual calendar features photographs from 2014 contest winners featuring the diversity of agriculture in Massachusetts. Each month also includes "fun facts" and "teaching tips."
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!
2015 Agriculture Calendar
Looking for a great gift idea this holiday season? The 2015 "Celebrating the Seasons of Massachusetts Agriculture" Calendar is the perfect idea! It features winning photographs submitted by MA residents to the annual photography contest. Each month features a farm related picture, fun facts, and teaching tips. Proceeds go to MA Agriculture in the Classroom, a non-profit group that helps teachers incorporate agriculture into school curriculums. Details here »
Faces and Places
Mill City Grows
Mill City Grows (MCG) is an urban agricultural enterprise dedicated to increasing food access around Lowell with limited access to local, nutritious and affordable produce. MCG supports food production on a four acre urban farm in Lowell and manages the distribution of their produce through their very popular Mobile Market. In 2014, MCG launched a Mobile Market Program with support from the MDAR Urban Agriculture Grant Program. They distributed over 8,500 pounds of produce grown in the city of Lowell at six market stops a week, reaching almost 3,000 people. More here »