Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Time is ripe for Peaches! August is National Peach Month. Did you know Like the plum and the apricot, the peach is a member of the rose family, and there are over 700 varieties of the fruit. A peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It's also a good source of vitamins A and C. Click here for map of peach growers »
Farmers' Market Week
Governor Proclaims August 3-9, Farmers' Market Week. Discover one or more of the 250 farmers' markets from Provincetown to the Berkshires. Find one near you!
State Ag Fairs Begin
Massachusetts has over 40 state agriculture fairs across the Commonwealth. Mark your calendars today!
MassGrown & Fresher has teamed up with Mass in Motion’s ChopChop Newsletter – a new resource to provide local health foods to Massachusetts families.
Time is Ripe for Blueberries
Blueberries are ripe and ready to be picked and enjoyed. Over 70 farms offer Pick Your Own. Call ahead for details and picking conditions.
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!
Summer Farm Dinners
From field to fork, discover the culinary and agricultural delights of Massachusetts! The time is ripe to discover a rich array of locally grown food found from the shores of Cape Cod and the Islands to the picturesque hill of Western Massachusetts. Use our culinary and agricultural calendar to find a seasonal farm dinner, cooking class or festival. Click and bookmark here if you have a good appetite for food and fun all summer long!
Faces and Places
2014 Tomato Contest
30th Annual Tomato Contest - Held in Boston. Tomatoes were judged by a panel of experts on flavor, firmness/slicing quality, exterior color and shape. The contest is sponsored by the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Assoc. in cooperation with the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources and Mass Farmers' Markets and hosted by the Boston Public Market Association. Pictured are 1st place winners: The O'Dwyer Family from Langwater Farm in N. Easton. Full list of winners here »