Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!


Blueberries

Did you know blueberries are one of three native berries to Massachusetts? The other two are cranberries and Concord grapes. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than most other fruits or vegetables and may help prevent damage caused by cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. American poet, Robert Frost, loved blueberries so he wrote a poem about them. You guessed it; the poem was called "Blueberries." PYO Blueberry farms here»

 

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Blueberry Jam


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Farmers' Markets now open across the state!

Discover one or more of the 250 farmers' markets from Provincetown to the Berkshires. Find one near you!

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State Ag Fairs Begin

Massachusetts has over 40 state agriculture fairs across the Commonwealth. Mark your calendars today!

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Chop Chop

MassGrown & Fresher has teamed up with Mass in Motion’s ChopChop Newsletter – a new resource to provide local health foods to Massachusetts families.

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Craft Breweries and Passport Program

Explore the Bay State by sampling the finely crafted ales and lagers from breweries and brew pubs, extending from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. With over 60 breweries to visit, there is plenty of award-winning beer right around the corner.

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Culinary Tourism

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!

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Spotlight

Summer Farm Dinners

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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

Ward's Berry Farm

Jim Ward

Bill and Ann Ward purchased Ward's Berry Farm in 1982 in Sharon after Bill retired so he could continue his passion for gardening. Today, their sons Jim and Bob run a dynamic farm business that includes a year round farm store. The Ward brothers farm and manage 200 acres of land which include pick your own strawberries, blueberries, peas, pumpkins and "dig your own" potatoes, along with 60 acres of sweet corn, 40 acres of winter squash and pumpkins and 15 acres of tomatoes, as well as a variety of vegetable crops. Click here for more »