Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
There are 7,755 farms in Massachusetts working on over 523,000 acres to produce $492 million in agricultural products. At nearly $48 million, the state ranks 5th in the nation for direct market sales and 3rd in the nation for direct market sales per operation. Direct market sales account for 10% of the state's total sales of agricultural products. learn more here.
March is Maple Month!
March is the perfect time to explore maple sugaring in Massachusetts. Over 300 producers and over 65 to visit, plenty of opportunity to experience the natural sweetness of Maple syrup.
Honey and Beekeepers
Massachusetts is home to 4-4,500 beekeepers managing between 40-45,000 hives. Pollinators are so important for our farmers.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms
Massachusetts has over 185 farms offering CSA shares. Farmers offer fresh produce shares, as well as fruits, and meats options.
Boston Public Market
Features Massgrown and New England vendors in a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels. Open 7 days a week starting July 18!
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
Stephen and Julie Holt
Steve's Sugar Shack in Westhampton is the continuation of a lifelong dream for owner Stephen Holt. Steve first started tapping trees and making maple syrup when he was 12 years old, inspired by his neighbors and mentors Harley Lemery and Murray Clapp. He always loved the tradition of sugaring in New England, and he loved doing his part to keep that tradition alive in Westhampton. Years later at age 55, Steve continues to fulfill that dream through Steve's Sugar Shack. Visitors come and enjoy breakfast featuring pure maple products made right on site. More here »
March Maple Month
The season started early for some Massachusetts sugarmakers, and many have made some great syrup already! Visit a sugarhouse to pick up pure Massachusetts maple syrup and other treats. Join us for the official kickoff of the season when we'll tap the first tree and read a proclamation from the governor declaring March to be maple month! Friday, March 3, Steve's Sugar Shack, 34 N Rd, Westhampton. More here »