Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

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


Fun Facts

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.

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April kicks off pollination time

After the snow finally ends, bees will begin their important work pollinating peach blossoms. Honey bees are so important for our farmers, and have thousands of beekeepers in MA to thank.

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Still time to sign up for a CSA share

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way for the public to get access to weekly fresh produce and other local items direct from the farm.

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Farmers' Markets

Massachusetts has over 235 farmers markets across the Commonwealth. Farmers offer fresh flowers, produce, plants, eggs, meats, and more!

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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 8am - 8pm!

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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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Faces of Ag

Desiree Robertson-DuBois

Desiree Robertson-DuBois

Desiree Robertson-DuBois, the Chestnut Hill Farm Manager, oversees all aspects of the farm operations, supports community outreach and farm program development, and manages the seasonal farm staff. A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, Desiree started vegetable farming in 1997 at the Hampshire College Farm Center. Since then, she has shared her passion for growing fresh and healthy produce through her work with a variety of farms in Massachusetts, including Simple Gifts Farm, Crabapple Farm and Holiday Brook Farm. Throughout her career, she has mentored young farmers starting their own farms and CSA programs and has successfully managed farmstands, farmers' markets, and wholesale accounts. Inspired by her love for food, Desiree has also helped develop youth farm programs and children's gardens. More about Desiree here »




Spotlight

2018 Calendar Photo Contest

2018 Mass. Ag Calendar cover

Like taking photographs of Massachusetts Agriculture? Once again we call on the public to submit their favorites photos for our annual Agriculture Calendar Contest. In collaboration with Mass. Ag in the Classroom (MAC), Mass. State Grange and the Mass. Dept of Agricultural Resources, we design our Calendar with winning photographs submitted by people across the Commonwealth. We encourage photos from the traditional maple syrup, cows, vegetables, fruits and cranberries, but also look to show other crops grown in Massachusetts. We like to depict active agriculture throughout the Commonwealth. Click here for more information submission options ».