Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Peach Fun Facts
Now is the time for peaches as August is National Peach Month. "You're a real peach" originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked. Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in the United States. They are a good source of Vitamins A, B and C, and a medium peach contains only 37 calories. Find places for locally grown peaches here »
Massachusetts now has over 250 up and running farmers' markets across the Commonwealth. Check the map for dates and times for a market near you.
Agricultural Fairs Heat Up in August!
From the scenic Berkshires to the sea-breezes of the Cape Cod, Massachusetts agricultural fairs offer something for everyone.
Massachusetts has 30 wineries across the Commonwealth. Most offer tours and sampling. Check the map for one near you.
Boston Public Market Now Open!
37 Local vendors in a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels.
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
Ken Nicewicz, his three brothers Tom, David, and Alan and his sister JoAnn Munyon, along with their dedicated farm employee Chath pierSath all tend to the Nicewicz family farm where fruits is what they are best known for. A third-generation family farm located in Bolton, that grows over 19 varieties of apples, 15 varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots, pears, plums, blueberries, corn, cut flowers, and assorted vegetables on approximately 45 acres of land. The farm was started by Julian and Catherine Nicewicz, who emigrated from Poland and settled in Clinton. They bought the farm in Bolton in 1929 and grew apples, peaches, and pears. Learn more here »
First Annual Farm Fresh Fest
This two-day festival will feature a farmers’ market, craft fair, cooking demos, local wine growers, agricultural demonstrations, workshops, and contests. Cooking demos include Kevin Williams from Roots Natural Food, Chef Daniel Martinez , Bistro Les Gras from Northampton, Mary Reilly with Edible Pioneer Valley, Dane Kuttler from Julia Poppins School of Cooking and more all weekend. Live music will include performances by Slo-Grass,
Farmers Union Players,
Three Day Threshold, and
Jugghead Band! A percentage of tickets sales will go to MA Agriculture in the Classroom. Program details and tickets here»