Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

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

Cranberry Fun Facts

Cranberries are a unique native fruit, being one of the three native fruits to Massachusetts. Cranberries were first used by Native Americans, who discovered the wild berry's versatility as a food, fabric dye and healing agent. Cranberry juice was named the beverage of the Commonwealth on May 4, 1970, in tribute to the great Massachusetts cranberry industry. Click here for more history»


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Baked Stuffed Pumpkin

Pumpkins Ready to be Picked!

Massachusetts has over 65 farms offering PYO Pumpkins across the Commonwealth. All these pumpkins looking to be carved and lit for Halloween!

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Pick your own apples

Time is Ripe for Apples

Weather has been great and apples are ready to be picked. Discover the many varieties from the traditional McIntosh to the newer Honeycrisp. Over 80 orchards across the state.

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2015 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar

Our annual calendar features photographs from 2014 contest winners featuring the diversity of agriculture in Massachusetts. Each month also includes "fun facts" and "teaching tips."

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Harvest time at Farmers' Markets

Visit one of the many of over 250 markets across the Commonwealth to find an array of locally grown products.

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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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Franklin County CiderDays

October 31 - November 2 - CiderDays is a community event celebrating all things apples in Franklin County, MA. This year marks the 20th year of this event which will include a Anniversary Reception featuring hard ciders on Friday night. There will be a cider salon, orchard tours, cider and cheese pairings, cidermaking, tastings, workshops, and much more. CiderDays is for all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall. Details here »

Faces and Places

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon

P.J. Cranberries was started in 1990 on 10.5 acres of land situated inside the coastal barrier beach on the edge of a large fresh water marsh system in East Sandwich. Today, the cranberry bogs are managed by Peter J. Hanlon and his two sons, Patrick and Pete (pictured here). P.J. Cranberries is a family run business, representing the third and fourth generation of growers. Their cranberries are grown locally and sold locally, supporting the Massachusetts grown….and fresher! and Commonwealth Quality Program. More here »