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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August brings us Peaches!

It's great to see fresh Massgrown peaches after having none last year!

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Honey and Beekeepers

Massachusetts is home to 4-4,500 beekeepers managing between 40-45,000 hives. Pollinators are so important for our farmers.

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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

Ellen and Mark Parlee

Ellen and Mark Parlee

Mark and Ellen Parlee started Parlee Farms in 1987 when the first two acres of strawberries were planted. In June 1988, the farm was opened for pick your own strawberries in a field with a scale set on a plank that was held up by cinder blocks, and a blue tarp to keep the rain off the fresh picked strawberries, and the scale. Over the years, they felt fortunate to be able to purchase beautiful river-bottom land on Farwell Road. Almost 70% of Parlee Farms is preserved under Massachusetts' Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program. Over the years: Farmstand, Annie's Animal Barns, Mary's Country Kitchen and Bakery, and more were added. More here »




Spotlight

Forgotten Farms Screening

Forgotten farms screening

August 21 - Elm Draught House, Millbury. Central MassGrown brings you the screening of the New England focused dairy film Forgotten Farms and enjoy conversation with regional farms and community members over a craft brew and appetizers! Before the film, spend an afternoon at Whittier Farm hearing from a fifth generation Dairy family, meeting their cows and seeing a milking demonstration of their Holstein cows. ABOUT THE FILM Forgotten Farms examines class divides in our farm and food communities. Most people buy their food in supermarkets and don't have a chance to meet their farmer, as the bumper sticker recommends. But in more affluent communities, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer's markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated. Details here »