Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
It takes about 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Sap is 2% sugar and is boiled for hours to reduce to 66.9% sugar, the official point were it turns from sap to syrup. Grades range from Amber, Fancy, A and B depending on the timing of the flow. Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy. Learn more here»
March is Maple Month!
Visit a maple house to see the annual tradition of boiling sap to make one of the finest natural sweeteners in the world.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms is a trending marketing channel for those looking for "Massgrown" through most of the year. Many are taking applications now.
MassGrown & Fresher has teamed up with Mass in Motion’s ChopChop Newsletter – a new resource to provide local health foods to Massachusetts families.
Craft Breweries and Passport Program
Explore the Bay State by sampling the finely crafted ales and lagers from breweries and brew pubs, extending from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. With over 60 breweries to visit, there is plenty of award-winning beer right around the corner.
Maple Recipe Contest
Think beyond the pancake! Submit your favorite maple recipe! For hundreds of years Massachusetts sugarmakers have been making pure, sweet, all-natural maple syrup, and cooks have been using it for baking and cooking in endless ways. This delicious, all-natural sweetener can be used in marinades, in baking, and for many other cooking purposes. Now you could win a prize if your recipe featuring 100% pure Massachusetts Maple Syrup is the best! Details here »
Faces and Places
The Williams family has been tapping sugar maple trees and making syrup for five generations. Milton Hubbard Williams began the tradition in the mid-1800s, followed by his son Kenneth Sanderson Williams. The original Williams sugarhouse was one of thirteen located on Mount Toby in Sunderland, MA. Click here for more »