Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

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

Apple Fun Facts

The pilgrims planted the first apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The crabapple is the only apple native to North America. Apples contain no fat, cholesterol or sodium and are excellent sources of fiber, anti-oxidants, and the mineral boron - which promotes healthy bones. Massachusetts boasts over 75 varieties of apples, including local favorites such as McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Gala and Honeycrisp. Click here for an orchard near you »


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Curried Apple Soup

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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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State Ag Fairs

Massachusetts has over 40 state agriculture fairs across the Commonwealth. Mark your calendars today!

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Chop Chop

MassGrown & Fresher has teamed up with Mass in Motion’s ChopChop Newsletter – a new resource to provide local health foods to Massachusetts families.

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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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Boston Local Food Festival

Sunday, September 14th: For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. See more details here.

Faces and Places

Rick Melone

Clearview Farm is an 85 acre seasonal orchard and farm stand run by Rick and Diane Melone, along with their daughter's Lauren and Jacky. The 200 year old farm with the "Clearview" of Mount Wachusett has been in their family since 1906. The farm has an interesting historical background because of its ties to the home of Mary E. Sawyer, the little girl in the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." A statue in the center of Sterling commemorates Mary and her lamb. More here »