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»
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!
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.
MassGrown & Fresher has teamed up with Mass in Motion’s ChopChop Newsletter – a new resource to provide local health foods to Massachusetts families.
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.
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!
Massachusetts Food Day
Last year across Massachusetts, nearly 640 events were hosted by individuals and organizations volunteering and working to make our food system more sustainable, accessible and just. Bringing greater awareness to residents, building stronger relationships with our farmers and consumers, providing children with nutritional education and sharing information and skills within our communities is what happens during Food Day. Details here »
Faces and Places
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 »