Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Egg Fun Facts
About 240 million laying hens produce about 5.5 billion dozen eggs per year in the United States. The egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface. Through them, the egg can absorb flavors and odors. Storing them in their cartons helps keep them fresh! On average, it takes 24 to 26 hours for a hen to produce an egg; there is 30 minutes between each egg-producing cycle. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. More here.
April is a Time for Planting!
Whether its Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day, now is the time to start planning for planting. Whether its flowers or a tree, look for independent greenhouse/nursery near you!
Reserve Your MA Food Plate
To reserve your plate and be counted towards that 1,500 mark, all we ask now is that you sign up HERE with your contact information - no payment is required at this time.
Winter Farmers' Markets
Massachusetts now has 43 winter markets across the Commonwealth to find an array of locally grown products.
CSA Farm Shares
Massachusetts has 180 farms that offer shares/subscriptions to the public. Along with traditional shares, many offer meat shares, fruit shares, 1/2 and whole shares.
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!
Faces of Ag
John Irving and Ashley Driscoll
On April 15, 2 Friends Farm received the “Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP) Innovator Award” from DAR Commissioner John Lebeaux. The award recognizes an entrepreneurial farm business that has entered their product into new and growing markets, sustained the core principles of CQP and established financial growth and expansion. From the outside, 2 Friends Farm resembles nothing more than a warehouse on a quiet street in Attleboro, inside, the urban farm is bustling with activity. Learn more here »
New Entry Fundraising Dinner
Join New Entry and award-winning chef Jason Bond April 14 for the annual "Farm Fresh Food for All" fundraising dinner at Bondir Concord. You'll enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairing, and you'll have the chance to hear from the farmers you will be supporting. And this year you also have the opportunity to visit Bondir Gardens, where resident farmer and New Entry graduate Veronica Chudik grows produce for the restaurant's ever-changing menu.Seating for this event is very limited, so reserve your seat today! »