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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Thanksgiving

Time to give thanks to all our farmers who bring us great local crops and products grown in Massachusetts!

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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

Bob's Turkey Farm

Bob's Turkey Farm Family

Bob's Turkey farm is a family owned and operated business. Robert Van Hoof started this business in 1954 with just 125 turkeys. Bob is now retired, but the family is still now raising approximately 12,000 turkeys on the farm in Lancaster. Richard Van Hoof, Bob's son, is responsible for the breeding, hatching and raising of the turkeys. Susan Miner, Bob's daughter, is responsible for the retail part of the business as well as the bookkeeping. Casey MacGregor, Bob's grandson, is now responsible for our farm kitchen. Have a team of dedicated and loyal employees who have been with them for years and are more than willing to help you and answer your questions when you call the farm. Even though they had a devastating fire June 30, 2016, they are open as usual six days a week and will have Thanksgiving Turkeys for sale. More here »




Spotlight

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

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November 18 & 19 - Harvest Festival & X-Games. Over 40 local family farms and businesses come together at the farm to offer all the best fixings for your Thanksgiving table and home. The festival features delicious food, local live music, and the Harvest X-Games, like the Hay Bale Toss and Pumpkin Catapult! The weekend activities include: Homebrew and Hard Cider Competition; Field, Forest & Orchard 5k Run/Walk; Archery with Turkey Raffle; and music all weekend! Great unique event! Click here for more information and times» Other statewide agriculture events here.