Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

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

Apple Fun Facts

The apple tree is part of the Rose family. Over 2000 varieties of apples are grown in the US, but only the crabapple is native to North America. An apple trees usually take 3 to 4 years to produce fruit. They are full of vitamin C, potassium, and other nutrients that keep you healthy, especially if you eat the peel! Many of the nutrients and 2/3 of the fiber in apple are contained in the peel. Find apple orchards here »


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Apple Pickin' Time!

Massachusetts has over 80 farms you can take your friends or family to pick apples across the Commonwealth. Check the map for dates and times.

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Agricultural Fairs

From the scenic Berkshires to the sea-breezes of the Cape Cod, Massachusetts agricultural fairs offer something for everyone.

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Farmers' Markets

Massachusetts now has over 250 up and running farmers' markets across the Commonwealth. Check the map for dates and times for a market near you.

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Boston Public Market Now Open!

37 Local vendors in a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels.

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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

Bruce Howden

Ned, Sean and Ed O'Neill

Bruce and his partner David Prouty, grow pumpkins on approximately nine acres with 5.5 acres dedicated to their "You-Pick-It" operation, which will be open on weekends beginning October 10 through Halloween. Howden Farm is a Berkshire Grown member, and Bruce is President of Berkshire County Farm Bureau. Bruce worked on the farm during High School and college and graduated from UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture in 1962 with a degree in Animal Science. Learn more here »


Cranberry Harvest Celebration

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10 am - 4 pm: Rain or shine. Hosted by the A.D. Makepeace Company and co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Visitors are treated to to demonstrations of the wet cranberry harvest, cooking demonstrations, an enormous tent full of crafts, paddle boat rides, food vendors, music, and more. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and military, and children under 7 are admitted free. Parking and shuttle transportation are free Details here»