Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Dairy Fun Facts
Cows were brought to Plymouth back in 1624. Town commons used to be community pastures for grazing, and many current streets in Boston were originally cow paths. Did you know a cow produces 7-9 gallons of milk in one day? More fun facts here. Massachusetts has approximately 150 dairy farms, with some, open directly to the public. Learn more and find a farm near you »
June is Dairy Month
This is an opportunity to recognize our great MA dairy farmers who produce our milk, butter, yogurt, and other related products that nourish our bodies with daily nutrition.
You will start to see the first berry of the season at your local farmers' markets and farmstands. Massachusetts has 50 farms that offer pick-your-own.
Massachusetts markets are in full swing offering flowers, herbs, plants, and more. Check the map for dates and times for a market near you.
Boston Public Market
Features Massgrown and New England vendors five days a week in a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels.
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
Whittier Farms, located in beautiful Sutton, Massachusetts, is a family affair currently owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations. Since 1945, Whittier Farms has dominated the landscape of the west part of town, operating on 500 acres. Whittier Farms works day-in and day-out to ensure the 275 registered Holsteins are of top-quality genetics and producing high quality milk. Of the 275 registered Holsteins at Whittier Farms, about 115 are milking cows while the others are calves and heifers. Of the 500 acres, approximately 400 is used to grow hay, grass silage, and corn silage for the herd. More on Whittier's Family here »
"Time is Ripe" for strawberries. June brings us Dairy Month, but also fresh Strawberries. Many of our farms offer festivals and events spotlighting strawberries. On June 18, Braintree Farmers Market will spotlight strawberries from CN Smith Farm along with strawberry shortcakes created by LollyCake Ladies. The same day, Connors farm will be having a strawberry festival with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber. Massachusetts has 138 strawberry growers mapped across the state offering these fresh red berries. If looking to pick strawberries, it is always good to call ahead for conditions. A complete list of strawberry festivals, tastings and more here »