Massachusetts Grown...and Fresher!

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

Christmas Tree Facts

It takes six to ten years for a farmer to grow a mature tree from 5-8 ft tall. An acre of Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people. The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. More here »


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Christmas Tree Farms

Massachusetts has over 85 farms that offer an array of trees from Balsam and Fraser Firs to Scotch Pines and more. Be sure to call ahead for conditions.

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Autumn Vegetables

Massachusetts has many farmstands offering a number of Winter squahes of all kinds: Baby Dumplings, Delacotta, Turban, and more. Try a new one this Fall!

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Farmers' Markets

Massachusetts has many markets transitioning from Summer to over 40 Fall/Winter markets. 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

John Coward

At Coward Farms, you can expect to find all of your holiday essentials: pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees, kissing balls, wreaths, pumpkins, gourds, mums, and other country primitive gifts. The story of the farm has been one of slow expansion; the first trees were planted after the land was purchased in 1985, and for the next seven years the Cowards sold pumpkins while they both worked full-time jobs and waited for their trees to be ready to cut. Today, on the 50+ acres that make up the farm in Southwick, you will find a tree field, pumpkin patch, a brand new greenhouse, and a barn where the gifts are sold. Learn more here »


Holiday Farmers Markets

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Massachusetts has many new farmers markets' across the state. Some featured markets are on special days and times which can be found on our Events Calendar. Massachusetts now has 43 Winter markets starting up and offering a bounty of local crops and products including honey, maple sryup, and fiber products to help keep you warm all Winter! Map of Winter Markets here.