To foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth’s domestic and international agricultural markets, the Division of Agricultural Markets offers field expertise in the development and support of innovative market venues, business expansion, grant opportunities, consumer and industry outreach.
Through its award-winning MassGrown & Fresher initiative and the Commonwealth Quality Program, the Division seeks to cultivate new opportunities for consumers to gain greater access to local agricultural products while endorsing high quality standards for growers and producers.
The Agricultural Markets Division works with over 50 agricultural and commodity organizations, the state’s agricultural fairs, along with a broad-breadth of local, state, and federal level entities.
Your Gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!
Commonwealth Quality, a brand designed by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, serves to identify locally sourced products that are grown, harvested and processed right here in Massachusetts using practices that are safe, sustainable and don’t harm the environment. That’s why Commonwealth Quality-certified growers, producers, harvesters and processors not only meet stringent federal, state and local regulatory requirements, but also employ best management practices and production standards that ensure consumers receive the safest, most wholesome products available.