Agritourism Program

Opportunities for farms to attract more visitors

Agritourism merges the world of travel with experiences of food and farming production. A visit to a farm can be an adventure for the entire family. Many farmers are becoming increasingly creative about making their farms attractive to tourists by adding farm stands, offering bus tours, corn mazes, bed and breakfasts, picnic tables, recreational activities, etc.

MDAR, in cooperation with University of Massachusetts Extension and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT), periodically holds agritourism seminars to teach farmers about tourism as a means for expanding and diversifying their operations.

MDAR also publishes a directory of over 250 farms who offer "ag-tivities" to the public.
Image credits:  Jerry Horbert

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