Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

The Department’s mission is to help keep the Massachusetts’ food supply safe and secure, and to work to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound.

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251 Causeway St, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114-2151
Amherst Office
101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA 01002


8:45 am - 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Amherst 413-548-1900

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Boston 617-626-1850
Amherst 413-548-1901

Who we serve

We support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production.

Looking for Massachusetts grown and produced products? Visit our gateway to MassGrown farm products, specialty foods, and fun ag-tivities!

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