Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR)
Massachusetts farmers provide the Bay State with wholesome fresh produce during the growing season. Many farmers also participate in winter farmers' markets and open their land during the winter months to visitors looking for inexpensive, scenic and recreational getaways.
Our marketing assistant Melissa Guerrero checked out the Maple Corner Farm in Granville earlier this month and found 20 miles of marked groomed trails over varied terrain, a cozy fireplace area to warm up next to, as well as a snack bar with sumptuous local maple syrup products available.
This old dairy farm turned maple farm and ski house has everything you need for a great weekend sojourn! Click here for trail conditions and hours of operation. Ski lessons and equipment rentals are available and they even do full moon evening tours. Click here for a listing of agri-tourism farms across the state.
This weekend, Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland will be holding their first winter farmer’s market on Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for event information and a list of vendors. There is a growing list of Massachusetts winter markets. Click here for a list of winter farmer’s markets across the state.
Visit Winter Farmers’ Markets for Holiday Gifts posted on Dec 5
While performers serenade shoppers with upbeat or easy-listening music, farmers and food producers sell a wide variety of local food throughout the winter at over 40 winter farmers’ markets this season. Those who have not yet visited a winter market might be surprised by …Continue Reading Visit Winter Farmers’ Markets for Holiday Gifts
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: December posted on Dec 4
December’s photo contest winner was Ruth Osgood, who photographed Cranston’s Christmas Tree Farm in Ashfield.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: November posted on Nov 24
November’s photo contest winner was Liz West, who photographed the farm stand at Westview Farm in Boxborough. Have you ever been to a roadside farm stand with produce out for sale without someone working the register? Produce was probably priced on the shelves, and an old …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: November