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Producers

Freshness takes on a whole different meaning when it comes locally. 
From urban farmers to CSAs, Greater Boston has you covered.

Sourcing

Buckle Farm

Sustainable Food Production

Buckle Farm is a CSA- and farmers market-based farm that recently moved out of Massachusetts to head north to Maine. They will continue to serve their customer base in the Boston area, though, and can be found at Egleston Square Farmers Market in Jamaica Plain on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.

City Growers

Urban Food Production

We work with our community partners to secure land in the city for growing food.

Green City Growers

Urban Food Installation, Production, Education

Green City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing their clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.

FarmFresh.org

Local Farm Information and Aggregation

Farm Fresh has everything you'll need when it comes to farms in the Boston area: CSAs, Farm Stands, Farmers Markets, you name it. Search for specific types of products, find out who buys locally, and find local events and jobs!

The Food Project

Urban Food Production, Advocacy, Community Development

The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Food from our farms is distributed through our community supported agriculture programs and farmers' markets, and donated to local hunger relief organizations.

Freight Farms

Urban Food Production

Freight Farms create access to food in areas of the world where the climate cannot support traditional farming methods. The Freight Farms’ system brings a high volume of fresh, quality and affordable food within reach of everyone along the food supply chain. By enabling high-yield crop production in any climate, Freight Farms offer an immediate foundation to grow a local food economy and sustainable food system.

Freshbox Farms

Hydroponic Food Production

Freshbox Farms is redefining traditional agriculture with leaves so fresh, even your taste buds will know the difference! Our hydroponic enclosures allow us to supply fresh and local produce, consistently at the highest quality, all year round. A modern twist on the old farm stand,  our leaves are harvested in the morning, and on your table by dinner.

Gaining Ground

Food Production, Education

Gaining Ground in Concord, MA grows and donates organic produce to
those in need. The majority of their produce helps shelters, food pantries,
and meal programs within 20 miles of the farm, and the nonprofit seeks to
educate volunteers about organics and agriculture.

Grovelabs.io

Urban Food Production

Grove OS is being developed by MIT engineers and scientists to let you get the most out of your farm or greenhouse. A plug and play network of sensors and controllers allow you to monitor and automate water, air, light, and soil conditions for all of your plants. Simple yet powerful web and mobile apps not only allow access to this information from anywhere, but also analyze your data to suggest optimal ranges, settings, and conditions depending on your particular setup and desired outcome. Grove OS supports soil, hydroponic, and aquaponic indoor farms, and is perfect for both modular turn-key farms and small to medium sized greenhouses.

High Ground Farm

Urban Food Production

Higher Ground Farm is Boston’s first rooftop farm.  We are located on the roof of the Boston Design Center, a 55,000 square foot space in the Seaport neighborhood of South Boston.

Hudson Valley Harvest

Farm Produce Aggregation, Distribution

Hudson Valley Harvest aggregates and distributes product from over 50 Hudson Valley farms to restaurants, grocers, and institutions in the Tri-State Area in order to increase access to local foods. Hudson Valley Havest is increasingly doing business in the Boston area.

The Ivory Silo Seed Project

Food Production, Seed Stock

Hi! We grow vegetables sustainably and responsibly, and save our seeds! Our mission is to foster a regionally-adapted seed stock for the South Coast.

Local Pickins

Food Discovery

Local Pickins forages for local food purveyors across the country to help you discover the freshest, made, grown or raised food wherever you are. Download the app today!

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources' MassGrown Site

Massachusetts Farm Information and Aggregation

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

See also their MassGrown Online Map and agritourism map (PDF).

MIT City Farm

Hydroponic Food Production

As part of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, we explore the technological, environmental, social and economic design of scalable systems capable of producing affordable and high quality food in the heart of our future cities.

Newton Community Farm

Suburban Food Production

The mission of Newton Community Farm is to nurture a community that teaches and models sustainable agricultural and environmental practices on the historic Angino Farm.

Serving Ourselves Farm

Urban Food Production

Each year, the farm produces about 25,000 pounds of certified fresh organic food.  This food benefits the programs and services located at the Long Island Health Campus and Woods-Mullen Shelter. It also is distributed to a nearby farmers' market and local restaurants. The farm is located on Long Island in the Boston Harbor.

Victory Programs Revision Urban Farm

Urban Food Production

Victory Programs’ Revision Urban Farm is an innovative community-based urban agriculture project that grows produce in its own fields and provides access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to residents of our ReVision Family Home and our extended community. In association with ReVision Family Home, we also provide job training for youth and Boston’s homeless.

Wellspring Greenhouse Collaborative

Greenhouse Co-op

Wellspring is preparing to build a 20,000 square foot greenhouse in the City of Springfield to bring healthy, locally produced produce to area hospitals, schools, businesses, and residents. The greenhouse will be organized as a cooperatively run, for-profit business that will provide job training and employment to low-income residents of Springfield.

Preparation

CommonWealth Kitchen (formerly Crop Circle Kitchen)

Co-working Space/Incubator

CommonWealth Kitchen is a collaborative community working to strengthen the local economy, particularly for people who have been impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality. We offer shared kitchens with integrated business assistance, creating and growing dynamic food-based businesses and careers.

Kitchen Inc.

Shared Kitchen Space

KITCHENiNC is a shared-use culinary space located in Somerville’s Union Square. We strive to empower culinary entrepreneurs by providing a commercially licensed kitchen that fosters a creative and collaborative atmosphere with a strong commitment to the local community.

Kitchen Local

Shared Kitchen Space

Kitchen Local is an affordable, modern, convenient and permitted kitchen workspace. Chefs, bakers, small-scale food producers, farmers, and nutrition instructors can use the kitchen for food production, catering, baking, cooking classes, menu planning, training, recipe testing, photography, and product development. At Kitchen Local, a community of foodpreneurs comes together in a collaborative environment to share their passion for food with the world!

Southeast Massachusetts Meat Producers Association

Shared Meat Processing Space

We are working together to bring a state-of-the-art, local USDA-certified/Custom modular or mobile slaughterhouse to Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties that will utilize the highest animal welfare standards possible. We appreciate your response in assessing demand for services.

Stock Pot Malden

Shared Kitchen Space

Stock Pot Malden is a food business incubator and venture capital company seeking to fuel regionally focused small business growth through the private sector, and to tap into and empower the rich and multicultural workforce of the community. They are creating a business incubator and hands-on training center for food entrepreneurs in the diverse city of Malden.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

Compilation of Boston CSAs

In CSAs, a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. These relationships are beneficial for the farmer (allowing them to improve the timing of their labor and cash flows), and also to the consumer (fresh food and exposure to interesting new crops).

The goal of this resource is for it to be helpful for a range of participants in the local food system. We want to hear from you!

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