Helpful Links

Massachusetts Agricultural Commissions 

Here you will find everything you need to know about agricultural commissions, including who to contact with questions, current events, how to start an AgCom in your town, and more.

MA Associations of Roadside Stands and Pick Your Own

Comprehensive information on local farming, fresh food, and Massachusetts-grown farm products.

MA Dept of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

MDAR strives to 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. 

MA Farm and Market Report

MDAR's bimonthly newsletter which includes a Commissioner's Column, program/grant updates, workshop/educational updates, news from USDA, along with a Calendar and Classified section. 

Forgotten Farms Trailer
New England’s dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region's agriculture but fight for survival in an age of baby greens and artisan cheese.
directed by Dave Simonds - produced by Sarah Gardner

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation

A non-profit association which promotes and represents the interests of farmers in the Commonwealth.

MA Farmers Markets

MFM partner with farmers, consumers, and communities to foster, enhance and sustain farmers markets in Massachusetts to improve regional farm viability, consumer nutrition, and community, social, and economic development. 

The Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture

Provides grants and, on occasion, loans and investment funding to enterprises which, in the judgement of the Trustees of the Society, will promote agriculture in Massachusetts.

Berkshire Grown

Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy and landscape.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

The Mission of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is to conserve the rural character of Williamstown: to enable working landscapes such as forests and farms; to promote land stewardship; and to connect the community to the region's natural heritage.

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