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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Fresh seafood right off the boat.  Home-grown fruits and vegetables straight from the farm.  Fresh cheese and dairy products, craft beers and local wine.    Massachusetts is a moveable feast when it comes to fresh, healthy, locally-grown products.

Woodman’s – Essex

Welcome to harvest season in Massachusetts, with literally hundreds of farmers markets, food festivals and agricultural fairs taking place across the Bay State now through October.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has compiled these activities into a handy Culinary Calendar for visitors and residents wishing to savor local food and beverages, while also enjoying some of the Bay State’s spectacular fall foliage.
mayflower brewery

Mayflower Brewing Company – Plymouth

The new Boston Public Market  recently opened to much fanfare. The market houses over 35 vendors selling locally produced items such as farm-fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, milk and cheese, fish and shellfish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods.
Here is a map of all farmers markets, fairs, and agricultural events in the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts is also proud of its craft breweries and wineries throughout the state, which rely on locally-grown products to produce delicious beverages that are distinctly Massachusetts.  And check out the Massachusetts Wine & Cheese Trail.
Hardwick Vineyard & Winery

Hardwick Winery

Here is a sampling of upcoming culinary and agricultural events in Massachusetts:
8/21-30 Marshfield Fair/ Marshfield / South of Boston
8/29-30 Wachusett Mountain Fresh Farm Fest/ Princeton/ Central Mass
9/4 Massachusetts Brewers Fest/ Seaport World Trade Center/ Boston
9/10-14 / Lowell Food and Wine Festival/ Merrimack Valley
9/18-20 Scallop Fest/ Falmouth / Cape Cod
9/18-10/4 The Big E/ West Springfield / Western MA
9/26-27 North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival / Orange / Central MA
9/26-27 Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village/ Pittsfield /Berkshires
10/2-10/12 Topsfield Fair/ Topsfield/ North of Boston
10/10-11 Cranberry Harvest Celebration / Wareham/ South of Boston
The Farmstead at Mine Brook - Charlemont

The Farmstead at Mine Brook – Charlemont

To get a real taste of what Massachusetts has to offer, any time of year, visit

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