Monday, July 22, 2013

Massachusetts Grown . . . and Fresher!

An “Agri-Google” map, created by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources in 2010, functions as a gateway to finding farm products, specialty foods and fun ag-tivities.  The “Massachusetts  Grown. . . and Fresher!” initiative promotes buying and eating local agricultural products when they are in season.  Agricultural Fairs 2013 are currently in the spotlight, and you can also find links to farmers’ markets, pick-your-own farms, CSA farms and wineries.
The Massachusetts Food Policy Council was established in 2010 in order to increase production, sales and consumption of Massachusetts-grown foods, to develop and promote programs to bring these foods to our citizens, to protect the land and water resources needed for sustained local food production, and to help farmers insure that food production, processing and distribution is economically viable in the Commonwealth.  The 17 member Council was created by our state’s Legislature in Chapter 277 of the Acts of 2010, codified in M.G.L. c.20, §6C.