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Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a diverse landscape of coastline and beaches, forests and woods, farmlands, rivers and lakes, and mountainous regions. It also has a rich and diverse food system – from varied agriculture, to innovative food processing facilities, to initiatives to improve the health and affordability of food in its communities.

From urban to rural cities and towns, Massachusetts reflects and celebrates the diversity of culture that uniquely exists within its borders. It produces and it fishes!  On its land, we raise poultry, beef and lamb. From its land, we harvest strawberries in June, asparagus in May and cantaloupe in August. From its surrounding waters, we fish shrimp in February and blue fish in June.

Creating conditions for a thriving food system that is economically viable; fair, just and equitable; and ecologically sound is the ultimate goal – a food system that serves all its residents.

Check out these charts showing Massachusetts produce and seafood seasonal availability.

From the blog

10/4/14
On Wednesday October 8, one hundred people gathered at a church in Jamaica Plain, MA, to consider: Can New England Feed Itself? The answer is yes, New England can feed itself – halfway. If you want to learn more, see photos from the event, or listen to audio, including How Farming is Like Baseball , What's in a Fish Stick? and Is 50% Enough ?, please visit the New England New Economy Transition's
9/3/14
FSNE is beginning its year-long regional launch of the New England Food Vision this fall. On Sunday, September 14 at Sustainable Business Network (SBN)’s 5 th Annual Boston Local Food Festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway the Boston launch of the New England Food Vision will take place. For more information about the Festival, please visit http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/ .

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