To make your searching easier, we have divided Massachusetts into six regions. From west to east, the regions are Berkshires; Pioneer Valley; Central; Northeast; Metro Boston; and Southeast, Cape Cod & Islands. Geography guided these divisions: If you live in Lowell, chances are you're looking for farms and businesses to frequent in northeastern Massachusetts. When looked at as individual parts of the whole state, you will also notice some trends and local specialties in the different regions. The Southeast, Cape Cod & Islands, of course, are famous for cranberries. And the Pioneer Valley, with its rich river valley soil, has an abundance of diverse fruit and vegetable farms. Take a look around. We hope you find what you're looking for!
- Berkshires: In the farthest western reaches of Massachusetts are the rolling Berkshire hills. The rocky landscape and sparsely populated towns means farms tend to be small, but abundant.
- Pioneer Valley: Comprised of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, the Pioneer Valley is the fertile swath along the Connecticut River.
- Central: Worcester County makes up our central region, which is more densely populated and industrialized than the western half of the state. Despite its history of manufacturing, the region is home to many diversified farms.
- Northeast: With Worcester County to its west, metropolitan Boston to its south and the Atlantic Ocean to its east, our northeast region is diverse in its landscape and population density. This region is made up of Essex and Middlesex counties.
- Boston Metro: The city, its suburbs and towns within 25 miles of Boston proper make up this region. Surprising to some, there are still a number of farms in Metro Boston.
- Southeast, Cape Cod & Islands: Ranging from the southern-most Boston suburbs to Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, this region includes part of Norfolk County, and all of Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties. It's an organic farming hotspot.
- Out of State: A few of our listings are not actually in the state of Massachusetts