EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The Boston Public Market opened in July 2015, and is visited by thousands of people every month who are in search of seasonal products. Very few western Massachusetts farm and food products end up her however, and some people in our area are working to change that.
State Senator Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) told 22News that agriculture is an essential part of the western Massachusetts economy, and its representation at the Boston Public Market would benefit many.
“If we can get our food, our produce, our farms in the Boston Public Market, that’s going to mean more opportunities for our farmers, more opportunities for our local agriculture, and more jobs for our residents,” Lesser said.
Lesser toured four farms that could start selling their products at the Boston Public Market: Meadowbrook Farm in East Longmeadow, Austin Brothers Valley Farm in Belchertown, Red Fire Farm in Granby, and Randall’s Farm in Ludlow.