BECOMING A LOCAVOR

Locavores are people who pay attention to where their food comes from and commit to eating local food as much as possible. The great thing about eating local is that it's not an all-or-nothing venture. Any small step you take helps the environment, protects your family's health and supports small farmers in your area. The first step to being a locavore is to determine what local means for you.

Click on 10 Steps to Becoming a Locavore to learn more.

Review our list of resources for Worcester County-Grown Produce below to find local farms near you.

Auburn

  • The Farmer's Daughter at Hillcrest, 153 Millbury St. (508) 831-2995

 

Berlin

  • Balance Rock Farm, 104 Highland Street, Berlin (978) 838-2024, locally grown veal, pork lamb, beef and chicken; milk products and eggs

  • Indian Head Farm, 232 Pleasant St., Berlin, ( 978) 838-2942 ; fruits and vegetables in season, “asparagus to pumpkins”; pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries and raspberries

 

Grafton

  • Houlden Family Farms; 139 Old Westboro Road, (508) 839-2409; vegetables and fruits in season, featuring corn until frost

  • Grafton Farmers Market, Wednesdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the Common, fresh local produce

 

Holden

  • Berries and Bloom: 29 South Road, pick your own blueberries and vegetables in season after mid-July

  • Farmers' Market, in the Damon House Parking Lot, 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays

 

Hubbardston

  • Westfield Farm, “Caprilands”, Route 68: several varieties of locally produced goats' cheese

 

Leicester

  • Soojians Farm, 1666 Main Street; (508) 892-8109; vegetables in season until frost

 

Millbury

  • Hawk Hill Orchards, 83 Carleton Road, (508) 865-4037, August-Christmas Weekends and Holidays, 10 to 5pm,     Wed-Fri, Noon to 5pm, apples, peaches, plums

 

Northboro

  • Berberian's Farm, 68 Otis Street; (508) 393-8072; fruits and vegetables in season

  • Davidian Brothers Farm, 500 Church Street; vegetables and fruits in season

  • Tougas Family Farm, 234 Ball Street, pick-your-own fruits in season (508)393-6406

Northbridge

  • Foppema’s Farm, 1605 Hill Street, (508) 234-6711, fresh local produce

 

Paxton

  • Cournoyers Farm, 400 Grove Street; (508) 753-2650; fruits, vetetables and flowers

  • Farmers' Market, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the Town Common, fresh local produce

 

Rutland

  • Alta Vista Farm, 80 Hillside Road; (508) 886-4365; buffalo meat

  • Jordan's Turkey Farm: locally raised turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas; 51 Muschapauge Road (508) 886-2595

  • Overlook Farm, Heifer Project International, 216 Wachussett Street; (508) 886-2221; fresh vegetables in season and Thanksgiving turkeys

  • Treasure Hunt Farm Foundation, 59 Wachusett St. (508) 886-4804: Sarah Williams, proprietor; eggs on weekends

 

Sterling

  • Farmers' Market, 1 Park Street, Rear; Old Tennis Court, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Rota-Spring Farm, 117 Chace Hill Rd. (978) 365-9710

  • Sunnycrest Orchard, 24 Hawkins Lane (978) 422-6627

 

Sutton

  • Keowns' Orchard, 9 McClellan Road; (508) 865-6706; Peaches, apples, tree fruits, vegetables and flowers in season

 

Worcester

  • The Artichoke Cooperative, 800 Main St. (508) 752-3533; produce in season from the YouthGrow project of the Regional Environmental Council

  • Greater Worcester Farmers Markets 

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at 308 Chandler St. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at 381 Plantation St., #5 Biotech Park

  • The Living Earth, 232 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA

 

All Big Y stores throughout New England use local farm produce and milk products whenever available and identify the farm from which they come.

Also consult the website www.localharvest.org/worcester-ma.

The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:

  • To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;

  • To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;

  • To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.

A member of The Garden Club of America and National Garden Clubs, Inc. 

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