State Department of Agriculture Program: Massachusetts

State Department of Agriculture Program:  Massachusetts
To foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth’s domestic and international agricultural markets, the Division of Agricultural Markets offers field expertise in the development and support of innovative market venues, business expansion, grant opportunities, consumer and industry outreach.
There are 7,755 farms in Massachusetts working on over 523,000 acres to produce $492 million in agricultural products.

Made in Massachusetts Festival: Made In Massachusetts Festival is showcase of all things Massachusetts with an artisinal feel featuring Massachusetts businesses and craft goods as vendors, Massachusetts beer tasting, beer and wine garden, constant live music with the best bands, exhibits from the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics, games, and more.

Core Customers:  Retail
Massachusetts is home to a number of important retail  and food service customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include New Balance, Puma, Reebok, Newbury Comics, O’Connell Oil, TJX (Marshall’s, Home Goods, TJ Maxx), Christmas Tree Shops, Fitcorp, Imperial Distribution, Big Y Foods, Roche Foods, Stop and Shop, Millbrook Distribution, Aubuchon Lumber, Rocky’s Hardware, Gro Group, Imperial Distributors, RPM Hobbies, Staples, IParty, Color inc, City Sports, Ski Merchandising Group, Trader Joe’s, Dave’s Soda and Pet City, BJ’s, Building #19, Jeeper’s, Friendly’s, Boston Concessions, National Amusements, Herrell Ice Cream, Java’s Brewin, Eurest, Canteen, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Aramark, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, D’Angelo’s, Papa Gino’s, Back Bay Restaurant Group, Sonesta Hotels, Uno’ s Pizza, Bickford’s Grille, Boston Culinary Group, Au Bon Pain, Legal Sea Foods, Sodexo, Finagle Bagel, Fresh Concepts, The Box Lunch, Brigham’s, Honey Dew Donuts, etc.