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Local Growers

Images of farmers from New England family farms that supply fresh produce to Roche Bros.

FEATURED PRODUCE: Local Growers

Over 15 New England Family Farmers supply fresh, local produce to Roche Bros. Find all your farmstand favorites in one convenient place, with a double-your-money-back satisfaction guarantee on produce.

Visit your local Roche Bros. store for produce from these farms and others, too:

 

Happy Valley Organics, Whately, Mass.

Happy Valley Organics grows 150 acres of certified organic vegetables in the fertile soil of the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts. They harvest daily to order for the freshest possible product and use vacuum cooling to maintain quality and promote longer shelf life. The farm also has year-round production of potted and cut packaged herbs.

2 Friends Farm, Attleboro, Mass.

Two friends, John and Ashley came together in 2013 to bring their shared vision for the healthy, organic microgreens off the ground. The bustling indoor farm has been expanding to meet customer demand ever since. Contrary to other microgreen operations, inside you’ll find microgreens grown the old-fashioned way – in soil. Microgreens are high in vitamins and make an excellent addition to salads, main courses and smoothies.

Jonathan’s Sprouts, Rochester, Mass.

Jonathan’s Sprouts grows 20 tons of sprouts a week for supermarkets and restaurants in New England. They’ve been growing since 1976. Sprouts are super-packed with phytochemicals that help maintain good health and prevent or cure some chronic conditions like lower blood pressure.

Long Wind Farms, Thetford, Vt.

Long Wind Farm started as a small organic field operation, run by a man with a little more than a yoke of oxen, a small farm stand and a big vision. The vision of David Chapman was to bring to the marketplace a tomato that was grown organically and would have that garden-grown flavor we all remember.

Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon, Mass.

Whether it’s pick your own, sold at the farm stand, or in local stores, Ward’s thrills local food enthusiasts with fresh heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, peas, rhubarb, pumpkins, corn, more than 30 varieties of heirloom squash, and more. In addition to brothers Bob and Jim, their mother Ann contributes widely to the business of running the farm — even making a variety of baked goods for the farm stand.

Meadowbrook Farm, Longmeadow, Mass.

Owned and operated by John Burney of E. Longmeadow, Meadowbrook Farm raises several crops on approximately 250 acres of farmland in Western Massachusetts. A variety of crops is grown including sweet corn, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers and strawberries. Over the past several years, Meadowbrook Farm has become widely known for its high quality sweet corn.

Backyard Farms, Madison, Me.

Backyard Farms was founded in 2005. The farm currently has 42 acres of growing space, which is roughly the equivalent of 32 football fields. The fields have about 450,000 tomato plants serviced by 3,600 bumble bees (they oversee plant pollination).  Backyard Farms has picked 40 million pounds of tomatoes since their first harvest.

Larkspur Farm, Concord, Mass.

This family-operated business has been growing sunflowers for 50+ years on 10+ acres of land located right here in Massachusetts. Larkspur grows sunflowers with the best quality seeds available, hand graded and and long lasting.

Little Leaf Farms, Devens, Mass.

Paul Seller had a vision for New England — a locally grown salad that was available year-round. Paul took to designing the most sustainable technology for growing lettuce in New England. In the fall of 2015, he was joined by Tim Cunniff. And today, Little Leaf Farms is proud to have built the most technologically advanced lettuce-growing greenhouse inthe world.

FreshBox Farms, Millis, Mass.

FreshBox Farms Power Blend arrives at the market within 24 hours of harvest. Their local indoor farms grow using clean, sustainable methods and no pesticides, which ensures that your greens stay fresher longer.

Plainville Farm, Hadley, Mass.

Plainville Farm, a Pioneer Valley Institution since 1914, produces a diverse mix of organic and conventionally grown vegetables. Third generation farmer Wally Czajkowski enthusiastically supports others in the agricultural community by hosting educational workshops at his farm in Hadley.