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Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".

Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.

From Local Field to Plate

SPRINGFIELD, MA (August 23, 2018)

Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to offer this week's harvest from native farmsthroughout their 70 markets. With stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the markets are able to contract with local growers throughout the region. In fact, last year, Big Y purchased 8,000,000 pounds of native produce from local farmers. Big Y is committed to providing as many native fruits and vegetables as possible throughout the local growing season.

This year Big Y will feature the largest supply of native produce that they have ever had. According to Michael D'Amour, Executive Vice President, “Every year we add more and more daily supplies of native fruits and vegetables providing ourcustomers with the best produce in the region. In fact, each year, we have been able to expand our local grower family to include more than ever before. Our customers appreciate being able to purchase native fruits and vegetables at theirfavorite store.”

This week's lineup of local produce available at Big Y includes:

Paula Red Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Buell Orchards in Eastford, CT
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA

Hydroponic Lettuce
Wellspring Harvest Cooperative in Indian Orchard, MA

Italian Peppers
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

Jalapeno Peppers
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

Peaches
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Mountain Orchards in Granville, MA
Buell Orchards in Eastford, CT

Tomatoes
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
D. Stepanik Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

Green Peppers
DeFrancesco Farms in Northford, CT
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA

Eggplant
Baggot Family Farms in East Windsor, CT
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

Super Select Cucumbers
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Mazza Farms in Colchester, VT Torrey Farms in Elba, NY

Wax Beans
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Fair Weather Acres in Rocky Hil, CT

Parsnips
Manheim Farms, South Deerfield, MA

Corn
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Bordua Farms in South Windsor, CT
Pasiecnik Farms in South Deerfield, CT
Ferrari Farms in South Glastonbury, CT
Galenski Farms in South Deerfield, MA
Botticello Farms in Manchester, CT

Green Beans
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Fair Weather Acres in Rocky Hil, CT
Torrey Farms in Elba, NY
Kenney Farm in Corcord, MA

Green Cabbage
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Cecarelli Farms in Northford, CT
Torrey Farms in Elba, NY

Zucchini Squash
Mazza Farms in Colchester, VT Torrey Farms in Elba, NY

Summer Squash
Mazza Farms in Colchester, VT Torrey Farms in Elba, NY

Strawberries and Raspberries
Pell Farms in Somers, CT

Organic Potted Herbs
Happy Valley Organic Coop. in East Whately, MA.

Organic Microgreens
Gilberties Herb Garden in Easton, CT

Assorted Organic Sprouts
Jonathan's Sprouts in Rochester, MA

Vegetable Rices
Deepening Roots in Amherst, MA

Hydro Bib Lettuce
Maple Lane Farms in Preston, CT

Red Leaf, Green Leaf and Spring Mix Salad Blends
Little Leaf Farms in Devens, MA

Clamshell Romaine Leafs
H20 Farms in Guilford, CT

According to Big Y Produce Sales Manager Sean Stolarik, “Supporting our local farmers and our communities provides a great benefit to our customers and our local economy.