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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 (November 9, 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:

Cut and Peeled Turnip
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA

Cut and Peeled Butternut Squash
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Chamutka Farms in Whately, MA
Paquette Farms in Shrewsbury, MA

Cranberries
Decas Farms in Carver, MA

Honeycrisp Apples
Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, MA
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA
UMASS Cold Spring Orchards, Belchertown, MA

Empire Apples
Phoenix Fruit Farm, Belchertown, MA
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Buell Orchards in Eastford, Ct
Mountain Orchards in Granville, MA

Cortland Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Buell Orchards in Eastford, Ct
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA
Mountain Orchards in Granville, MA
Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, MA
Phoenix Fruit Farm, Belchertown, MA
UMASS Cold Spring Orchards, Belchertown, MA
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT

Macoun Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Buell Orchards in Eastford, CT
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA
Mountain Orchards in Granville, MA
Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, MA
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT

McIntosh Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Buell Orchards in Eastford, CT
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA
Mountain Orchards in Granville, MA
Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, MA
Phoenix Fruit Farm, Belchertown, MA
UMASS Cold Spring Orchards, Belchertown, MA
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Ct

Tote Gala Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT

Tote Honeycrisp Apples
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA
Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, MA

Tote Bosc Pears
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT

Acorn, Butternut and Spaghetti Squash
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA

Leeks
Twin Oaks Farm in Hadley, MA

Hydroponic Lettuce
Wellspring Harvest Cooperative in Indian Orchard, MA

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

Parsnips
Manheim Farms, South Deerfield, MA

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.