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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 16, 2017)

Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to offer this week’s harvest from native farms throughout 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 4,825,000 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 our customers 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 their favorite store.”

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

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

Jalapeno Peppers and Long Hot Peppers
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

White Potatoes
Szawlowski Farms in Hatfield, MA

Tote Peaches
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Mountain Orchards in Grannville, MA

Blueberries
Kosinski Farms in Westfield, MA

Raspberries & Strawberries
Pell Farms in Somers, CT

Eggplant
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Baggott Farms in East Windsor, CT
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
DeFrancesco Farms in Northford, CT

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

Cucumbers
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Mazza Farms in Colchester, VT
Torrey Farms in Elba, NY

Corn
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Pasiecnik Farms in Whately, MA
Baggott Farms in East Windsor, CT
Galenski Farms in South Deerfield, MA
Bordua Farms in South Windsor, CT
Ferrari Farms in South Glastonbury, CT
Cecarelli Farms in Northford, CT
Kinderhook Creek Farms in Steventown, NY

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

Green Beans
Fairweather Acres in Rocky Hill, CT
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Kenney Farms in Concord, MA

Wax Beans
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Mazza Farms in Colchester, VT

Zucchini and Summer Squash
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Pasiecnik Farms in Whately, MA
Cecarelli Farms in Northford, CT
Baggott Farms in East Windsor, CT
DeFrancesco Farms in Northford, CT
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Galenski Farms in South Deerfield, MA
Deercrest Farms in Glastonbury, CT
Torrey Farms in Elba, NY
Mazza Farms in Colchester, VT

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

Green Cabbage
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Galenski Farms in South Deerfield, MA
Cecarelli Farms in Northford, CT
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Torrey Farms in Elba, NY

Red Cabbage
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA

Organic Dandelion Greens, Collard Greens, Kale, Red, Green and Romaine Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Lacinato Kale and Herbs
Happy Valley Organic Coop. in East Whately, 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

Jacketed Cauliflower and Broccoli
Plainville Farm in Hadley, MA

Organic Kale, Broccoli, Summer & Zucchini Squash, Beets, Swish Chard and Romaine Lettuce
UMASS Student Farming Enterprise in Amherst, 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.”