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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 (September 20, 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:

Carving Pumpkins
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA

Gourds, Ornamental Squash and Pumpkins
Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA

Sugar Pumpkins
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

Mini Pumpkins
Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA

Wee Bee Little Pumpklins
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA

Parsnips
Manheim Farm in South Deerfield, MA

Leeks
Twin Oaks Farm in Hadley, MA

Tote Gala Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT

McIntosh Apples
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT
Mountain Orchards in Granville, MA
JP Sullivan in Ayer, MA
Buell Orchards in Eastford, CT

Tote Bartlett Pears
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT

Tote White Peaches
Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT

Acorn Squash
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA

Butternut Squash
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA

Spaghetti Squash
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA

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

Jalapeno Peppers
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

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

Raspberries and Strawberries
Pell Farm in Somers, CT

Blueberries
Kosinski Farms in Westfield, MA

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
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA
Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Cecarelli Farms in Northford, CT

Cucumbers
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA

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

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

Wax Beans
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA

Zucchini and Summer Squash
E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills, MA
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA

Tomatoes
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Meadowbrook Farms in East Longmeadow, MA

Green Cabbage
Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA
Galenski Farms in South Deerfield, MA
Cecarelli Farms in Northford, CT
Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA
Twin Oaks Farm 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, Pickling Cukes, 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.”