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Discover Local Big Y Partners!

All throughout our area, you'll find small farms and food producers, each one devoted to its own specialty: Hand-picked fruits and vegetables, just-caught seafood, freshly ground coffee, handmade breads and cheeses. These family-owned and independent farms and companies are a big part of the fabric of our region, helping ensure that our unique culture, cuisine and flavors will continue to stay vital for generations to come.


Atlas Bar

Duxbury, MA

Atlas Bars were created based on a simple idea: better nutrition can expand our human potential. Atlas innovates award-winning nutrition bars that are both delicious and functional by using a novel ingredient called Ashwagandha to support mental and physical health. Each Atlas protein bar is crafted using only real food ingredients with scientifically proven benefits. Atlas Bars are Keto, Gluten Free, have no added sugar and taste delicious.

Bianco & Sons

Medford, MA

Bianco & Sons is a third generation, family-owned & operated food manufacturing company located in Medford, Massachusetts. Since 1960, Bianco has been serving up summer grilling favorites including their famous House Marinade Sirloin Beef Tips, Garlic Parmesan Turkey Tips and Mediterranean Style Chicken Tips.

Cabot

Cabot, VT

Crafted with Cabot farm families' uncompromising commitment to quality. This extra - cheesy small batch popcorn is tossed with Cabot farmers' naturally aged, award-winning cheddar for a seriously cheesy snackable treat.

Blue Seal Kielbasa
from Chicopee Provisions

Chicopee, MA

All Blue Seal Products are made locally from Chicopee Provisions family recipes for the last 102 years. Blue Seal has been with Big Y since Paul and Jerry D'Amour started the Y Cash Market in Willimansett some 87 years ago!

Harmon's Seafood

Portland, ME

As one of Maine's oldest brands, Harmon's roots began in 1923 when young Ora Belle harvested quahog clams off Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine to make clam cakes served at the historic Higgins Beach Inn. Her clam cakes quickly became famous among summer visitors from Boston, Philadelphia and New York, as well as local Mainers. Today, Harmon's Seafood continues the tradition of Harmon's Clam Cakes by using only the freshest clam and crab meat and other ingredients from the pristine ocean waters of Maine.

Little Leaf Farms

Devens, MA

Little Leaf Farms is committed to delivering the freshest, best tasting baby greens to salad lovers all year round. No GMOs, no pesticides, and no need to wash.

Marylou's Coffee

Boston, MA

Since 1986, Marylou’s Coffee Shops have been a staple in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. What began as a single coffee shop in Hanover, MA has grown leaps and bounds through the years, all thanks to friendly service, convenient locations, and delicious coffee.

Stonewall Kitchen

York, ME

It all started in 1991 at a local farmers’ market with a few dozen items that had only been finished being hand-labeled hours before. Fast-forward to today, and Stonewall Kitchen is now one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country, boasting an extensive array of thoughtfully crafted products. As Stonewall Kitchen continues to grow in new and exciting ways, their recipe for success remains a lasting passion for great food and an appetite for living well.

Ready Seafood

Portland, ME

Ready Seafood is a family-run business founded by two hard working Maine brothers with a passion for lobster fishing. They are committed to offering the finest fresh, frozen, and live lobsters—always sustainably harvested and processed.

Jessica's Brick Oven

North Andover, MA

It all started in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1997. Jessica's family owned & operated Brick Oven Bakery has always specialized in baking slow-rise artisan breads, but before they became a nation-wide company, Jessica's did it for local mom and pop shops, hotels and restaurants. They pride themselves on always putting the customer first & providing high quality breads using only the finest ingredients with a goal of having “better breads” available to everyone.

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We're proud to work with local producers whenever we can.

We're committed to providing our shoppers with the finest, freshest and most flavorful foods available, and in the spirit of community togetherness, we're proud to partner with other New Englanders who feel the same way, partnering with over 500 local businesses with over 4,000 individual local products. These items can be found across every department in our store.

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Local products help to keep our local community thriving.

Buying from local growers, businesses and manufacturers means that the profits stay local. Helping to keep these small producers in business is good for the local economy, and helps to keep our vibrant farming community thriving. It's also a benefit to the landscape, ensuring that green fields, farmlands and verdant orchards will be preserved for future generations.

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What's more, local products are "green" in the truest sense of the word.

Because they don't travel as far to get to you, less fossil fuel is used, resulting in fewer carbon emissions. Smaller local farms are also far more likely to produce food using sustainable growing methods and to avoid chemical pesticides, genetically altered food and hormones. The bottom line: It's better for our air, soil and water.

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Thanks to Our Local Partners!