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Discover Local Products at Big Y

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.


Bola

BOLA Granola

Great Barrington, MA

All BOLA granolas rely on oats, almonds and pumpkin seeds for hearty, high protein nutrition and fresh, nutty flavor. Each serving of BOLA granola is packed with these three ingredients supported by other organic grains, a little sweet, a little salt and excellent vanilla. Nothing else. Mixed all together and toasted to a perfect crunch… 36 pounds at a time. A Berkshire Original, BOLA loves you back!

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Cabot

Cabot

Boston, MA

Every morning Cabot farmers get up and get to work. This dates back to 1919, when 94 families from Cabot, Vermont, formed a co-operative to ensure their livelihood. They knew that they were stronger together than they were apart. Now, 100 years later, Cabot is proud of it's thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that is used to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products.

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Kringle

Kringle Candle

Bernardston, MA

Kringle Candle Company of Bernardston, MA brings unique and high quality candle products that fit every type of décor. Enjoy an array of candle scents in Kringle's signature white wax or its Country Candle brand of multi colors and carefully crafted collections featuring Kittredge family recipes of yesterday and today.

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Vermont Creamery

Vermont Creamery

Websterville, VT

Consciously crafted in Vermont’s Green Mountains. Vermont Creamery supports a network of more than 17 family farms, promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery has been ranked one of “The Best Places to Work in Vermont,” by Vermont Business Magazine.

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Little Leaf Farms

Little Leaf Farms

Devens, MA

Little Leaf Farms is a greenhouse lettuce grower located in Devens, MA, providing fresh, crispy, crunchy baby greens to East Coast salad lovers year-round.

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Firewood

Burlington Landscaping

Burlington, MA

Established in 1973, Burlington Landscaping has diversified from commercial and residential landscaping to delivery of quality garden products, including firewood, mulch, loam, sand and stone.

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Eggs

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

Not only does it help keep these small businesses healthy, but it helps us bring the best, highest-quality merchandise to our customers. 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.

Click here to find out more about our local partners.

farmland

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.

Click here to find out how to become one of our local partners.

raddish

Not only does it taste better, locally grown food is often better for you.

Fresh produce starts to lose nutrients as soon as it's picked; the longer the wait time between harvest and preparation, the more nutrients are lost. Since it's harvested and sold often within a day or two, locally-grown produce packs a much larger nutritional punch.

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earth

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!