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Harvest Heroes

Shining a light on some of the best in our community.

Throughout New England, there are small farms and food producers, each with their own specialty. From cheeses and handmade bread to fruits and just-caught seafood and everything in between, these businesses form the fabric of our region, preserving what makes us, us.

At Big Y, we’re proud to bring their very best to you. So, let’s take a moment to shine a light on those who keep making a difference in our community every day.

Visit bigy.com/Community/Local to learn more about our partners.

Plainville Farm
Hadley, MA

Wally and Joe Czajkowski are third-generation farmers in Hadley, MA. Their grandfather began farming in the early 1900s after he emigrated from Poland. Wally picks all produce to order, which arrives in our Produce Department the very next day.

Meadowbrook Farm
East Longmeadow, MA

Meadowbrook Farm has some of the best corn in the New England region. John focuses on growing the best produce, harvesting and delivering it to Big Y as quickly as possible.

E. Cecchi Farms
Feeding Hills, MA

E. Cecchi Farms began more than 50 years ago. Michael is now the 3rd generation to farm the family’s 80 acres. E. Cecchi Farms supplies Big Y with the freshest squash, tomatoes and beans available.

New England Apiaries
Southwick, MA

Billy C provides pollination services and produces local raw honey, based out of Westfield, MA. Imagine this — the business started with one hive back in 2005 and now includes more than 500. That’s beeautiful.

Lyman Orchards
Middlefield, CT

Lyman produces some of the best apples in the region. Their apple pie is made with more than 2 pounds of apples and was voted #1 by a CT magazine. You should try it.

Cabot Farms
Throughout New England

Cabot Creamery is a cooperative of 1,000 dairy farm families located throughout New York and New England. With four plants in three states, it employs more than 1,000 people who make “The World’s Best” cheeses and dairy products.

Jessica’s Breads
North Andover, MA

Even though Jessica’s has been locally baking slow-rise bread since 1997, customers can’t help but eat it fast. Their high-quality bread use only the finest ingredients.

Blue Seal Kielbasa
Chicopee, MA

Crafting the world’s largest kielbasa, at around 600 pounds, is not the biggest feat of Blue Seal, as they take pride in making the tastiest, most tempting and tantalizing kielbasa since 1920. That’s almost 100 years of perfecting the unique taste and flavor people love.

Greenhead Lobster
Stonington, ME

Stonington, ME, is the home of Greenhead Lobster, a family owned business since 1977. Hugh Reynolds oversees every aspect of his operation and lives by his motto: “When lobsters are harvested, selected and shipped under the Greenhead Lobster name, only the best will do.”