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Local Foods from Massachusetts & Connecticut


Bears Smokehouse

Bear's Smokehouse

From Windsor, CT

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ has grown from a takeout counter to a business that serves over one million customers annually. They smoke their BBQ meats in the Kansas City-style that Jamie "the Bear" McDonald enjoyed growing up in Kansas City, Missouri. Their sauces and rubs play a key role in creating the award-winning taste they've become known for, and now you can bring these flavors home!

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Lighthouse Keeper's

From Yarmouthport, MA

Lighthouse Keeper's hot sauces, jellies and jams are inspired by the life and recipes of a lighthouse keeper on Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod. Their products are handmade in small batches, adding unique Cape Cod Flavors to classic recipes.

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Whip City

From Westfield, MA

Whip City Jerky is a local, USDA inspected meat processor dedicated to making the best beef jerky you've ever had. Led by Tony Neuser, Chief Jerky Officer, Whip City Jerky's brand has expanded across the region focusing on their quality, freshly made, premium beef jerky. Whip City Jerky combines amazing flavors and a chip-like texture for a delicious, high protein snack option for your family.
Available in Maple, Ragin' Buffalo or Mesquite.


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More Brands from Big Y's Love for Local

Blue Seal

Galilean's Kitchen

From Bristol, RI

Galilean’s Kitchen New England Stuffed Clams are produced in Bristol, RI from locally sourced clams and breading. Made with Surf clams caught by their own boats off the New England coast, these traditional appetizers are also great with a sandwich, soup, or a salad.

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Little Leaf Farms

From Devens, MA

Owners Paul Sellow and Tim Cuniff developed Little Leaf lettuce in 2015. They have been a Big Y partner for over 7 years delivering the highest-quality leaf lettuce. Deliveries are made 4 times a week ensuring only the freshest lettuce for our customers. Little Leaf is hydroponically, hands-free grown.

Blue Seal

Blue Seal

Blue Seal

From Chicopee, MA

In 1920, Stanley Sitarz asked his brother, Jacob, and Bartlomiej Partyka, to join him in the production of Polish-style kielbasa. The Sitarz Manufacturing Co. was born in Chicopee, MA and soon became the Chicopee Sausage and Provision Company. On Dec. 31, 1931, they incorporated and became Chicopee Provision Co., Inc., manufacturers of “Blue Seal” Table Ready Meats and Specialties.

Between Rounds

Between Rounds

From South Windsor, CT

With over 20 years serving CT, Between Rounds is one of the most beloved homegrown franchises. Their bagels are made fresh every day and held to the highest standards of quality. The bagels are baked fresh with classic flavors like plain, everything, and more.


Diana's Bakery

From Agawam, MA

Diana’s Bakery was established in 1975 by the Macari Family. They’ve grown to include a wholesale division delivering over 300 fresh and frozen baked goods including artisan breads, danish, donuts and a variety of cakes. Hallmarks of Diana’s Bakery have always been the ability to innovate and create new products.

Hoff's Bakery

Hoff's Bakery

From Medford, MA

Hoff's Bakery is a family-owned business located in Medford, MA, producing gourmet desserts for the retail and food services trades since 1983. Built on quality, consistency and service, their skilled artisan bakers are committed to creating the highest superior quality desserts possible.


Calise Bakery

From Lincoln, RI

What makes Calise so special? The answer is quite simple: "The Calise Way". They produce the highest-quality products at competitive prices in a safe and clean work environment, all while offering an unparalleled level of customer service. Their unwavering commitment to quality, food safety and excellent service alongside their blend of unique family recipes and modern technologies distinguish them from other bakeries.


Plainville Farm

From Hadley, MA

Plainville Farm goes to great lengths to ensure you receive the freshest, tastiest and safest produce in the marketplace. In most cases the produce that they pick today will be on the supermarket shelves tomorrow.


Millie's Pierogi

From Chicopee, MA

Years ago, while living in Chicopee Falls, MA, Anna and Walter Lopuk turned their eyes toward a pierogi business. At the beginning, Millie's consisted of a small restaurant, a production area the size of a 3-car garage, and a delivery truck. They still are a small, family-owned- and -operated business and take pride in knowing that they are producing an authentic, handmade, quality pierogi.