Local food is best because it’s freshly grown and made from scratch, with love. We love to talk about the thriving food scene New England, from the docks of Martha’s Vineyard to the orchards of Vermont and everywhere in between.
Who doesn’t love good, quality, wholesome, fresh food. Food, after all, is the stuff of life – nourishment, energy, satisfaction and well-being. There is nothing like biting into a newly picked peach, succulent and dripping with juicy, ripe goodness. Or a warm baguette fresh from the oven with just the right balance of texture and chew. How about a handmade chocolate made of lightly whipped ganache with just the slightest snap of chocolate shell upon your first bite.
Unlike much of the America, where factory farms dominate, New England is home to millions of acres of local, sustainable, family owned farms. Some of this land has been in business since the Colonial era. The farms are productive, having developed a niche market for those who care about quality fresh food.
In New England, you actually can shake the hand that feeds you. And beyond the farms are artisan bread makers, chocolatiers, wineries and the best seafood imaginable.
Whether you’ve lived in New England your entire life or are planning to visit, our articles cover a variety of topics related to New England local food. Support Local Food: Join a CSA, The Best Foods to Donate to Local Food Banks, and Think Local Food is Too Expensive? Think Again highlight the variety of local food articles on the site.
Like most people who struggle through long, snowy, northern winters, New Englander’s await the spring with baited breath – longing for the days when daylight extends beyond 4:30 p.m. and patiently waiting with anticipation for the day when the asparagus springs up and strawberries are ripe for picking.
Thankfully, we have an abundance of authors in New England, who are eager to share recipes and tell us how to make the most of the bounty that New England offers, any time of year.
What treasures await.
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