Welcome to the Central Mass South Regional Economic Development Organization (CMS REDO) — 15 towns with one mission: to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the Central Mass South region.
With a long, proud history in manufacturing, the region hosts a cluster of national and international manufacturers of optics and precision machining with medical device, defense, aerospace and solar technologies, and telecommunications applications. As a major transportation gateway, we are uniquely positioned as an import / export center. Our ample supply of real estate is ideal for business relocation or expansion, and as an affordable housing location. The 15 towns comprising CMS boast great cultural and educational institutions and superb four-season recreational opportunities.
We invite you to peruse our web site and encourage you to live and work in Central Mass South — and get in the middle of it all!
FARM TO TABLE INITIATIVE
Did you know that the Central Mass South region has nearly 2,000 working farms, that the number of farms is increasing for the first time since World War II and that 1/3 are woman-owned and/or operated? We embrace our agricultural heritage and encourage everyone to shop fresh and shop locally!
LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS & FARM STANDS
Farmers’ Market at Big Bunny Market
Saturdays from 10am to 2pm starting May 23.
Big Bunny Parking Lot, 942 Main Street, Southbridge
West Brookfield Farmers’ Market
June 3 to October 14. Wednesdays. From 3:00-6:00pm.
On the Town Common, Route 67 & 9, West Brookfield
Brookfield Farmers’ Market
Friday afternoons. From 4:00-6:00pm. June to September.
Town Common, Rte. 148 & 9, Brookfield
Sunday Heritage Farmers’ Market at Old Sturbridge Village
Outside the Visitor Center. May 24 – Oct. 11. Sundays from Noon to 4:00pm.
(Village admission not required.)
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge
Hitchcock Academy’s Farmers’ Market
Open every Saturday from 9:00-2:00pm until November 21.
HFA Parking Lot. 2 Brookfield Road, Brimfield
Overlook Farm, 15 Long Hill Road, Brookfield
Retail stand is open.
Klem’s Farmers’ Market
June to October, Saturdays 10am to 2pm.
117 West Main Street, Spencer
2015 FARMERS’ DINNER SERIES: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SALEM CROSS INN
August 12: Farmers’ Dinner: A Taste of West Brookfield
August 26: Farmers’ Dinner (featuring pork)
September 2: Farmers’ Dinner (featuring braised short ribs)
September 23: Farmers’ Dinner (featuring lamb shank)
Menus will be posted one month in advance online at salemcrossinn.com
Visit online or call 508-867-2345 for reservations and more information.