News


Garden centers, greenhouses and nurseries declared essential by Governor Baker

To all MFGA members, Greenhouse/Garden Center Industry, We thank Governor Baker and his Administration for clearly designating that the services our garden centers, greenhouses and nurseries provide are “essential” and of benefit to our communities in the midst of the current crisis. On the retail end, any retail operation is required to sell either food […]

Click here for details

COVID-19 and Our Business: Guidance and Call to Action

To all MFGA members, Greenhouse/Garden Center Industry Please read our latest information on guidelines for helping our efforts to designate garden centers “essential.” You may also click here to download this information in a doc file. MFGA Guidance and Call to Action – COVID-19 AND OUR BUSINESS From: MFGA Executive Board Jeff Doherty, President Ed […]

Click here for details

To all MFGA members and Greenhouse Industry

Here  are some simple fact sheets regarding COVID19 on the symptoms of the Virus and Prevention in both English and Spanish. These are all from the CDC website. COVID19 Symptoms: English pdf | Spanish pdf COVID19 Prevention: English pdf | Spanish pdf It is important to be well informed with factual information for you and […]

Click here for details

COVID-19: Essential Services

Learn about businesses and organizations defined as providing “COVID-19 Essential Services” under Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Emergency Order Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March […]

Click here for details

MDAR Commissioner Lebeaux Visits Flower Greenhouse Growers

WINCHESTER — In an effort to spotlight horticultural businesses that have diversified their operations, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux was today joined by officials from the Massachusetts Flower Growers’ Association for a tour of flower nursery/greenhouse operations around the Commonwealth. Covering over 30,301 acres of land, Massachusetts’ 867 greenhouses and nurseries […]

Click here for details

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge has launched!

On June 3, 2015 the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN), an unprecedented collaboration of national, regional, conservation, and gardening groups, launched the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. This is a strategic effort to promote and protect the needs of pollinators in North America. In the fall of 2014, AmericanHort and seven other organizations were convened to […]

Click here for details

Governor Baker Proclaims May 15, 2015 “Plant Something Day”

EEA Secretary Matthew Beaton Celebrates with Tree Planting at Elementary School CHARLEMONT– May 15, 2015 Governor Baker has proclaimed today, May 15, 2015, “Plant Something Day” to support the Commonwealth’s many flower and nursery growers. In celebration, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux joined […]

Click here for details

2015 MFGA Wholesale and Specialty Crops

We are in the process of printing and mailing out the 2015 member directory! If you prefer to have a quick look at the up-to-date directory of wholesale and specialty crops, we invite you to download the pdf.

Click here for details