SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y Foods hosted a “Native Farmstand” tour last weekend, in which farmers' markets featuring fruits and vegetables grown in Massachusetts and Connecticut were set up outside the entrance of select stores. Featured farmer John Burney of Meadowbrook Farm, East Longmeadow, Mass., brought sweet peppers, eggplants, squash and more to the event. The markets were held at six Big Y locations in Springfield, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham, Mass. “I would say the consumer is ...

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