Help support the Central Massachusetts local food economy!

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) are asking you to complete a short survey about food consumption and distribution in the Central Massachusetts. Your insights will help us better support the local food economy and promote Buy Local and Farm to Table efforts.

The purpose of this survey is to collect information to support business, agriculture, and economic development in Central Massachusetts. Through a better understanding of the Region's food system, CMRPC and MRPC can target resources and services to producers and consumers alike, promoting increased profitability, economic viability, and improved quality of life.

This survey is released in coordination with the Central Agricultural Coalition (CAC): Growing the Core of the Commonwealth, the recently launched initiative to encourage local purchase of local products grown in Central Massachusetts. You can learn more about their efforts at click here.

Thank you for your assistance and support!


For your convenience, this survey can be completed online or printed and delivered to a local office (list of offices on next page).

If you have any questions while filling out this survey or require assistance, please contact Trish Settles, CMRPC Principal Planner, (508) 459-3320 or or Tom Roufos, Regional Planner at (978)345-7376 or

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is the designated regional planning entity for the Central Massachusetts Region, which includes the City of Worcester and the surrounding 39 communities. The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)serves 22 communities in North Central Massachusetts. Both organizations were formed in 1968 under the State Enabling Legislation Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B. The ultimate goal of these agencies is to improve the quality of life for those who work and live in the Central and North Central Massachusetts regions.