MA FOOD PLATE

Choose Fresh & Local

Show your support for local Massachusetts farmers by ordering a MA Food Plate for your car.  Choose Fresh & Local.

HOW TO GET YOUR MA FOOD PLATE

  1. Go to the RMV Website page for Special Plates
  1. Select Choose Fresh & Local (MA Food Plate)
  1. Pay 1-Time Plate Changeover Fee ($20) + Special Plate Fee ($40) + General Registration* ($60)

* Please note: The General Registration fee for the new plates when you change over will be determined on where you are in your registration cycle and may not be the full $60. After you get your Special Plates, renewal is $100 every 2-years (just $40 above normal renewal). The additional $40 is a fully tax-deductible charitable contribution.

  1. Receive your MA Food Plate in the mail. Hooray!
Get My Plate

“So much good can come from supporting local farmers. Healthier eating, financial support for farmers and their families, healthier environment and ecosystem balance (organic and sustainable practices) and to help save the bees. We have three plates in the family!”

Noel Vigue, Dedham MA

“The opportunity to upgrade my existing standard license plate to a the beautiful new Choose Fresh and Local Plate while simultaneously supporting local farming was a no brainer.”

David Alperovitz, Lincoln MA

“I LOVE MY PLATE. It has started so many great conversations with strangers (and now friends) regarding the benefits of really LIVING and buying local. I’ve found great local producers and in turn helped people find local farmers markets and local producers! It’s amazing!!”

Jennifer DeManche, Milford MA

“My grandparents all grew up on farms, and I treasure the time I could spend at the one on which my mother was raised. Watching the tradition being renewed by organizations like the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is inspiring, and I’m proud to be able to support the tradition in such a visible way.”

Craig Hi

“Supporting local farmers and receiving fresh, healthy food; it’s a win – win.”

Mike Massicotte, Wayland MA

“I love my plate. A little boy kept telling me “You drive a pumpkin car.” I told him “No, I don’t.” He pointed to the license plate! ”

Marianne Griffin, Duxbury MA

WHAT DO I NEED WHEN I ORDER MY PLATES ONLINE?

• Your current Massachusetts Registration (or you can register a new car)
• A Massachusetts Driver’s License

For passenger vehicles only. Your registration should be in good standing.

WHO BENEFITS

When you order a MA Food Plate, a percentage of the proceeds go to

  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
  • Mass Federation of Farmers Markets
  • The Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts

WHY SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD & FARMERS

  • Reduces your carbon footprint. Locally grown food doesn’t have to travel thousands of miles to your plate.
  • Tastes better and is better for you.
  • Keeps Massachusetts land in agricultural production.
  • Maintains a safe and secure food system in case of national food system crises.
  • Encourages young people to go into the farming industry and secures future generations of farmers.
  • Empowers the consumer to know exactly where the food came from.
  • Keeps money in the local economy.