Our 5 Favorite Independent Grow Stores in Massachusetts

Rootdown Hydroponics

Medford

Right outside Boston is Rootdown Hydroponics, which prides itself on being a “LOCAL 100% woman owned business.” The shop opened in 2010 and has since become a favorite for everything indoor grow. But like most favorite grow stores, it’s less about what Rootdown sells than what extras the shop has to offer. In addition to selling everything you need to start a quality indoor grow, Rootdown offers classes on cultivation and other related skills. Newcomers can even take a free intro class before committing to a full course. It’s a great option for folks who may be curious about growing cannabis but are unsure how to get started.

Rootdown Hydroponics has an incredibly dedicated customer base. Whether that’s due to the store’s monthly specials, its knowledgeable in-house staff, or the personal charm of owner Sabrina, it’s worth a stop if you’re in the area.

Emerald City Indoor Gardening

Westminster

For those in the northern part of the state, this family-run grow store is where you want to be. Beyond competitive prices and knowledgeable staff, it’s the extras that keep customers coming back—like the fact that they’ll help carry your purchases to your car. That’s service that anyone who’s had to schlep bags of soil or jugs of nutrients can appreciate! Emerald City also has great return and replacement policies, which can be a big help for newer growers just starting out. It’s also a great source for advice. If you run into some bumps, the staff at Emerald City will help you figure out what’s going on and will even provide suggestions to remedy the issue.

Western Mass Garden Supply

Greenfield

This Franklin County grow store opened a couple years ago on the heels of medical cannabis

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