Join us December 17th and 18th, 10 - 2pm 


LIST OF DEC. FARMERS' MARKET VENDORS HERE!!

Buy local and support area farmers!

Justamere tree
Frederick Christmas Tree Farm,

Hinsdale
Cut-your-own trees 
Open 9:00am-4:00pm daily 
360 Washington Road (Route 8) 
Hinsdale, MA 
413-655-8551
 
Justamere Tree Farm, Worthington
Cut-your-own or pre-cut Fraser and Balsam Firs.
Open Saturdays and Sundays in December, 9:00am-4:00pm
Explore acres of trees and woods while searching for the perfect tree.
Maple syrup, holiday swags and wreaths also for sale.
248 Patterson Rd.
Worthington, MA
413-238-5902
  Hancock
Cut-your-own or pre-cut trees in four varieties.
Open Saturdays and Sundays until December 18th, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
"Santa's Cap" hayrides are available to the Christmas Tree Plantation and join Santa at the "Calf-A" for breakfast on December 3rd and 4th.
Maple syrup, wreaths, decorations, gifts and "Stand Strait" tree stands all available.
3475 Route 43
Hancock, MA
413-738-5915
 
Great Barrington
Cut-your-own trees in six varieties or pre-cut Fraser Fir. 
Monday-Friday 12:30-5:00pm and Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am-5:00pm 
Saws provided for cut-your-own. Stand straight tree stand system, wreaths, roping and more are also available. 
32 Seekonk Cross Rd. 
Great Barrington, MA 
413-528-0050


Locally-cut and imported trees, wreaths, and other holiday goods are also available from more Berkshire Grown members , including:
Windy Hill Farm, Great Barrington 
Holiday Brook Farm, Dalton 
Jaeschke's Orchard, Pittsfield
Taft Farms, Great Barrington 
Ward's Nursery & Garden Center, Great Barrington 
Fort Hill Farm, Pittsfield
Find Farms on Map-o-licious on Berkshire Grown's website. 


Sign Up for a Farm Share - CSA for 2017!

HFM carrots
Check out Map-o-licious for the list of CSAs in the region.  Some farms fill up early, so sign up now!
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
If you join a CSA Farm now, you provide the farmer with funds to buy seeds and supplies, and in the season you receive a share of the crops.  Some CSAs continue into the winter, check it on Map-o-licious.   


Thank you Farmers' Market sponsors!

 


Soil & Nutrition Conference

December 4th-6th, 2016 
Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA

The 6th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference explores how the intersection of farm and human ecosystems holds the key to environmental sustainability, quality food and overall well-being.

Bringing together the collective knowledge of the food movement from the perspectives of successful farmers, cutting-edge researchers, enlightening health practitioners, and pioneers of food quality, this conference is a nexus of information and networking for all interested in delving deeper into the connections and importance of soil and nutrition.
 
For more information about the conference, click here.  

From Pig To Prosciutto:  
Rediscovering the Craft of Charcuterie

Saturday, December 10th: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Sunday, December 11th: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
 
Red Shirt Farm
60 Williamstown Rd
Lanesborough, MA

Cost: NOFA/Mass Member - $120 (add $10 for walk-in) Non-member - $150 (add $10 for walk-in)

Info and to Register Click Here
Read about instructor Jake Levin, the Roving Butcher below 


What we are reading:

An Interview with Roving Butcher, Jake Levin
 
By Dan Bensonoff

"Jake Levin has found art in an arena that most artists wouldn't dare to go: the process of taking an animal's life and turning it into a myriad of delicacies that many know and love: bacon, ham, steaks, head cheese, salami. Through his educational workshops, Jake is attempting to revive a craft long-forgotten, and he's trying to remind us that aside from the culinary experience, meat requires the taking of a life, and is therefore, necessarily a spiritual act...." 

Jake Levin is a member of the Board of Berkshire Grown, Read more  from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2016 November Issue Newsletter.  Sign up above for his upcoming workshop.  The Roving Butcher here.
 


Welcome and thanks!
Welcome Alicia Rossie - Berkshire Grown's new Membership/Outreach Coordinator! 
Alicia joins Kate Bailey, Program Manager; Martha Bryan, BAV Program Manager; Jamie Paxton, Outreach/ Program Manager; and Barbara Zheutlin, Executive Director. 

Also, welcome Jess Camp - our Farmers' Market Manager in Great Barrington! 

Thank you Shannon Barsotti, Farmers' Market Manager in Williamstown, Rachel Moriarty for coordinating SNAP, and Mal Wasserman for distributing "Guides to Farms" and the Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers' Market Flyers throughout the Berkshires!   


 
Stay in touch.

Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out bi-monthly. 

Please send information to barbara@berkshiregrown.org. 

Join Berkshire Grown here.
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