| Local Update
Asparagus - Smiarowski Farm, Sunderland, MA
Apples - Hilltop Orchard, Richmond, MA (Still crisp- coming out of controlled atmosphere)
Arugula - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Braising Mix (Chard, Mustards, Kale) - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Broccoli Raab/Rapini - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Cucumbers (European or Socrates) - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Field Greens Salad Mix - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Field Greens Salad Mix - Swartz Family Farm, Amherst, MA
Herbs (Basil, Chives, Rosemary) - Happy Valley Organics, Whately, MA
Lettuce (Red Romaine) - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Lettuce (Green & Red Leaf) - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Rhubarb - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Spinach - Equionx Farm, Sheffield, MA
Swiss Chard - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Zucchini & Yellow Squash- Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Asparagus - This Should Be The Week!
We feel confident enough this will be the week for asparagus we have placed it in almost every basket. The last two weeks have been frustrating for everyone - farmers, customers, Berkshire Organics etc. The cold night temperatures from early last week devastated an entire field but this week's crop is coming from a different field that got a later start. We will post an update on Facebook tomorrow morning once we reach the farmer's field. We're keeping our fingers crossed!
East Coast Produce Arriving:
Mushrooms - PA
Sweet Potatoes - NC
Tomatoes - Vermont
Green Beans, Blueberries, Celery, Dandelion, Kale, Parsley, Cabbage, Eggplant, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Grape & Mixed Cherry Tomatoes - GA & FL
Mother's Day - This Sunday 5/13
Gift Baskets & Flowers Available
Mother's Day Gift Basket (Fruit, Flowers & Goodies).
Delivered $60 or Store Pick-Up $50.00
A beautiful wicker basket filled with Organic Fruits (Pineapple, Apples, Pears, Citrus, Mango, Kiwi) Plus: 1 bunch Local Spring Tulips, 1 jar 8 oz Local Honey, 1 box Tea Collection featuring Numi's original eight flavors in their signature mélange box, 1 bar Locally Made Chocolate & 1 bag Locally Made Klara's Gourmet Tea Cookies.
Mother's Day Gift Box (Fruit & Flowers) - Delivered $40 or Store Pick-Up $35.00. A beautifully wrapped box filled with Organic Fruits (Melon, Apples, Pears, Citrus, Mango, Kiwi) Plus: 1 bunch Local Tulips from Dreamy Flowers, Lanesborough, MA.
Tulip Bunch $7.99 (Can be added to any order) - A bunch of local Tulips grown by Dreamy Flower in Lanesborough, MA.
Deliveries will be made on Thursday & Friday This Week. We will confirm the day and timeframe with you via email. Store pick-ups can be made Thursday-Sunday. Baskets must be pre-ordered.
Type the words Mothers Day in the Search Box on our homepage and hit enter to view the items listed above or Click Here To Order
Mother's Day Brunch Ideas:
Farm Country Quiche or Fritatta (See Below), Soups, Muffins, Croissants, Pies, Tarts, Local Bacon & Sausage, Farm Fresh Eggs, Fresh Bread, Tea, Coffee, Fresh Squeezed OJ.
Other Gift Suggestions - Stop in Our Market or
Add to Your Shopping Cart
- Badger Lip Balm, Sunscreen, and Body Balms for Mom & Baby
- Berkshire Bark Chocolates
- Choc Covered Organic Almonds or Cashews
- Jams, Locally-made
- Maple Syrup, Pancake Mix & Maine Caviar Wild Blueberries
- Mixed Nuts, Raw Organic
- Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar, Refillable
- Organic Choc, Cranberry, Cashew Mix
- Soaps & Bath Salts, Locally-Made
- Teas, Loose from VT
- Teeny Tiny Spice Combinations from VT
- Theo's Organic Sipping Chocolate or Cocoa Nibs
- Tortured Orchards Condiments & Chutneys
|MAY SALE ITEMS
Online & In Store
Place your order online or mention Online Sale at the store checkout to receive the sale price. Sale ends Friday, 6/1.
Online Shopping Made Easier: There is a SEARCH BOX on the top right corner of the Berkshire Organics Website. Type in the word SALE and hit enter to view all of the items listed below. Looking for something specific? For example, type in cashews to see all the varieties we stock. You can do this for all the items we carry.
Org = Certified Organic. GF = Gluten-Free. GMOV = Non-GMO Verified.
25% OFF Late July Snack Chips, Org, GF 5.5 oz (Varieties: Sea Salt, Ranch, Blue, MoJo) Reg. $3.19 SALE $2.39
25% OFF Late July Snack Chips, Org, GF 5.5 oz (Variety: Sweet Potato) Reg. $3.29 SALE $2.49
25% OFF Late July Snack Chips, Org, GF 16 oz (Variety: Sea Salt) Reg. $6.49 SALE $4.89
25% OFF Coconut Water, Harvest Bay, GMOV, 8.45 oz Reg. $1.69 SALE $1.29
25% OFF Ravioli, Rising Moon, 16 oz Family Size (Varieties: Butternut Squash, Four Cheese, Spin Ricotta) Reg. $7.99 SALE $5.99
25% OFF Pierogi, Rising Moon, 16 oz Family Size (Variety: Potato/Onion/Cheese) Reg. $6.99 SALE $5.29
25% OFF WOODSTOCK Brand:
Charcoal, Natural Hrdwood Lump, 8.8 lb Reg. $12.99 SALE $9.79
Wood Chips, 180cuin. (Varieties: Apple & Mesquite) Reg. $6.99 SALE $5.29
Pickles, Org, GMOV, 24 oz (Varieties: Dill Planks, Baby Kosher Dill, Bread & Butter Sweet) Reg. $5.99 SALE $4.49
Relish, Sweet, Org, GMOV, 16 oz Reg. $5.99 SALE $4.49
Mustard, Org, GMOV, 8 oz squeeze bottle, (Varieties: Yellow & Dijon) Reg. $3.79 SALE $2.89
Ketchup, Org, GMOV, 36 oz Stand-Up Reg. $6.49 SALE $4.89 & 20 oz Upside Down Reg. $4.49 SALE $3.39
Tomato Paste, Org, GMOV, 6 oz Reg. $1.99 SALE $1.49
Parmesan, Org, 5 oz (Grated or Shredded) Reg. $6.49 SALE $4.89
Shredded Cheese, Org, 6 oz (Ched/MontJack & Mozz) Reg. $5.49 SALE $4.19
20% OFF FIELD DAY Brand:
Pasta, Brown Rice, Org, GMOV, 12 oz (Varieties: Elbow, Fet, Fusilli, KidMix, Penne, Spagh) Reg. $3.69 SALE $2.99
Dressing, Org, 8 oz (Varieties: French, Lemon Tahini, Bals Vin (GMOV), Ranch, Cream Italian) Reg. $3.49 SALE $2.79
Peanut Butter, Org, GMOV, 18 oz (Varieties: Smooth & Crunchy) Reg. $5.99 SALE $4.79
Paper Towels, 100% Recycled 120 ct, Custom Size Reg. $2.49 SALE $1.99
Over 3,500 Local and/or Organic Products
Now Available Online and in Store.
Click Here To Order
|Berkshire Organics' Kitchen Opening |
NEXT Thursday 5/17!
The kitchen will be open for lunch Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-2pm. Freshly made Grab & Go Items will be available in our store coolers.
Ice Cream Cones & Sorbet
will be available from our kitchen.
We will have locally-made ice cream from Maple Valley Creamery (Hadley, MA) & Strafford Organic Creamery (Strafford, VT). Featuring Organic Cones.
Kitchen Soft-Opening Thursday 5/17
Kitchen GRAND Opening Friday 5/25
Stay Tuned for next week's newsletter which will feature the Kitchen Menu
| SAVE THE DATE|
4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Grillin & Chillin
Friday, May 25th, 3pm-6pm
Stop by the Berkshire Organics Market to meet local farmers and sample local food items!
We'll be celebrating the opening of our Kitchen with plenty of free samples from our new to-go lunch menu. The kitchen will offer fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, snacks & more using our local & organic ingredients. Vegan and Gluten-Free options will be available.
We're Kicking Off Berkshire Grown's Farmed & Foraged Weekend with FREE SAMPLES from our new kitchen featuring many local delights!
| Product Reviews |
Send us your review! As the Berkshire Organics Market continues to add new products, please let us know if there is anything you would like us to carry. Please keep in mind it must be locally/sustainably produced or Certified Organic.
This Week - NEW Gravity Bulk Dispensers for Liquids!
No More Pumping Your Bulk Laundry Soap & Dish Soap.
BioKleen Liquid Laundry Soap & Dish Soap
I've been using BioKleen products for quite a while. In fact, I believe I may have been the first one to request them at Berkshire Organics. And now, a few years later, we not only carry the full line of cleaning products and detergents, we also have a couple of the most popular products available in bulk: the Hand Moisturizing Dishwash Liquid and the All-Temperature Citrus Laundry Liquid. Both are all-natural, biodegradable, and non-toxic, free of phosphates, chlorine, ammonia, petroleum, or any of the other nasty stuff often found in the detergents designed to clean our dishes, clothes, and homes. They are also free of animal ingredients, and are not tested on animals. In addition to their squeaky clean ingredient lists, the products themselves are super concentrated, so it takes less to do more, while using less overall packaging and energy. And if you're reusing your original bottle (or any other bottle labeled in ounces, for that matter), you're not only saving money by purchasing in bulk, you're helping to save the planet.
New to the Berkshire Organics Market this week:
FRESH SOUP, BAKED GOODS, QUICHE & FRITATTA
From Farm Country Kitchen, Southfield, MA
SOUPS 28 oz $11.49
Tomato Chevre (Vegetarian)
Split Pea w Ham
Asparagus Potato Leek (Dairy)
Farmhouse Lentil w Butternut Squash, Carrots, Spinach (Vegan)
QUICHE & FRITATTA Lg Quiche $18.99 Small Quiche $12.99 Fritatta $15.99
Arugula Goat Cheese Roasted Pepper
Arugula Cheddar Tomato
Mozzarella Tomato Basil
Spinach Roasted Tomato
PIES, TARTS & CAKES Large $18.99 Small $5.25-$7.99
Key Lime Pie
Rustic Apple Berry
Flourless Chocolate Tart Gluten-free
Click Here to Order
|In Case You Missed It
The Berkshire Eagle Reports On GMOs
Photos by Judith Lerner / Special to The Eagle
Berkshire Grocers Grow Mindful of
- by Judith Lerner
...With the help of Blanche Lennington, the company's administrative coordinator, Berkshire Organics began researching which of their products contain GMOs and which do not - and informing customers through monthly newsletters and signage and labeling.
"We want to know what's in our food," she said. "We want our customers to know what's in our food. It's more than 'we want to know.' We have a right to know what's in our food....
Click Here To Read Article
Last Order for Season Arrives This Week!
The High Mowing Organic Seed Collection has a great mix of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. At High Mowing Organic Seeds, we believe in re-imagining what our world can be like. We believe in a deeper understanding of how re-built food systems can support health on all levels - healthy environments, healthy economies, healthy communities and healthy bodies.
We produce 60+ varieties of seed each year on our farm in Wolcott, Vermont. We continuously select for the best strains of the varieties we grow, resulting in the improvement of these varieties. Producing seed on our own farm allows us to experiment with new varieties and sometimes bring specialty items to market faster than if we had to wait for them to become available through our seed vendors. In addition to producing seed on our farm in Vermont, we work closely with a network of growers both in Vermont and across the United States to produce seed for us. We also source seed from the top organic seed breeders and producers around the world, resulting in one of the largest selections of high performing organic seed.
Click Here to View Seeds Available Online or In Store
Quick Tip- Enter High Mowing In the Search Box (Top right corner of website) and hit Enter.
Refer A Friend &Receive $5.00 OFF Your Next Order!
Please remind your friend to include your name when creating an account on the website. There is now a Who Referred You box when you sign up. There is no limit to this offer so please tell all your friends and neighbors!
Store Hours (813 Dalton Division Rd. Dalton):
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
SAT, MON, TUES 9AM-6PM
WED, THURS, FRI 9AM-7PM
Wed: PRODUCE, Dairy & Groceries & Bread Euphoria arrive by noon.
Thurs: Farm Country Soups, Prepared Items, & Baked Goods by 2pm, Strafford Farm Milk.
Fri: Berkshire Mtn Bakery Bread by noon.
Sat: Special Sales
Sun: 20% off select produce
Mon: 30% off select produce
Tues: 30% off select produce, Berkshire Mtn Bakery Bread, High Lawn Farm Milk.
The Berkshire Organics store is located at 813 Dalton Division Rd (Burgner's Shops) in Dalton on the Pittsfield/Dalton line.
Open 7 Days A Week.
Aleisha & Brian Gibbons
OwnersBerkshire Organics, LLC