| Local Update
We're turning another corner this week with some exciting new items & new farms starting up for the season: Spring Garlic, Hakurei Turnip, Bunched Arugula, Baby Bok Choy, Peaches from SC and Blueberries from NC!
Overmeade Gardens, Lenox, MA & Smiarowski Farm, Sunderland, MA
Apples - Hilltop Orchard, Richmond, MA (Still crisp- coming out of controlled atmosphere)
Arugula - Enterprise Farm, Whately, MA
Baby Bok Choy - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Braising Mix (Chard, Mustards, Kale) - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Broccoli Raab/Rapini - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Cucumbers (European) - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Field Greens Salad Mix - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY & Swartz Family Farm, Amherst, MA
Garlic (Spring) - Kitchen Garden Farm, Sunderland, MA
Hakurei Turnip - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Herbs (Basil, Chives, Rosemary) - Happy Valley Organics, Whately, MA
Lettuce (Bibb/Boston) - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Lettuce (Green, Red Leaf & Romaine) - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Radishes - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Rhubarb - Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Spinach - Equinox Farm, Sheffield, MA
Swiss Chard - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Zucchini - Berlin's Best, Berlin, NY
Asparagus - New Crop!
Good News on Local Asparagus! We expect to have some for the next couple weeks. New fields survived the cold spell from a few weeks ago. We are thrilled to offer the first asparagus from Overmeade Gardens in Lenox, MA this week!
|Berkshire Organics' New Kitchen |
OPENING THIS THURSDAY 5/17!
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-2pm
THE BERKSHIRE ORGANICS KITCHEN
All Ingredients Are Certified Organic.
Our Goal Is To Use As Much Local Produce As Possible.
Soup/s of the Day $6.
Oriental Kale $5.
Local green and red Kale marinated in our house-made sesame-tamari dressing. (vegan, gluten free)
Spinach and Local, Seasonal Berries $6.
Local baby Spinach tossed with choice of house-made citrus-fruit or sweet and savory balsamic dressing, toasted pine nuts and sesame seeds. Local chevre optional. (vegan, gluten free)
Caesar Salad $7.
Crisp, local romaine lettuce tossed with house-made Caesar dressing, topped with shredded parmesan and house-made croutons. Served with or without cold, grilled chicken.
Roasted Beet, Apple and Avocado $9.
Tossed in an house-made apple cider vinaigrette and served over a bed of local mixed greens, topped with cinnamon roasted walnuts (vegan, gluten free)
Taco Salad $10.
Shredded, local lettuce, tomato, pinto beans and seasoned local ground beef from Leahey Farm over tortilla strips, topped with sour cream, house salsa and house guacamole. (gluten free available)
*ALL SANDWICHES SERVED WITH CHOICE OF HOUSE-MADE COLE SLAW, CHIPS, OR PICKLED VEGGIES
Ramp Pesto and Mozz $7.
Sliced Maplebrook Farm mozzarella, locally-foraged ramp pesto, tomato and local lettuce on choice of Berkshire Mountain ciabatta roll. (gluten free option available)
Cucumber and Tomato $5.
Sliced local cucumber, tomato, red onion and dill on choice of bread. Dressed with white-wine vinaigrette. (vegan, gluten-free option)
Fried Peanut Butter and Banana $5.
Organic peanut butter and banana sandwich, fried in a pan on choice of bread (vegan, gluten free option)
The Berkshire Organics, BLT $9.
Classic toasted sandwich served with local bacon, local lettuce and tomato on choice of bread with house-made mayonnaise (vegan option, gluten free option)
Asian Noodle $5.
Cold soba/rice noodle tossed in sesame oil-tamari sauce with ginger, toasted sesame seeds, sliced almonds and garlic. (vegan, gluten free)
Daily Specials Will Be Posted On Facebook &
On Our Website Blog (at bottom of homepage)
To Order Ahead Call: 413-442-0888 or
Fax Orders To: 413-442-2324
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.
About the Chef:
Eric Danforth is from Dalton, MA, born and raised. He is an Alumnus of the Central Berkshire School District, and graduated from Wahconah Regional in 2007. He has since studied Architecture at Wentworth College in Boston, performed anthropological research in rural China, designed and built a cultural center in Peru, South America, backpacked through the South Island of New Zealand, ultimately moving back to the Berkshires in the Fall 2010. Eric currently lives in Becket and until recently has worked as garde manger at the Dreamaway Lodge Restaurant.
In his travels, Eric developed an interest in cuisine that has since grown into both a passion for flavor design as well as a personal pursuit of health and wellness through diet. His understanding of food is a plain one; recipes don't need to be complicated in order to be flavorful and interesting. He also knows that good food comes from good ingredients and is excited to make one of the Kitchen's top priorities to use organic, local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. He believes that developing a healthy relationship with our food; an intimate understanding of what we eat and how we eat it, is the truest way to living a happy, healthy, low-stress life.
| Friday, May 25th, 3pm-6pm|
4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Grillin & Chillin
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.
Leahey Farm will be grilling up some free samples of their meat.
We will be scooping free ice cream cones from our new scoop counter. Plus, lots of other great samples from our market.
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.
Mommy's Healing Salve from
Delights of the Earth
Made in Westhampton, MA, Delights of the Earth salves and balms are made traditionally, with minimal ingredients. The whole line looks promising for various treatments, but I opted to try Mommy's Healing Salve, designed specifically for "minor scrapes, cuts, and burns." To be quite honest, I chose this particular one because I am fairly clumsy (my mom always called me Grace, and my ex lovingly referred to me as Stumbles; I truly didn't mind). As a person who tends to bump into things, I often find myself with unexplained nicks-particularly on my hands. I thought that this wonderfully smelling salve might help to speed the healing time of these cuts, and I was right. Made with a mix of pure vegetable oils and beeswax, along with calendula, eucalyptus, and thyme, the moisturizing and antiseptic properties did, indeed, help my scrapes to heal quicker than if I'd just left them alone. Perhaps the best use that I've found, however, is healing the raw skin under my nose during and after a head cold. All of that nose blowing was starting to wreak havoc on the delicate skin around my nostrils, but I began applying this healing salve shortly after the cold came on, and continued to apply it throughout the duration. My skin quickly healed from the initial tenderness, and didn't feel sore again thereafter. Amazing stuff, for whatever seems to be ailing me. And let's be honest: with nicknames like "Grace" and "Stumbles," I decided to just carry Mommy's Healing Salve in my purse. I haven't yet regretted having it.
About Delights of the Earth
Delights of the Earth was established in 2001 in Westhampton, MA. Our mission is to make great quality organic and natural products for all who are label & ingredient savvy. All our products are handcrafted, cruelty-free & additive-free. We use fairly traded, organic & sustainably harvested products like green tea, lavender, coffee, coconut oil, palm oil & sunflower oil. Seasonal ingredients come from local farm stands. Our products are 100% vegetarian and biodegradable! Our soap bar labels are TREE FREE (95% post-consumer & 5% banana fibre).
Conventional Soap vs Handmade Soap! by HSMG
Much of the soap available in the store today is not really soap at all, but a detergent. Detergents are a petroleum based product, like gasoline and kerosene. Have you ever noticed how regular soap leaves your skin feeling dry, itchy and tight? Alkali, the most common irritant in soap is often the culprit. Others ingredients in mass-marketed soap have been proven harmful to human health and can cause severe skin irritations in some people. These include ingredients such as DEA, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT and Triclosan (commonly found in anti-bacterial soap). The most common ingredient in conventional bar soaps is sodium tallowate. It is the natural product of combining tallow, or beef fat, with lye. The attractiveness for tallow for mass producing soap is that it processes quickly, produces a hard bar of soap and is cheap and plentiful.
Most handcrafted soap-makers use food-quality, natural ingredients, starting with a variety of vegetable oils such as olive, coconut, or palm, or they may use purified tallow or lard. To these might be added specialized oils, nut butters or seed extracts to bring the desired qualities to the finished bar. Fragrance oils or plant-based essential oils are added for scent. For color or texture, soap-makers often use cosmetic-grade pigments or dyes, botanicals, herbs, spices or other natural ingredients. For those with sensitivities, many soapmakers also make simple soap with no additives or scent. Besides all the wonderful ingredients that may be in handcrafted soap, perhaps the biggest advantage of handcrafted soap is in the soap-makers themselves, each of whom invests their care and attention to detail into every batch and bar. When you use a bar of handcrafted soap, you know it was made with the personal touch of a local soap-maker.
Berkshire Organics also carries Delights of the Earth Shampoo & Soap Bars All $2.99 ea!
New to the Berkshire Organics Market this week:
Apple Cider Vinegar, Raw, Unfiltered, Org, Bragg, 16 oz
Black Bean Spaghetti, Explore Asia, Org
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray, Spectrum, Org
Lentil Chips, Cracked Pepper, 1 oz
Pulsatilla Tablets, Hyland - Recommended for menstrual problems, UTIs, depression/crying/mood swings
Refried Pinto Beans, Eden, Org
Yellow Split Peas, Timeless, Org
|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
FRESH SOUP, BAKED GOODS, QUICHE & FRITATTA
From Farm Country Kitchen, Southfield, MA
SOUPS 28 oz $11.49
Tomato Cheddar (Dairy)
Asian Gingered Chicken Soup w Bok Choy & Sticky Rice
Sweet Pea w Fresh Mint (Dairy)
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
Last Order for the Season Is Here!
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.
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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