The Berkshire Eagle's: Harvest Season in the Berkshires Series
By: Elodie Reed for The Berkshire Eagle

If you missed any part of the Berkshire Eagle's 4-part series, catch up below:


For more articles about local food, visit www.berkshireeagle.com. 

Indoor  Farm ers Markets 
Has your favorite farmers market moved indoors for the colder months? In addition to Berkshire Grown's Great Barrington and Williamstown markets, the following markets are also happening:

Amenia, NY - November-April, Saturday, 10am-2pm

Millerton, NY - Nov & Dec, Saturday, 10am-2pm, Jan-April, 2nd and 4th Saturday, 10am-2pm

Norfolk, CT - November - April, every other Saturday, 10am-1pm

North Adams, MA -  November-April, 1st Saturday of each month

Pittsfield, MA - November-April, 2nd Saturday of each month

Check out pages 4 & 5 of this year's Guide to Local Food and Farms to find your market.

Congrats to Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires
Mark Lefenfeld and Jay Weintraub

This year's Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires harvest was a tremendous success.

Over 8,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables were gathered and distributed to hungry families throughout the region and plans are already underway for 2018!

Click  here to learn more about this remarkable organization.

In memory of Gus Schumacher 
Gus Schumacher

Gus Schumacher was a towering figure in the world of agricultural policy, farmers markets, and accessibility. 

The world is a much better place thanks to Gus and his legacy will continue through the great work that he championed around the world.

Read his last article touting the success of Massachusetts' Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) here and more about his life and work with Wholesome Wave here

Berkshire Grown is Seeking Volunteers:

Do you have an hour (or two) to ask people at the farmers market how they heard about the market?

Great Barrington - Saturdays,  10 am-2 pm, November 18 and December 16 
 
Williamstown -  Sundays, 10am - 2pm, November 19 & December 17

It's a fun way to grow the farmers markets, thanks!  Interested in helping? Email  buylocal@berkshiregrown.org .  

Geoff Johnson for POLITICO
Photo by Geoff Johnson for POLITICO

Plants are processing rising levels of atmospheric CO2 in surprising ways. 

What does that mean for the food we eat?
 
Read the whole article here.  

Giving Thanks to this year's Markets Sponsors
Support Berkshire Grown, local food, and our farmers.

Stay in Touch
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