Bring-A-Friend is Back!
You and the first-time shopper you bring to the February 17 market will each receive $10 to spend at the market! These market bucks help support local food and farms by increasing sales and introducing farmers to new customers.

Stop by the Berkshire Grown table on the day of the market for more information. 

Save The Date:
Spring Supper 
Monday, March 19, 2018
Spring Supper
a benefit for Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty

Enjoy a very special dinner featuring international flavors created by talented chefs from around the world who have made the Berkshires their home.

Host Chef
Gustavo Perez
The Southfield Store

Coordinating Chef
Peter Platt
The Old Inn on the Green

Tickets go on sale at the end of February. 


Thank you to Haven Orecchio-Egresitz and to Stephanie Zollshan for the beautiful pictures. The article is a great narration of how local food buying is changing our local economy and how each of us has a part to play in preserving the Berkshires.

Read the whole article here

What We Are Reading: How do we teach farming?
The Current State of Agricultural Education
By: Brian Barth for modern farmer
"Once wellsprings of chemical innovation, our nation's colleges and universities are finally rising to meet student demand for a more sustainable future."

"While overall agricultural enrollment at America's 75 land-grant universities remained relatively flat between 2004 and 2015, the number of programs devoted to sustainable-farming practices, or 'agroecology,' has soared since the USDA started tracking them in 1988."

Read the whole article  here.  


Great article by Francesca Olsen for The Berkshire Eagle about finding new food at  Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Market - or rather her niece found them.

Our markets are a great place to find new foods and learn how to use them.
Your next chance to visit with our market vendors is coming up on Saturday, February 17, 10am-2pm, at  Monument Valley Regional Middle School. We'll see you then!

Read the whole article here.  

Check out Find Food and Farms  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 Find Food and Farms

Has your favorite farmers market moved indoors for the colder months? In addition to Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Markets, the following markets are also happening:

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

Millerton, NY - 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.

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

Thank You Makiyla! 

Remarkable young people like our Fall 2017 intern, Makiyla Levy, are a vibrant part of our Berkshire Community. 

Makiyla was a great help in the Berkshire Grown office and at our events throughout the fall and will be missed as she heads into her final semester of high school.

Read more about her story in the article she wrote for the Berkshire Edge here.

Stay in Touch
Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. 
Please send information to alicia@berkshiregrown.org

Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Jess Camp, Program Manager
Jamie Paxton, Outreach Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Communications Director
Join Berkshire Grown here .