Counting Down the Days ... Get your tickets now!
Berkshire Grown's 21 st Annual Harvest Supper
Tickets are on sale now.

$75 Berkshire Grown Members
$100 Non-members
$40 for those under 40 years old

Go to BerkshireGrown.org/HarvestSupper for more info and to buy tickets.
What We Are Reading:
Red Shirt Farm raises awareness while growing fresh produce

By: John Townes for Berkshire Trade and Commerce
Jim and Annie Shultz are farmers, healers, and teachers. In multiple ways, they are feeding minds and mouths in the community and restoring the land they are farming.

Find out more about their story, community partners, and farming practices in this article from Berkshire Trade and Commerce.
Help Yourself and Help Others
Vitality Chiropractic is a local business taking care of patients and the community. During the month of September, make a $75 donation to Berkshire Grown's Share the Bounty program and receive a Chiropractic Assessment and Adjustment. 

Call 413-644-6402 for more information.
A Visit to Howden Farm
Howden Farm sweet corn is a hot commodity in the summer and, come fall, their pumpkins are the very definition of harvest festivals, jack-o-lanterns, and pies. The quality of produce isn’t the only remarkable thing about Howden farm.

When you picture a pumpkin, did you know that you are probably thinking of a “Howden Pumpkin?” Developed over many years of selective seed cultivation on the farm, the Howden pumpkin is literally the industry standard. Make plans to visit Howden farm on a weekend this fall and pick your own pumpkin from the patch (or find them at almost any area store). To be invited for the upcoming tour of the farm with Bruce Howden and Berkshire Grown staff, click here and become a member at the $250 level.

See more beautiful pictures of the farm here . For more information about the farm, visit  howdenfarm.com.
Unforgettable Brunch and Conversation
Thank to you to everyone who joined us August 18 for a great day of conversation with Chef Dan Barber and Berkshire Eagle Publisher Fred Rutberg.

See more photographs of the event here .
Members Visit to Berle Farm
Each year, Berkshire Grown staff visit farms and farmers to catch up on what is happening on (and in) the ground. Last month, we invited members to join us in our visit to Berle Farm in Hoosick, NY. Beatrice Berle showed us around, answered questions, and shared some delicious fruits of her labor.

Want to join us for future invite-only events? Check out member benefits here and become a member at the $100 level.
Green Inspiration at the Mason Library
Featuring and inspired by the beauty of the Berkshires, Green Inspiration is an art exhibition with sales benefiting Great Barrington Libraries and Berkshire Grown.

Aug 11-Oct 16, at the Mason Library, 231 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA

The exhibition will be complemented with related programs:

  • Two Saturday film screenings - Sept 7 and Oct 5
  • Informal gallery talks throughout the exhibition

A list of related events will be posted and updated at: www.gblibraries.org and www.davisgregoryart.com .
What We Are Watching
Premiering on PBS on September 2, the POV documentary, Farmsteaders .

Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming.

A study of place and persistence, Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at everyday life in rural America, offering an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us. Check local listings.

For more info on Farmsteaders : www.pbs.org/pov/farmsteaders.
Thank you and Happy Birthday, Guido's Fresh Marketplace!
Guido's is much more than a local grocery - it's a Berkshire institution.

This month, we are wishing Guido's a very special 40th birthday with enormous thanks to them for their support of local food and farms. Here's to the next 40!
Support Berkshire Grown, local food, and our farmers.
Stay in Touch
Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. 
Please send information to  alicia@berkshiregrown.org

Margaret Moulton, Executive Director
Jess Camp, Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Communications Director

Join Berkshire Grown  here .