Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Market in Great Barrington features the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, plus the yummiest grilled sausages, egg sandwiches, and lamb kebabs. These tremendously successful events take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, November through April.

In Williamstown , Berkshire Grown's Holiday Farmers Market will be housed in two different locations. On Sunday, November 18, the market will be at the Williamstown Elementary School , 115 Church Street; on December 16, the market will move to the big red barn at Sweetwood of Williamstown , 1611 Cold Spring Road. While the location is different from past years, shoppers will still be able to find their favorite farmers and vendors on each of the Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The winter markets will feature fun activities for kids, food for lunch, and live music. Admission is free and SNAP/EBT is accepted at all markets. Thanks to our supporters at the Berkshire Food Co-op and Mountain One, SNAP dollars will doubled at all of the Berkshire Grown November and December Holiday Farmers Markets.
Indoor Farmers Markets
Berkshire Grown is hosting more Farmers Markets than ever! We have a total of 8 markets on our calendar (dates below) between November and April. That means that shoppers throughout Berkshire County can buy directly from farmers year-round. Check out pages 4 & 5 of this year's  Guide to Local Food and Farms  to find your market and  subscribe to our calendar  to always know when food events are happening. 

Starting this weekend:

Berkshire Grown's Great Barrington Winter Farmers Market is on the 3rd Saturday of each month November through April at Monument Valley Middle School. 

Saturdays, 10AM-2PM - November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, and April 20.

Berkshire Grown's Williamstown Holiday Farmers Markets are on Sunday, November 18, at the Williamstown Elementary School, and on Sunday, December 16, at Sweetwood of Williamstown (1611 Cold Spring Road). Both markets are from 10AM until 2PM.

Don't forget: Amenia, Bennington, Copake, Millerton, New Lebanon, Norfolk, North Adams, and Pittsfield Farmers Markets are headed indoors for the colder months - most of them throughout the winter!
This might be the alluring agriculture article you've been looking for.

"No-Till November" is what Neil Sass, an agronomist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, came up with to call attention to soil health.

Berkshire Grown farmers use a variety of methodologies to preserve the well-being of soil, water, and living things. Ask your local farmer if they use no-till techniques and they'll be impressed with your farming facts.

Read the whole article here .
Member Profiles
Berkshire Grown has food and farming business members from throughout the region.

Check out the series and keep an eye on  our facebook page  for more.

Become a member of Berkshire Grown by clicking  here .
The story of the Honeycrisp Apple isn't as sweet and straight forward as you might have thought.

How it was developed as a variety and rose to prominence in the apple market is worth the read. Ask your local orchard about local varieties of apples and which ones they recommend for eating versus cooking or baking.

Read the whole article  here .
Giving Thanks to this year's Market Sponsors
Thank You to Lee Bank
Lee Bank's photo of Market Bucks
Lee Bank found a new way to give back to our community and show appreciation to their employees.

These beautiful treasure bags are filled with $100 of Berkshire Grown Market Bucks that can be spent at the November and December Holiday Farmers Markets on fresh, local food for their holiday celebrations.

Thank you Lee Bank for investing in the Berkshires by encouraging your employees to buy and eat local!
Stay in Touch
Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. 
Please send information to

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

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