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 in a different location again this month. On Sunday, 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 from 10 am to 2 pm. Market vendors will fill the big red barn with veggies, alpaca mittens, mushrooms, maple syrup, and more produce and gift items, while farmers selling freshly-made sausage and egg sandwiches, gyros, and hot cider will gather in the Sweetwood dining area. Music and kids crafts can be found in the activity room.
The winter markets 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 the Berkshire Grown December Holiday Farmers Markets.
Indoor Farmers Markets
While Berkshire Grown is hosting more Farmers Markets than ever this year (a total of 8 markets between November and April), other markets have moved inside for these colder months. 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. 

Berkshire Grown's Great Barrington Winter Farmers Market is on the 3rd Saturday of each month November through April at Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington.

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

Berkshire Grown's Williamstown Holiday Farmers Markets is on Sunday, December 16, at Sweetwood of Williamstown (1611 Cold Spring Road) from 10AM until 2PM.

Don't forget: Amenia, Bennington, Copake, Millerton, New Lebanon, Norfolk, North Adams, and Pittsfield Farmers Markets are indoors for the colder months - most of them throughout the winter!
John Townes' profile of Margaret Moulton in Berkshire Trade and Commerce's December issue offers insight into Berkshire Grown's new executive director, the direction of the organization, the solid community support for local food and farming, and the complexities of a local food economy.

Read the whole article on page 12 available 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 .
Buy local and support area farmers!
Frederick Christmas Tree Farm, Hinsdale
Cut-your-own fir, pine and spruce Christmas Trees. Choose and harvest, no pre-cut.
Open 10:00am-4:00pm daily 
360 Washington Road (Route 8) 
Hinsdale, MA 

Justamere Tree Farm , Worthington
Cut-your-own or pre-cut Fraser and Balsam Firs.
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December, 9:00am-4:00pm
Explore acres of trees and woods while searching for the perfect tree.
Maple syrup, holiday swags and wreaths also for sale.
248 Patterson Rd.
Worthington, MA

Ioka Valley Farm , Hancock
Cut-your-own or pre-cut trees in four varieties.
Open Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
"Santa's Cap" hayrides are available to the Christmas Tree Plantation and join
Maple syrup, wreaths, decorations, gifts and "Stand Strait" tree stands all available.
3475 Route 43
Hancock, MA

Seekonk Tree Farm , Great Barrington
Cut-your-own trees in six varieties or pre-cut Fraser Fir. 
Monday-Friday 12:30-5:00pm and Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am-5:00pm 
Saws provided for cut-your-own. Stand straight tree stand system, wreaths, roping and more are also available. 
32 Seekonk Cross Rd. 
Great Barrington, MA 

Locally-cut and imported trees, wreaths, and other holiday goods are also available from more Berkshire Grown members, including:

Brattle Farm , Pittsfield - Pre-cut trees available 10:00am-5:00pm. Visit the animals, enjoy free hot cocoa, and pick out a tree. Free delivery available. 
Fort Hill Farm , Pittsfield - Pre-cut trees available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Holiday Brook Farm , Dalton - Pre-cut trees Thursday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
Jaeschke's Orchard - Pre-cut Fraser Fir trees, boughs, wreaths, and kissing balls available 9:00am-5:00pm
Taft Farms , Great Barrington - Pre-cut trees, wreaths, center pieces, garland, and kissing balls available 8:00am-6:00pm
Ward's Nursery & Garden Center , Great Barrington - Pre-cut trees available 8:00am-5:30pm
Whitney's Farm Market & Garden Center , Cheshire - Potted and pre-cut trees, roping, winter berry, wreaths, kissing balls, and fresh centerpieces Monday-Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
Windy Hill Farm , Great Barrington - Pre-cut trees available 9:00am-5:00pm

Find Farms on Berkshire Grown's website:
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
Giving Thanks to this year's Market Sponsors
Thank You to Share the Bounty Donors and Market Match Sponsors
Berkshire Grown works to make local food accessible to everyone. Thanks to our partners at Mountain One and the Berkshire Food Co-op, we are able to double SNAP purchases of fruits and vegetables.

Our program, Share the Bounty, d istributes fresh, locally-grown produce direct from farmers to 345 low-income families and delivers fresh produce and cheese to feed 700 people in food pantries and community kitchens. Thank you to the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Berkshire County, Vitality Chiropractic, the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation, the Green Foundation, and all donors to Berkshire Grown for their support of Share the Bounty.
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

Join Berkshire Grown  here .