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 and egg sandwiches ever! These beloved winter season indoor markets take place at the Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington, November through April. Shop for all your Thanksgiving menu items on Saturday, November 23, 10 am to 2 pm.

In Williamstown , Berkshire Grown's Holiday Farmers Market has returned to the Williams College Towne Field House. On Sunday, November 24 and December 15, shoppers will be able to find their favorite farmers and vendors from 10 am to 2 pm.

The winter markets feature fun activities for kids, food for breakfast or lunch, and live music. Admission is free. SNAP/EBT is accepted and, thanks to our supporters at Mountain One and Herrington's, SNAP dollars will be doubled up to $25 at all of the Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets.
Indoor Farmers Markets
Berkshire Grown has a total of 8 markets on the calendar between November and April, but be sure to check out ALL the indoor markets in the Berkshires during the winter months.

North Adams Farmers Market
1 st Saturday, November through May

Pittsfield Farmers Market
2 nd Saturday, November through April

New Lebanon Farmers Market
3 rd Sunday, November through May

That means that shoppers throughout Berkshire County can buy directly from farmers year-round!

Our neighbors in New York and Vermont have markets throughout the winter as well. More information about the Amenia, Bennington, and Millerton farmers markets can be found on our calendar. Subscribe today by clicking here .
What We Are Reading:
Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.

By: Jack Healy for the New York Times
An exodus of grocery stores is turning rural towns into food deserts. But some are fighting back by opening their own local markets.

"Farm towns (sic) feed the world are becoming America’s unlikeliest food deserts as traditional grocery stores are forced out of business by fewer shoppers and competition from dollar-store chains. Their exodus has left rural towns worried about how they can hold on to families, businesses and their future if there is nowhere to buy even a banana."

Read the whole article here.
Member Updates
Thanksgiving Pre-Buy from  MX Morningstar Farm - a vailable through Nov 20 th at  mxmorningstarfarm.com !

This is a pre-buy program for pick-up at either  Berkshire Grown 's  November Holiday Farmers Market in Great Barrington  or at the MX farm store in Claverack, NY.

Choose your veggies online, checkout, and pick up your boxed items. No waiting in line or risking their selling out!
Fans of  Martha Stewart  might have caught Casey Steinberg from Old Friends Farm on the "ginger" episode of Martha Bakes. Check out this informative clip of Casey talking to Martha about local ginger cultivation and healthful (delicious) uses. Also, check out this recipe for
Mill River Farm is taking orders for turkeys and smoked hams for the holidays.

Don't miss your chance to have a  Berkshire Grown  Holiday this season!

For more information or to order yours today to to millriverfarm.org .
What We Are Listening To:
Freakonomics R adio 10/31/2019

Drawn from the podcasts “How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War” and “What Do Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Serena Williams Have in Common?”
Changing the way the larger eating public thinks about food is about re-configuring values:

"It's not just price. Price does not contain all relevant information for many shoppers in a contemporary supermarket. The costs of pollution and degraded animal welfare that are currently not being born either by consumers or producers of food would have to be born."

Listen to the whole episode here .
Giving Thanks to this year's Market Sponsors
Thank You to Vitality Chiropractic!
For several years in a row, Dr. Kristine Olsen and her team at Vitality Chiropractic have donated services to new customers who made a contribution to Berkshire Grown's Share the Bounty program.

Thanks to her generous clients, winter CSA shares will be purchased from area farms and the fresh produce and eggs will be delivered to regional Berkshire food pantries during the chilly winter months.
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

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