Outdoor Farmers Markets Are Back!

Who is most excited about the start of the Farmers Market season?  

Click  here  and search "Farmers Market" f or more information and to find a nearby market.

We will see you there!

Community Supported Agriculture - CSA

Are you a member? Buying a share  is a delicious way to support your local farmer. Member-supported CSA farms allow "share"holders to share in the harvest and offers farmers a more reliable source of income.  

Each CSA is different so find the right one for you and reserve your share of this season's harvest. 

Search "CSA" here .

Save the Date: Forgotten Farms film screening
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00pm
Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington
A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Stay tuned for details on the screening and learn more about this amazing film and the issues facing dairy farmers at forgottenfarms.org.

Share the Bounty turns 15!

Read Berkshire Eagle 's cover article about Share the Bounty and its partners throughout the region. 

"'It's a win-win project,' says Barbara Zheutlin. Share the Bounty connects food pantries and kitchens with local farmers. It began with one CSA Farm, Indian Line Farm in Egremont, and one pantry in Great Barrington, the People's Pantry.  Now in 2017 there are 19 farms participating."

Learn more about the program and find out how you can support this great work, here.

By: Peter Whoriskey and Scott Simon for NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday
"Organic milk is widely available these days, but what does that label really mean? A new investigation from The Washington Post found that there are considerable differences between the organic milk you can buy in a grocery store and the kind you can buy straight from farmers."

To listen to the story or read the article, click here.

By: Stephanie Strom for The New York Times
Major chicken producers are responding to a changing food market, but there are some trade-offs. 

"Shoppers often say they want better welfare for the animals they eat, then balk at the cost that adds to the price of a pork chop or chicken breast." 

To read the entire article, click here.

Giving Thanks 
Thank you to all of our renewing members this season. We thank each of you Berkshire Grown members for demonstrating your commitment to local food and farmers. If you are not yet a member, join today and help us keep farmers farming!

Many thanks to Martha Bryan for her deep commitment to strengthening local agriculture. Her work as the founding Program Manager of Berkshire Agricultural Ventures (BAV) is helping to shape the growth of Berkshire Grown. We look forward to hearing updates on what she's doing at the New Marlborough Land Trust.
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Stay in Touch
Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. 
Please send information to alicia@berkshiregrown.org

Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Kate Bailey, Program Manager
Jamie Paxton, Outreach Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Membership Outreach Coordinator, Newsletter Editor

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