Member Profiles
Berkshire Grown has food and farming business members from throughout the region. 

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The legislative back and forth of Congress' 2018 Farm Bill ended last month when the House version failed to pass. 

While the Senate version is on its way, the long history of how the bill has come together in years past and who is benefiting is complex and fascinating.

Read the whole article  here

Your calls and emails are being heard! 

HIP funding has been restored through the end of June for SNAP recipients in Mass. The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to $40-$80 per month for SNAP money spent on fruits and vegetables purchased at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs statewide.

Focus has shifted now to the 2018-2019 budget and making sure that the program has enough funding to last all year. The committee to reconcile the House and Senate budgets is meeting now and representatives need to hear from you! Let them know that you support making healthy food available to all and supporting local farmers.  There are only weeks left before Governor Baker signs the final budget. 

Read more about HIP  here  and use  this form  to share your thoughts about the importance of HIP funding. 

Will a merger of this size spur innovation or further reduce competition and increase  profits on the backs of strapped farmers?

With so many moving pieces to this multi-national deal, it's sometimes hard to remember that these are issues directly impacting farmers in our region. 

Read the whole article  here and help keep your local farm independent by buying local and buying directly.

Berkshire Grown and greylock WORKS present HEIRLOOM

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Set in Greylock WORKS' expansive, light-filled weave shed, this unique marketplace brings together regional artisans, curators, chefs and farmers, to delight guests of all ages and interests.

This summer festival features Berkshire artisans and is complemented by a line-up of local food vendors, talented acoustic musicians and poets, kid-friendly activities, and a full day of delicious programming in the gWorks kitchen. Click here for more information. 

With so much going on around our region each season, it can be hard to keep up. 

Keep track of your favorite farmers market; find the most up to date information on Berkshire Grown events; and have the time and location in a place that is convenient to you.

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Photo by Stephanie Zollshan for the Berkshire Eagle
After more than 11 years, Barbara Zheutlin is leaving Berkshire Grown. 

We have all benefited from her dedicated service to promote local food & farms and increase food access while supporting growers.

Thanks to the great coverage by The Berkshire Eagle and you can r ead the whole article  here

Save the Date:
2018 Harvest Supper
Monday, September 24, 2018
Ski Butternut

Thank You 
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!

A special thank you to volunteer extraordinaire, Mal Wasserman. Keep an eye out for her around Berkshire County as she distributes this year's Guide to Local Food and Farms. She helps get these guides to retail and cultural locations for everyone to find and enjoy. Thanks, Mal!

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Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Jess Camp, Program Manager
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