Saturday, July 28, 2018

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. 

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.

Click  here  for more information. 

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.

A decision by the new administrator of the SNAP equipment program has jeopardized Farmers Markets' ability to process SNAP charges.  

Read the whole article  here

4th Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival

We hope to see you at the 4th Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival on Sunday, September 16, 10am-4pm at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

It's a day-long celebration of the diversity of all things fermented and crafted. Featuring an array of local food vendors sampling and selling their products as well as demos, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music, and more.

Read more about the festival  here.

What We Are Reading:
Beyond the pretty Picture: Challenges facing dairy farmers in the Berkshires Deepen 

The story of dairy farming in New England is complicated.  Jamie Paxton's story in  The Berkshire Edge does a great job of exploring the in's and out's of one family's journey and explaining how much bigger their story is.

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

Join us this Summer!
Farm Tours for our Members

When membership benefits expanded last year, we added invitations to a Berkshire Grown farm tour for members at the $100 level and above.

Those invitations are going out soon and if you want to be included in the list, upgrade your membership today. 

Remember, sustaining members who make  a recurring gift receive benefits at the next highest membership level. For example: $10 per month ($120 for the year) will get you membership benefits at the $250 level! Being able to count on regular donations helps us spend more time focused on the important work of providing programs, networking and educational opportunities for the local food and farming community.

here for more information. 

Across much of the US, farmers markets have reported a decrease in consumer participation over the last couple of years, resulting in a decrease in farm sales and income. In an attempt to understand and reverse this slump, a multi-state study is being undertaken.

Part of the study consists of a survey to ascertain the reasoning behind consumer choices of venues to shop for local food. 

To participate in the survey, click here

Photo by Megan Haley for Berkshire Magazine

Residents and visitors in the Berkshires know that Farmers Markets are the place to get the freshest, most delicious, and healthiest food. 

Alana's beautiful article does a wonderful job exploring the world of the market from all sides. 

Read the whole article  here and we will see you at the market!

Save the Date:

Thank You -  Allison Rachele Bayles
Thank you to Allison Rachele Bayles for her leadership as President of Berkshire Grown's Board of Trustees.

She's taking the organization to a new level with her passion, hard work, sense of fun, and dedication. Berkshire Grown and the region overall is lucky to have her as our leader; she's sustaining farming and growing the community.

Support Berkshire Grown, local food, and our farmers.

Stay in Touch
Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. Please send updates to

Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Jess Camp, Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Communications Director
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