Weekly Newsletter
May 23rd, 2017
Serving Berkshire County Since 2008
Check out the Memorial Day holiday specials below!

Celebrating 9 Years...
This week marks Berkshire Organics' 9th year in business! It's been an amazing journey and we are so thankful to still be doing this. When we started this business out of our home, we never imagined doing it for close to a decade. 

What began as an idea to get local food to local folks grew into a full market and grocery delivery service. Local and organic food needed to be more accessible to those who could not get to a farmer's market or sign up for a farm share (CSA).
Over the years, Berkshire Organics has joined a network of local farmers and food producers who have become an integral part of both our business and our food community.   Since opening our doors, we have paid millions of dollars directly to farmers and small, independent businesses within a 50 mile radius.  Our continued support of sustainable practices has had a strong effect on the local food economy in the Berkshires, and we couldn’t be prouder. Our commitment to sourcing the best local and organic food for our customers is stronger than ever.
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All of us at Berkshire Organics would like to thank our customers, farmers, food producers, and the larger sustainable food community for the roles that you play.  We are thrilled to have come this far, and excited to see where else we might go.  

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us.
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Featured Local Produce

There are some pretty amazing farms we work with each season and one of our favorites is Markristo Farm.

Markristo Farm is a certified organic farm in Hillsdale, NY.

Romaine Lettuce
Markristo Farm is bringing us lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach and salad mix.

During the Winter months, organic lettuce was as high as $4.99 per head. Now we can enjoy it again at its usual low price of
(and it's local!)


Local, Greenhouse grown tomatoes return this week from Fairview Farm in Whately, MA.

We still have a little while to wait for field-grown tomatoes. These tomatoes are delicious and taste much better than those shipped hundreds or thousands of miles.

What Else Is Local This Week?
Bok Choy
Garlic, fresh
Salad Mix
Swiss Chard
Turnip, Hakurei
Herbs (Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Oregano, Sage, Turnip)
Organic Produce Specials
Organic Blueberries
from Eastern Carolina Organics in North Carolina
are available this week
Fair Trade
$3.99 / pound

$1.99 / pound
Honeydew Melon  
Fair Trade
$3.99 each
$1.99 / bunch
$3.99 / pound
Spring Garlic
$2.99 / bunch
$3.99 / pound
$2.99 / bunch
Organic Fruit Returning
Organic Donut Peaches and White Nectarines arrive on Wednesday!
Grill & Picnic Supplies
We've got you covered this holiday weekend
Use the Search Box in the top right corner of the website to find the items you are looking for. You can also reply to this email and simply tell us what items you would like to add to your order .
Beer & Wine
Buns, Rolls & Bread
Cheese Chips & Crackers Condiments - Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, Mayo, Pickles, Olives.
Picnic Basket
Macaroni/Elbow Noodles
Meat for Grilling
Plates & Cutlery - Eco-Friendly/Biodegradable
Salsa, Hummus & Dips
Side Dishes & Salads
Sodas & Spritzers
Veggie & Tofu Burgers
Non-GMO Smores
This summer enjoy smores with these items:  
Graham Crackers  
Chocolate Bars  
Dandies Classic Marshmallows
Memorial Day 
Meat Sale Items
Sale Online This Week Only
10% OFF
Organic Prairie
NOW $11.49 
Regularly $12.69
15% OFF
Hot Dogs
The Piggery & Organic Prairie
NOW $8.49 
Regularly $9.99
Garrett Valley
NOW $6.69 
Regularly $7.49
30% OFF
Deli Turkey Meat
Organic Prairie
NOW $5.49 
Regularly $7.79
Memorial Day
Grocery Sale Items
Sale Online This Week Only
Appalachian Naturals
NOW $5.59 
Regularly $6.59
20% OFF
Tortilla Chips
Que Pasa
NOW $3.79 
Regularly $4.79
20% OFF
Field Day
NOW $1.99
Regularly $2.49
10% OFF
NOW $8.39
Regularly $8.99
 20% OFF
NOW $2.59
Regularly $3.19
20% OFF
Lentil Pasta
Pasta Legume
NOW $4.79
Regularly $5.99
Appalachian Naturals
NOW $3.79
Regularly $4.69
20% OFF
Jan's Farmhouse
NOW $4.99
Regularly $6.19
Hosta Hill
NOW $6.29
Regularly $7.89
20% OFF
Granola Bars
Nature's Path
NOW $3.99
Regularly $5.09
Cheese, Wine & Beer of the Week
Available to delivery & market customers
15% OFF

Brie & Camembert
from Blythedale Farm, Vermont

About the Brie: Blythedale Farm makes a truly amazing local brie, it is soft and creamy, with a deep and smooth flavor. Blythedale's brie is handmade with milk from their beloved herd of Jersey cows in Vermont. Enjoy this delicious brie with a slice of apple and a glass of red wine. Vegetarian.

About the Camembert: A Vermont take on a French classic. The soft, mushroomy, earthy paste of this pasteurized cow's milk cheese is enveloped in a traditional, edible bloomy rind. A delightful breakfast or dessert cheese serve with warmed slices of baguette. Vegetarian.
10% OFF
Citizen Hard Cider
Unified Press

Burlington, Vermont
SALE Price $10.79
Regular Price $11.99 

Hard cider, 5.2% ABV 

Made from 100% locally sourced apples, never from concentrate, the Unified Press is Citizen Cider’s flagship cider that keeps you wondering where it’s been your whole life. This naturally gluten-free cider is an off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing cider that keeps you coming back.

No added sugar, never from concentrate. Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT. Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT.

Pairings: Pork, soft cheese, spicy food, smoked fish, rustic bread & butter. 

4-pack, 16oz cans

10% OFF

2016 Illahe Viognier White Wine

Willamette Valley, Oregon

SALE Price $17.99

Regular Price $19.99

Grape Varietal: 100% Viognier 

Designation: Organic, Sustainable, LIVE – certified and Salmon Safe. 

Notes: The 2016 Illahe Viognier leaps from the glass with expressive stone fruit, and floral aromas of apricot, tangerine, honey blossom and wet stone. The palate is layered with peach compote, banana peel, and lavender with a touch of peppercorn. Mouth-watering acidity and an off-dry palate makes this wine a crowd pleaser. 

Drink if you enjoy: Beautifully made domestic medium to full bodied white wines like some Chardonnay and Pinot Gris but with more aromatic fruits!

10% OFF
2016 Illahe Estate Tempranillo Rose

Willamette Valley, Oregon
SALE Price $18.89
Regular Price $20.99 

Grape Varietal: Tempranillo 

Designation: Organic, Sustainable, LIVE – certified and Salmon Safe 

Notes: The 2016 Illahe tempranillo rosé offers fresh aromas of Mt. Hood strawberries, lime zest, green mangos and rhubarb. This barrel fermented rosé gives a lean body with notes of meyer lemon, kumquat, dragonfruit, and gooseberry. The rosé is a perfect food wine, complementing diverse dishes and cleansing the palate with a clean, mineral finish. 

Drink if you enjoy: Beautifully made domestic Rosé wine with a complex flavor profile!

10% OFF

2015 Illahe Estate Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon

SALE Price $21.59

Regular Price $23.99

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir 

Designation: Organic, Sustainable, LIVE – certified and Salmon Safe. 

Notes: Aromas of blueberry, red fruits, licorice fern, with light char and vanilla clove. The perceivable fruit develops into a round mid-palate, smooth tannins, and notes of rose petal. This pinot is well balanced, clarified by racking (no fining or filtering), maintaining a layering mouth feel and acidity. The finish lingers with elegant persistence.  A domestic Pinot Noir that all others should be judged against! 

Drink if you enjoy: Elegant, New World Pinot Noir!

10% OFF
Lime Pilsner

Uinta Brewing Company, UT
SALE Price $10.97
Regular Price $12.19 

Pilsner, 5.3% ABV, Bitterness: 14.0 IBUs 

Crisp, light-bodied, and immensely refreshing, our small batch Lime Pilsner combines a subtle malty sweetness with hints of fresh lime for a little splash of summertime in a can. 

6-pack, 12oz cans

Summer Rose Wine Is Here
Check Out our organic selection all priced $10-$25
Sustainable Eating…Beyond the Farm
I rarely come out from “behind the screen,” generally preferring to keep my focus on the issues that most impact Berkshire Organics and its customers. This week, however, the topic is one that is especially close to my heart…which is why I opted to write in first person.

It's been a great asparagus season but it will be over shortly. If you haven't tried it in a soup, check out this recipe.
Local Asparagus
This looks like it may be the last week for local Rhubarb. A childhood favorite. Enjoy this with a glass of warm milk before bed, or as dessert with vanilla ice-cream.
Local Rhubarb
The Berkshire Organics Market will be closed this Monday 5/29 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

The market will reopen 9am Tuesday.

The delivery service will be on schedule next week as usual.

Thank you for supporting a small, locally owned business, our local farms and local food artisans. 
Aleisha & Brian Gibbons
Owners, Berkshire Organics, LLC

813 Dalton Division Rd.

Dalton, MA 01226