Weekly Newsletter
January 17th, 2017
Serving Berkshire County Since 2008
Got the Winter blues already? 
With the excitement of the New Year behind us, winter and cold temperatures settling in, short days, resolutions waning and so on, it’s easy to feel down or stuck in a rut.

So why not bring some more color into your life with one of our produce baskets? Heat up that kitchen with some warming, seasonal dishes that will comfort and rejuvenate you!  

Although we may not have as much local produce to offer compared to the summer and fall months, this is a great time of the year to experiment with some of the wonderful crops that are still available to us from our local farms. Root crops such as sweet potato, turnip, beets, carrots, and celeriac are quite versatile and can be enjoyed in many delicious ways. 
Check out our sale and recipes below on some of these items.

Last week we discussed starting your day with warm lemon water and maybe even an immunity boosting elixir. This week we want to take it a step further, and offer encouraging suggestions to get you through these cold days.  For instance, how about following your lemon water with a healthy, homemade fruit and/or vegetable smoothie?  Using a traditional or handheld blender, you can easily create our own smoothies to boost immunity and fill you up with fiber and nutrients. As you’ll see below, we’ve included some yummy smoothie suggestions to inspire you.  

If you're craving something warm and soothing, why not fill up a thermos to sip on some tea or an elixir through the morning?  For lunch, there’s nothing quite like a comforting soup, and many of the root veggies mentioned above can be used to fill your bowls with something hot and tasty.  We know that making through the day without a snack can be hard, so we’ve included a terrific recipe below that is sure to spice up your daily routine. Finally, whipping up a simple homemade dish made with local produce is a grounding and satisfying way to end your day.    

This is an ideal time of the year to take care of yourself and make changes in your daily food routine. We hope you'll stay warm and inspired in your kitchen!
Local Produce Report
Local This Week
We define local as within a 50 mile radius of our location  
Sweet Potato
Winter Squash  
Chiogga Beets

From the
East Coast, USA
Bok Choy
Oranges, Navel
Peppers, Green
Swiss Chard
Tomato (Regular & Cherry)
Oyster Mushroom

All Basket and A La Carte
orders are due by  

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October Basket
Organic Produce Sale Items
Sweet Potato
$1.99 / pound
Blood Oranges
$3.99 / pound
Green & Red Leaf Lettuce
1.99 / head
Red & Yukon Gold Potatoes
$3.99 / 5 pound bag
Red Pepper
$2.99 / pound
Mango (Tommy Atkins)
$1.99 each
Smoothie Supplies
Stay Healthy This Winter
Local, Organic & Non-GMO
We have everything you need for making smoothies, juices, tonics & more!  
  • Acai Powder
  • Cacao Powder
  • Chia Seeds
  • Coconut Water
  • Flax Seeds
  • Fresh Ginger & Turmeric
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Honey, Raw
  • Maca Powder
  • Non-Dairy Milk: Soy, Almond, Hemp & Coconut
  • Nut Butters
  • Raw Nuts & Dried Fruit
  • Protein Powders: Chia, Hemp, Pea, Whey & More
  • Rice Nectar
  • Spirulina
Nutritional Supplements
Fun Snack Recipe
Fried Chickpeas
Bon Appétit
2 teaspoons smoked paprika    
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper    
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil    
2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained, patted very dry    
Kosher salt    
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest    

Combine paprika and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, add chickpeas to skillet and sauté, stirring frequently, until golden and crispy, 15–20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chickpeas to paper towels to drain briefly. Place in a medium bowl. Sprinkle paprika mixture over; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt. Toss with lime zest and serve. 6 to 8 Servings.

Over 20% OFF
(online only)
  Canned & Bulk
Organic Chickpeas
Cheese, Wine & Beer of the Week
Available to delivery & market customers
15% OFF
from Old Chatham Sheepherding Co.  

SALE Price $5.69
Regular Price $6.69    

Soft, ripened sheep's milk
from the Hudson Valley.

This cheese pairs wonderfully with
the wine of the week!
10% OFF

2013 Sepp Moser 

Sepp Gruner Veltliner

from Austria

SALE Price $14.39

Regular Price $15.99

Grape Varietal: 100% Gruner Veltliner

Designation: Organic and Sustainable

Notes: Pale lemon yellow, this wine has a touch of honey on the nose. The palate has flavors of bright lime, lemon and grapefruit with steely minerality and refreshing acidity. The wine has a surprisingly weighty texture and a mouthwatering finish. 

Drink if you enjoy:  Dry, crisp old world style European white wines with wonderful structure made with great care that emphasize on the regional terrior.

10% OFF
India Pale Ale
from  Lord Hobo Brewing Company in Woburn, MA  

SALE Price $12.05
Regular Price $13.39    

Session IPA 4.5% ABV 

Full Flavored Citra Dry Hopped Session IPA. 

6-pack, 12oz cans

Featured Recipes
Gold Ball Turnips are a lovely, smaller turnip that are smooth and sweet, with a slightly almond aftertaste.
Check out these great recipe

Local Gold Turnip on SALE
Cauliflower tastes delicious when roasted whole, grilled as a steak, or mashed like potatoes, but the cruciferous and protein-packed vegetable (11 grams per head!) really wins style points when it’s chopped up into tiny nutritious morsels.
Thank you for supporting a small, locally owned business, our local farms and local food artisans. 

Your continued support throughout the Winter months is greatly appreciated. 
Aleisha & Brian Gibbons
Owners, Berkshire Organics, LLC

813 Dalton Division Rd.

Dalton, MA 01226