Weekly Newsletter
February 14th, 2017
Serving Berkshire County Since 2008
Every time I see this top image on the right, I can't help but think, why aren't more people grocery shopping online with us?

Not having to deal with bundling up, driving to the store and trudging through the snow would be a welcome treat right now, wouldn't it?

What is stopping you?
If you enjoy local and organic food, have you checked out our low prices on produce?

Right now, there are no additional delivery fees even if you do not order a produce basket! So you can select all the items you need online, have us grocery shop for you, and have the items delivered to your door at no additional cost!

Plus, you can feel good knowing you're supporting a local business, local farms and our local community.

Our delivery drivers, Chad and Cliff, (pictured above) went above the call of duty last Thursday and got all of their deliveries done for North and South Berkshire County. We want to thank them for being an amazing part of the Berkshire Organics team and for doing their jobs safely. While we did receive some criticism on social media, we want to clarify that the storm hadn't started when our driver's left on their routes and they always have the choice to come back if they find the conditions to be unsafe.  We have delayed deliveries for inclement weather in the past and will do so again if needed. Here are just a couple emails we received from our wonderful customers last week:

"THANK YOU for letting your driver deliver my order today! It was "priceless" in the middle of this heavy snow storm to have his smiling face deliver my fresh fruits & vegetables! I was also able to quickly empty the "official" green basket & hand it back to him! You always deliver wonderful produce & service, but today you all went "above & beyond"! Your rating of 1-5 stars was a 10! You have always had me as a customer, but after today, I will be singing your praises to everyone!"

"Just wanted to thank your delivery driver for going above the call of duty today! With the storm I was not expecting a delivery today.... my very long and steep driveway was not plowed and the wind was blowing wildly! I look out the window and there he was walking up the impassible driveway with the green box with another box on top!!!! That is dedication!!!!!!! Please let him know how much he is appreciated! He has always gone one step extra for me.... this time it was many steps!"

All Basket and A La Carte
orders are due by  

No Delivery Fees!
No Commitments!

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Viewpoint: Meal-Kit Companies
A few months ago, we did our own cost comparison between Berkshire Organics and meal-kit companies such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. We will share that newseletter comparison again in the next few weeks.

This week, our sister company, South Shore Organics, take another look at "Meal-Kit Mania":

"I have been watching the meal kit company space develop with great interest over the last year or two. I’ve overheard people talking about how convenient it is, and how there is no waste, and how it all seems too good to be true. And it is. Not only do meal kits take all the spontaneity out of cooking, but they fly in the face of all ethics we value and cherish."

Organic Produce Sale Items
$2.99 / pound
$1.99 / pound
$1.99 / pound
Red Onions
$1.49 / pound
Fair Trade
$4.99 each
Yukon Gold Potatoes
$4.99 /5 pound bag
This Weeks
New Meat Items 
10% OFF
Certified Organic
from Red Wheelbarrow
Certified Organic
from Red Wheelbarrow
Certified Organic
from Bonafide
Certified Organic & 100% Grass-Fed
from Organic Prairie
Certified Organic
from Red Wheelbarrow
Certified Organic
from Red Wheelbarrow
Grocery Sale & New Items
from Broken Blade Mill, Cummington, MA
A Dozen Varieties Available
from Tierra Farm
NOW $4.09 / 4 oz
Was $6.39
Walnuts, Raw
from Tierra Farm
NOW $8.49 / 7 oz
Was $10.09
Available to Online & Market Shoppers
Made in the Berkshires
Regular 16 oz bags & bulk only
Cheese, Wine & Beer of the Week
Available to delivery & market customers
15% OFF

SALE $5.18 / 8 oz

Regular Price $6.09 

A rich, creamy organic
Havarti cheese.
10% OFF

2015 Ca’Liptra Marche

Bianco Caliptra 

from Italy

SALE Price $16.19

Regular Price $17.99

Grape Varietal: Trebbiano 

Designation: Organic 

Notes: Clear golden-yellow hue in the glass. Bright citrus notes, light floral on the nose.  Well balanced acidity and minerality.  Clean and fresh fruit flavors on the palate of lemon, white flowers, hint of almonds. Well balanced, fresh and lively wine. 

Drink if you enjoy: Fun, refreshing balanced Italian style whites!

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

SALE Price $14.37
Regular Price $15.99  

Double IPA, 7.8% AB 

Boom Sauce is a blend of three of our New England style hoppy ales (Blend of Ball and Biscuit, Steal this Can and Consolation Prize) that will wrap you in a gently carbonated blanket. 

4-pack, 16oz cans

Featured Recipe
Polenta with Sauteed Vegetables
My meat-loving husband has been making this meat-less polenta dish at least once a week (sometimes twice). It's a great way to use up whatever veggies are left in your refrigerator. Our favorite vegetable saute combination seems to be mushrooms, grape tomatoes, peppers and onions. This meal is incredibly satisfying and comforting.

There is no formal recipe. Just follow the instructions on the polenta package to get the polenta to "firm up" or set. Cut the polenta into wedges and grill it in your cast iron pan to heat it through. Top the polenta with your own favorite sauteed vegetables. We like to garnish with fresh basil and parmeson cheese. Enjoy!
More Recipes
From purées to soups to fries, here are our favorite ways to cook with them.

Local Parsnips Only $1.99/lb this week !
A nice mix of cold-weather veg, cut into smallish pieces and roasted at high heat, which means the edges get a bit charred just as the interiors soften.

Click Here for Sale on Brussels, Cauli & Radishes
Happy Valentine's Day
If you're in need of a last minute gift today, be sure to stop by the Berkshire Organics Market.

We have flowers, chocolate, wine, cheese, and all sorts of nice gift options for your loved ones!
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