Love Apples, Pumpkins, and Berries? Pick Your Own!

It's been a wet growing season, but your local pick your own (PYO) orchard, patch, or farm would love to hear from you.  

Search "Pick Your Own" on our map ( to find what you are looking for. As always, call ahead to check availability - this weekend's cold temps might quickly change availability.

Berkshire Grown in the News
Margaret Moulton, Allison Rachele Bayles, and Barbara Zheutlin
This year's 20th Annual Harvest Supper was an opportunity for a sold-out crowd of over 300 diners to say goodbye to Barbara Zheutlin and welcome Margaret Moulton. 

Click here to read the article in Rural Intelligence. 
Barbara has been chosen by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to receive the Charles Kusik Award at their annual meeting on October 25.

Thanks to The Berkshire Eagle for this summary of Barbara's accomplishments and upcoming projects!
The Berkshires are abuzz with news of Margaret Moulton's arrival  at Berkshire Grown!

Thanks to Hannah Van Sickle and The Berkshire Edge for this great article about the transition of leadership.
Shannon Barsotti

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.
Become a member of Berkshire Grown by clicking here.

Photo by Scott Stafford for The Berkshire Eagle - Mike Ziemba at Broadlawn Farm

With winter approaching and facing the devastating loss of a barn, Broadlawn Farm is struggling to find housing for their 250 dairy cows and replace the lost winter feed.

In the best of times, dairy farms face rising costs that outpace predetermined prices for their milk. A significant loss like this posses an enormous threat to a farm's continued survival.

Read the article here and find out how you can support the family farm here

Farm ers Markets Continue
Tursted roots at HFM yellow tint
Berkshire Grown is hosting more Farmers Markets than ever! We have a total of 8 markets on our calendar (dates below) between November and April. That means that shoppers throughout Berkshire County can buy directly from farmers year-round.  Check out pages 4 & 5 of this year's  Guide to Local Food and Farms  to find your market and subscribe to our calendar to always know when food events are happening. 

Save the Date(s):

Berkshire Grown's Great Barrington Winter Farmers Market is on the 3rd Saturday of each month November through April at  Monument Valley Middle School

Saturdays,   10AM-2PM - November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, and April 20.

Berkshire Grown's Williamstown Holiday Farmers Market is on Sunday, November 18, and Sunday, December 16, at the  Williams College Towne Field House - 10AM-2PM.

Don't forget: Bennington, North Adams, Pittsfield, Amenia, Millerton, and Norfolk Farmers Markets are headed indoors for the colder months - most of them throughout the winter!

Photo by Steve Hebert for The New York Times
The 2018 federal Farm Bill expired last month and Wendell Berry knows that it is past time for a re-examination of our relationship to food both as individuals and as a nation.

To find out what Berry thinks is the "right kind of farming," r ead the whole piece  here

Then, contact your senators and representative in congress to ask for their support of a Farm Bill that will support local farms, feed hungry people, and preserve farmland.

Moon in the Pond Farm from Sheffield, MA, went to this year's Farm Aid benefit concert/festival. 

Not only did they represent the Berkshire farming community and encourage visitors to commit to doing what they can to support local food and farms, they also wrote a beautiful piece about their experience.

Read the whole post  here .

Thank You to Harvest Supper Volunteers

Teams of volunteers spent the whole day on Monday, September 24, decorating, preparing, parking, serving, packing up, and cleaning all in service of this year's 20th Annual Harvest Supper. 

This incredible event wouldn't be possible without the support of our energetic and fun volunteers. 

Support Berkshire Grown, local food, and our farmers.

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

Margaret Moulton, Executive Director
Jess Camp, Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Communications Director
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