Saturday, February 18th in Great Barrington 

A full list of February Farmers Market vendors is available here

There is so much to discover at the Winter Farmers Market!
The February market will showcase the Berkshire winter bounty including potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash, onions, garlic, mushrooms, kale and a variety of other greens. Other locally produced products available at the market will include eggs, chicken, goat, grass fed pork and beef, over a dozen different kinds of locally produced cheeses, ice cream, jams, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, honey, and delicious baked goods. 
 
Grilled sausages will be on sale to eat at the festive event.
 
Food Adventures will lead hands-on snack-making activities for children with seasonal ingredients.  
 
More information about Winter Farmers Markets can be found here and on Facebook!

Thank you Farmers Market sponsors!




Berkshire Grown Launches Winter 2017 Workshops Next Week 
Berkshire Grown is excited to launch the 2017 Winter Workshop series next week! Thanks to input from our members, we've put together a terrific line-up of workshops to address the most requested topics.

Upcoming workshops will take place at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St, Lenox MA from 5:30-8:30pm. Supper will be provided for all registered attendees.

Please note: registration is required and the cost for each workshop is $10 for Berkshire Grown members - $20 for non-members. Attend all five farmer workshops for $40. A limited number of scholarships are available - please email us to request a scholarship. For more information, visit our website.

What We Are Reading: 
In America's Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying 'Climate Change'
By: Hiroko Tabuchi for The New York Times
How to conserve the environment and preserve a way of life - addressing the science of climate change. 

"Here in north-central Kansas, America's breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of agriculture make climate change a critical business issue. At the same time, politics and social pressure make frank discussion complicated. This is wheat country, and Donald J. Trump country, and though the weather is acting up, the conservative orthodoxy maintains that the science isn't settled.

Read the full art i cle  here .

Coming Up at Green Industry Career Fair 
On Tuesday, February 7, from 8:00am until 12:00 PM, Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association is hosting an Industry Career Fair at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. 

The career fair is FREE but pre-registration is required

Anyone interest in a career in Environmental Horticulture is encouraged to attend and meet with the landscape, nursery, and greenhouse companies who will be on hand to talk with job seekers about a wide variety of jobs. 

The industry needs irrigation technicians, project managers, foremen, salespeople, managers and supervisors, horticulturists and licensed applicators, landscape designers, equipment and fleet mechanics, people with CAD experience and laborers. Green industry companies have offices and need support staff on their teams, too. 

The career fair is free. Preregistration is not required, but is encouraged. Interested individuals can register and find more information online at www.MNLA.com.

Giving Thanks
A very special thank you to the Berkshire Theatre Group for sponsoring this year's Annual Networking Event.  

This important event offers farmers and food producers a chance to meet potential buyers to discuss their products as well as network with other members.
Support Berkshire Grown, local food, and our farmers.


 
Stay in touch.

Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. 
Please send information to alicia@berkshiregrown.org

Barbara Zheutlin, Director  
Kate Bailey, Program Manager
Martha Bryan, BAV Program Manager 
Jamie Paxton, Outreach Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Membership Outreach Coordinator, Newsletter Editor 

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