Buy tickets here or call 413-528-0041.

Celebrate extraordinary local food and support farmers on Monday, September 25.

Berkshire Grown member chefs are committed to creating their menus using food grown on Berkshire farms. Sample their creations and eat fresh, eat local!

Delicious Food and Drink - Silent Auction

Get your tickets by clicking here or by calling the office at 413-528-0041. 

Farmer & member tickets available!
$75 for  Berkshire Grown Members - Become a member here.
$85 for Non-members
$40 for Berkshire Grown Farmer Members
$40 for attendees under 40 Years Old (limited number of tickets available)
6:00 to 8:00 pm  
The Upper Lodge at Ski Butternut
Route 23, Great Barrington

Paul Krugman was greatly missed but Dan Barber stunned a sold-out crowd with his funny, insightful, and thoughtful reflections on the future of food and farming. 

The delicious brunch was catered by Peter Platt of The Old Inn on the Green and The Southfield Store. 

Guests received a copy of the book Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future and the event was co-sponsored by Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, Elisa Spungen Bildner and Rob Bildner, Laurily Epstein, Harold Grinspoon and Diane Troderman, and Liz and Jerry Hellman.

Click here  to read about the beautiful event in Rural Intelligence.

Celebrate of the diversity of all things fermented and crafted. 

Featuring an array of local, cultured food vendors sampling and selling their products along with demos, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music, and more. Don't miss this delicious event!

Sunday, September 17 
10 AM - 4 PM
Great Barrington Fairgrounds
775 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Check out the event info for more information here.

Farm ers Markets Are Going Strong
Temperatures are starting to leave a morning chill in the air but the farmers markets are full of summer bounty.

You can spend the whole day enjoying delicious food, doing your grocery shopping, visiting with friends, discovering delicacies, and building community. 
Check out pages 4 & 5 of this year's Guide to Local Food and Farms to find your market.

By: Laura Sayre for The New Food Economy
LeJean Hardin and Jamie Payne

Agriculture, specifically industrial agriculture, is often portrayed as a villan in the saga of climate change. There is a new way of thinking about carbon as it relates to agiclutural practices and soil conservation. Even better, in conjunction with a reduction in emissions, there is a chance that "carbon farming" can stabilize the changing climate.

Read the whole article here.  

Saturday at 1 PM - 3 PM
Great Barrington Mason Library
231 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230

If you haven't seen Forgotten Farms, make sure to get to the Great Barrington Mason Library on Saturday, September 9. The documentary tells the story of farmers largely left out of the local food movement - dairy farmers.

This program is free, open to the public, and is followed by a "talkback" with the filmakers and a dairy farmer.

Berkshire Grown is Seeking Volunteers:

We need help:

*  directing cars on parking at events
*  cleaning up at events
*  distributing flyers to promote farmers markets

Interested in helping? Email 

By: Kate Bailey for  The Berkshire Edge

North Plain Farm has settled into their new space and "after one season of careful rotational grazing, the diversity of pasture grasses is coming back where invasive weeds were taking over. There are butterflies and bees everywhere."

Check out what all we saw and learned on our farm visit last month by re ading the article here

Vitality Chiropractic - Helping Others and Yourself

Vitality Chiropractic is a local business taking care of patients and the community. During the month of September, make a $75 donation to Berkshire Grown's Share the Bounty program and receive a Chiropractic Assessment and Adjustment. 

Call 413.644.6402 for more information! 

Giving Thanks

Berkshire Grown thanks the incredible market managers who work year-round to keep our Farmers Markets moving along.

Support Berkshire Grown, local food, and our farmers.

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

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

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