Weekly Newsletter
January 9th, 2018
Serving Berkshire County Since 2008
 Greetings!
 This weeks Produce Baskets support over five local farms that have root cellars, cold storage, and greenhouses.

Periods of extreme cold like we just experienced reinforce the importance of supporting our local food system especially those farms who are trying to operate year-round. They are depending on our support more than ever.

The farms we work with in the southern states and across the country have reported transportation along with quality issues especially on some of the more delicate items.

We will be working vigilantly to ensure quality is maintained.

If you do receive something that's less than excellent quality, please do let us know immediately so we can credit your account. We mean it! Thank you for your continued support!
The best variety of local & organic veggies and fruit in the Berkshires!

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Organic Produce Specials
Green Peppers
From Florida or Imported.
Was $2.99/lb
NOW $1.99/lb
Daikon Radish
Local, purple daikon.
Was $2.99/lb
NOW $1.99/lb
Valencia Oranges
The perfect juicing orange.
Was $2.99/lb
NOW $1.99/lb
Avocado
Creamy and satisfying.
Was $1.99 each
NOW $1.49 each
Pineapple
Was $4.99 each
NOW $3.99 each
Blackberries
Was $4.99/pkg
NOW $2.99/pkg
Two Delicious Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter
Beet Carrot Ginger Juice
Chop these items then push through a juicer:
  • 2 medium red beets
  • 6 large carrots
  • 1-2 apples
  • 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger
Sweet Beet Smoothie
Who knew raw beets could taste so delicious?

Combine the following and blend:
TIP: use a high powered blender or cook beet before blending
Adapted from kimberlysnyder.com
Libations & Cheese of the Week
15% OFF
Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese
Bayley Hazen Blue is a Jasper Hill Farm, Vermont, original, and is made from high-quality whole raw milk. It has developed a loyal following because of its fudge-like texture, toasted-nut sweetness, and anise spice character. The paste is dense and creamy, with well-distributed blue veins. The usual peppery character of blue cheese is subdued, giving way to the grassy, nutty flavors in the milk.
15% OFF
Cricket Creek Farm Tobasi
From Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, MA. The cows at Cricket Creek Farm are all Animal Welfare Approved The deep earthiness of Tobasi is like a walk in the forest. This nutty cheese will melt in your mouth (or on your grilled cheese sandwich). Made from raw milk, and aged 2-4 months, Tobasi is your perfect crackers-and-cheese snack!
15% OFF
2014 Mauro Guicheney
Le Secret de Sainte Frivole
Bordeaux, France
SALE $13.59

Grape Varietal: 100% Merlot
 
Designation: Organic
 
Notes: In the glass, dark velvet red color. Out of the glass come aromas of ripe red fruits like cherry and raspberry along with rustic cedar notes.  The palate is bursting with bright fresh red fruit, round and firm tannins, and the elegance of classical Bordeaux. A very well, balanced wine!
 
Drink if you enjoy: Merlot, fruity but dry style red wine!
15% OFF
2016 Teutonic Wine Company Sprockets White
Willamette Valley, Oregon
SALE $16.99

Grape Varietal: 50% Scheurebe, 25% Huxelrebe and 25% Pinot Noir
 
Designation: Dry farmed and following sustainable practices
 
Notes: A wine done in the style of Austrian Gemischter Satz, where a bunch of different grapes are grown in the same vineyard and then blended together to make one wine. The aromas and flavors of orange zest, apricot and capsaicin with a dry talc minerality that goes on forever. The steely acidity is off the charts but given the amount of fruit here, that's a good thing. The balance and complexity of this wine is amazing!
 
Drink if you enjoy: Wines that are, to quote the producer, “Kick Ass!” And German or Austrian style wines made domestically on the West Coast.
15% OFF
Knee Deep Brewing
Tahoe Deep
Auburn, CA
SALE $14.10

Double IPA, 8.5% ABV, 66 IBUs
 
Tahoe Deep is an 8.5% ABV Imperial IPA brewed with Centennial, Cascade, and CTZ hops. It’s golden/orange appearance produces fragrant floral, and juicy tropical fruit aromas that lead up to a resinous pine finish. A true West Coast-Style IIPA.
 
4-pack, 16oz cans
15% OFF
Cidergeist
Dry Hopped Hard Cider
Cincinnati, OH
SALE $9.60

Hard cider with hops, 6.2% ABV
 
Dry hopped with Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest for citrus aromatics, this fine dry cider builds layers of delight upon the essence of the apples.
 
6-pack, 12oz cans
Grocery Specials
20% OFF
Hudson Valley, NY
Was $4.99
NOW $3.99
20% OFF
Trimona
Was $5.99
NOW $4.79
20% OFF
Equal Exchange
Was $3.39
NOW $2.69 each
20% OFF
Bearitos
Was $4.69
NOW $3.79
20% OFF
Napa Valley Naturals
Was $12.19
NOW $9.79 each
40% OFF
Thousand Hills
Was $10.99
NOW $6.59
10% OFF
Plainville
Was $6.59
NOW $5.99 each
10% OFF
Foods Alive
Was $7.49
NOW $6.99
Recipes

This recipe was adapted from "The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook: The Original Classics."
Rutabaga fries are what your life has been missing. Savory-sweet french fries made from healthy rutabaga. Low calorie, easy to make, and complemented by two delicious dips.
If you haven’t used collard greens as much as you’d like, it’s time to start now! These babies provide the 4th greatest amount of antioxidant capacity (related to overall dietary intake), among 12 nutrient-rich foods—ranking 4th behind sweet potato greens, mustard greens, and kale.

This soup really can be made in less than an hour and tastes like it simmered all day. Minestrone lends itself to variations, so improvise with the ingredients that you have on hand. If you don't have celery root, use regular celery.
Thank you for supporting this small, locally owned business and by extension our local farms and artisans. 

Your continued support throughout the Winter months is greatly appreciated. 

We wish you a healthy & happy 2018!
Aleisha, Brian, & Grace Gibbons
Owners, Berkshire Organics, LLC

813 Dalton Division Rd.
Dalton, MA 01226

413-442-0888
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