Weekly Newsletter
September 19th, 2017
Serving Berkshire County Since 2008
This is it! The last official week of summer and boy has it been a great summer for local produce!

Many of our summer favorites have stuck around longer than usual because of the nice weather we’ve ben having but that will likely change very quickly.

Below are my top local produce picks for this week!

Summer Items:
  • Watermelon
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Color Peppers
  • Corn
Fall Items:
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Delicata Squash
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Bartlett Pears
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This weeks featured heirloom apples from Scott Farm in Dummerston, VT.

A German apple from the early 1900’s, thought to be an offspring of Cox’s Orange Pippin. A crisp apple with a citrus flavor and a sprightly balance of sugars and acids. Sometimes there is a hint of pear. Good for eating and cooking. Tends to be a large apple with orange-reddish skin. Very juicy, this is a good apple to blend in with other apples in a pie or tart.

Hubbardston Nonesuch
The pride of Hubbardston, MA in the late 1700’s. For generations, this apple has been highly regarded as a dessert, or fresh use apple, although it’s also very good in crisps and pies. “Nonesuch” was an Americanized version of the French term “nonpareil,” which was used to describe apples of the finest flavor. A beautiful clear red skinned apple, this is one of the best early season heirlooms that we grow.
Other Heirloom Vartieties:
Duchess of Oldenburg

New Apples

Sweet and tangy. The flavor is slightly tart, with a crisp and aromatic flesh. Nicknamed the "Mac". Classic Fall apple in New England!

Ruby Mac
The Ruby Mac flesh is more fine-grained than coarse and quite juicy, tinted green, and crisp though not hard. The flavors are balanced, though with some pleasing tartness, and present vinous flavors. There's also a little bit of raspberry, a nice touch, and some spice in the finish.

Ruby is clearly part of the Mac clan, distinguishing itself with some bright clean flavors. Some say Ruby Mac is a McIntosh x Rubinstar cross. But many other sources say that Ruby Mac is really a just sport of McIntosh, just as Rubinstar is a sport of Jonagold.

Other Apple Varieties Available:
Paula Red
Ginger Gold
Golden Supreme

Coming Next Week:
More Heirloom Apples

Local Apples
Now Only $1.49/lb!

Heirloom Apples
Local Pears Galore
Check out these varieties:
Bartlett, Green
Bartlett, Red
Still Going!

This includes:
White Peaches
Yellow Peaches
Long John & Blue Plums
When you order a produce basket we always try and feature a new local apple variety each week. We also try to include a different Winter Squash for several weeks so you can add variety to your diet and really taste the local Fall flavors. It's a great way to challenge and introduce yourself to new items.

This weeks baskets include the
Delicata Squash
Delicata squash is an heirloom variety with a sweet flavor similar to sweet potatoes. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and potassium. The skin is tender enough to eat when cooked, so there's no peeling involved. All you have to do is slice it and then cook it.

Winter Squash Now Available:
Baby Hubbard
Red Kabocha


Local, organic watermelon at its peak! This week we have classic red, yellow and swirl varieties!

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes return this week. Plus, check out all the other local potatoes we have available.


Beautiful heads of local cauliflower.

Local broccoli raab and bunched spinach are on special this week.

Libations & Cheese of the Week
Available to market & online shoppers
15% OFF
Ricotta Salata
Genuine Sardinian Sheep’s Milk Cheese
Pressed & Salted
Ricotta salata is a variation of ricotta that has been pressed, salted and dried. Ricotta salata is hard and white and has a mildly salty, nutty and milky flavor. It can be shaved or grated over salads, pastas and vegetable dishes.
10% OFF
2013 Penada Ensaio Tinto
Trás-os-Motes, Portugal
Grape Varietal: Touriga Nacional and Tinta Amarela
Designation: Sustainable
Notes: Intense aromas of red plum, black cherry, violet, tomato leaf, rosemary and a touch of freshly turned earth and mushroom. Dry, medium body with well integrated acidity. Mouth filling, ripe but fresh black fruit aroma lingers on the palate and evolves into lilac and savory herbal aroma on the finish. The weight, aroma and acidity make this a superb red wine for the table.
Drink if you enjoy: Lighter medium bodied wines like a fresh Sangiovese or Beaujolias style wines.
10% OFF
2014 Penada Ensaio Branco
Trás-os-Motes, Portugal
Grape Varietal: 50% Fernão Pires, 30% Malvasia Fina and 20% Moscatel-Galego-Branco
Designation: Sustainable
Notes: Flora aromatics with notes of grapefruit, citrus peel and honeysuckle as well as tropical fruits and hints of white peach from the glass. Pleasing mouth feel with this wine. Medium-dry on the palate, white fruits, delicious floral notes as well as ripe peach, papaya come with a spray of freshness to give this wine some lift on the finish.  
Drink if you enjoy: Medium bodied wines such as Torrontes or still (no bubbles) Moscato.
10% OFF
Artisan Beverage Cooperative
Blueberry Libation
Greenfield, MA

We use fresh pressed organic blueberries to give this variety a distinct taste and color. Blueberry Libation is another great variety in our expanding line of Ginger beers and we hope you love it as much as we do. Gluten free, Sulfite free.
750mL bottle. 9% ABV
10% OFF
Trout River Brewing
2 Varieties
Springfield, VT
Trout Vermont Single IPA
India Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, Bitterness: 65 IBUs
A unique, refined beer; Trout River’s take on a session IPA. Brewed with a blend of malts, a touch of wheat, and three different hops varieties. The end result is a smooth, crisp, and hoppy IPA. Brewed with care for our discerning IPA lovers!
Trout of Solace IPA
India Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, Bitterness: 65 IBUs
Clean, crisp, sophisticated, and seductive to the palate. Trout of Solace is discreet but make no mistake about it - the hop profile in this IPA is anything but. Trout of Solace showcases a stunning combination of Ekuanot, Citra, and the star of the show: the intriguing 007 Hop. The setting for this story is a smooth charming composition of European malts.

4-pack, 16oz cans
20% OFF

  • 8 varieties of craft beer

  • 4 varieties of rose wine

Grocery Sale Items
Sale Online This Week Only
10% OFF
Willoughby Cheese
from Jasper Hill Farm, VT

This succulent and buttery washed-rind cheese has aromas of peat, roasted beef and onions – a strong and complex front for the subtle milky, herbal, ripe-peach flavors within. Willoughby has a thin, tender, rosy-orange rind, which adds earthy dimension to the texture and flavors of the gooey interior. Pair with juicy rose, funky saison beer or raw floral honey.
 10% OFF
NOW $3.29 
Regularly $3.69
10% OFF 
 The Piggery
NOW $5.49
Regularly $5.99
NOW $7.69
Regularly $8.59
10% OFF
Once Again
Prices vary - see website
Roasting intensifies delicata squash's flavor. Seasoned with rosemary and maple, this recipe's great on its own or with pork or turkey.
The spices develop a zippy deep flavor profile. The coconut milk only adds about a gram of fat per serving but it tastes like you are eating full cream!
A buckle is a cake like cobbler with a crumble topping.

Bulk Organic All Purpose Flour
Vegetable Masala is one of my very favorite Indian dishes, featuring crisp vegetables served in a creamy, spicy sauce.

Try this dish served over this easy to prepare pearl couscous
Season is still going!
Picked fresh from the farmer's field.

Thank you for supporting a small, locally owned business, our local farms and local food artisans. 
Aleisha, Brian & Grace Gibbons
Owners, Berkshire Organics, LLC
813 Dalton Division Rd.
Dalton, MA 01226