Pick Your Own 
Always Call Ahead for Availability 
apples & pumpkins
M-F, 7am-5pm; S-S, 8am-5:30pm
575 Swamp Road Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-698-2559 
7 days a week, 9am-5pm
508 Canaan Rd.
Richmond, MA
413-698-3301 or 800-833-6274

Jaeschke's Orchard
7 days a week, 10 am-6pm
736 Crane Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-743-3896

W-M, 9am - 5pm (Store Hours) and   9am - 4pm (Apple Picking)
94 Old Cheshire Road
Lanesboro, MA
413-448-6009

Riiska Brook Orchard
F-Sun, 9am - 5pm (or by appointment)
101 New Hartford Rd.
Sandisfield, MA
413-258-4761
S-S, 10am - 5pm 
326 River Rd. , Ulster Park, NY 12487
Phone: 845-331-6908

Windy Hill Farm
7 days a week, 9am-4:30pm
686 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA
413-298-3217

Pumpkins: 

S-S and holidays, 11am - 5pm
303 Rannapo Rd.
Sheffield, MA
413-229-8481

September 23 - October 29,  Fall Fun Weekends
W-Sun, 10am - 5pm
Free Hayrides * Animal Petting Area * Pumpkin Slingshot * Mazes  * Pumpkin Races
3475 Route 43
Hancock, MA
413-738-5915
 

Visit  BerkshireGrown.org/find-food-and-farms for more "Pick Your Own" options. 

This year's Harvest Supper was an outstanding success as we celebrated the incredible food of our region, the hard-working farmers who grow it, and the talented chefs who cook at the world-class restaurants in and around the Berkshires.

Click here  to read about the remarkable event in Rural Intelligence - the next-best thing to being there.


Did you know that 10-12% of our region's households are food insecure and don't have enough healthy food to eat?

Join us and  Berkshire Agricultural Ventures for a presentation, book sale & signing, and reception Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00-11:30 am at Dewey Hall (91 Main Street) in Sheffield, MA.

Tickets are $15 and can be reserved at    berkshireagventures.org .

Saturday, October 7
10-11:30 am
Dewey Hall (91 Main Street) in Sheffield, MA

Farm ers Markets 
Fall is here and with the lower temperatures and shorter days comes the time to say goodbye to our outdoor, summer farmers markets.  

Be sure to visit your market before it closes for the season and thank your farmer for the delicious Berkshire bounty.
 
Check out pages 4 & 5 of this year's Guide to Local Food and Farms to find your market.

By:  Elodie Reed for The Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire dairy farmers are the backbone of the county in more ways than one. The Fairfields Dairy Farm in Williamstown has been operated by the Galusha family for five generations and continues to look for ways to innovate today.
 
This article is the first in a 4-part series in The Berkshire Eagle Read the whole article here.  


Monday, October 30, 7pm 
 
St Johns Church
Park Street
Williamstown, MA
Sponsored by  Wild Oats Market
 

The documentary tells the story of New England dairy farmers.

Berkshire Grown is Seeking Volunteers:

We need help:

*  tracking event attendance
*  distributing flyers to promote farmers markets
*  event clean-up


Interested in helping? Email buylocal@berkshiregrown.org. 

By: Terry Cowgill for The Berkshire Edge
State Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli greets Winton Pitcoff. Barbara Zheutlin, center. Photo by Terry Cowgill

Did we see you at the Great Barrington Farmers' Market on Saturday morning? Thanks to Terry Cowgill from the Berkshire Edge for coming and covering State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli and Winton Pitcoff from MA Food System Collaborative announcing the success of the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP).
 
Read the whole article here

Save the Dates:
 
Berkshire Grown's Holiday Farmers Markets
Saturdays: November 18, December 16, January 13, and February 17
Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Rd.,  Great Barrington

Sundays: November 19 and December 17
Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham Street,  Williamstown
All Markets 10AM-2PM

Giving Thanks
 
Berkshire Grown thanks Amy Rudnick, the amazing Event Coordinator who has produced Berkshire Grown's extraordinary Harvest Supper for many years. We are inspired by her creativity, energy, ideas and passion for farms and community.  
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
Jamie Paxton, Outreach Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Membership Outreach Coordinator, Newsletter Editor

Join Berkshire Grown here .