Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, February 16, 10am-2pm
Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Market

Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Market f eatures the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, plus the yummiest grilled sausages, egg sandwiches, and lamb kebabs. These tremendously popular events take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month - November through April.

Shoppers can find their favorite farmers and vendors from 10 am to 2 pm at Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington. The winter markets feature fun activities for kids, food for lunch, and live music. Admission is always free and SNAP/EBT is accepted at all markets.

For more information about this and upcoming markets, visit BerkshireGrown.org/FarmersMarket .
After more than a decade of helping teenagers and young people discover meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management, Greenagers has finally found a home of their own.

Find out more about The April Hill Conservation and Education Center Greenagers' plans for the property by reading the article here .
 Congrats to Roots Rising for the great work they are doing with young people in our communities and supporting local agriculture.

We're excited for the Roots Rising teens to assume the responsibility of running the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market!

Find our more about Roots Rising and Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market here .
Indoor Farmers Markets
While Berkshire Grown is hosting more Farmers Markets than ever this year (a total of 8 markets between November and April), other markets have moved inside for these colder months. Check out pages 4 & 5 of this year's  Guide to Local Food and Farms  to find your market and  subscribe to our calendar  to always know when food events are happening. 

Berkshire Grown's Great Barrington Winter Farmers Market is on the 3rd Saturday of each month November through April at Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. Saturdays, 10AM-2PM - February 16, March 16, and April 20.

Don't forget: Amenia, Bennington, Copake, Millerton, New Lebanon, Norfolk, North Adams, and Pittsfield Farmers Markets are indoors for the colder months - most of them throughout the winter!
Sign Up for a Farm Share - CSA for 2019!  
Check out  Find Food and Farms  for the list of CSAs in the region. Some farms fill up early, so sign up now! 

CSA = Community Supported Agriculture 

If you join a CSA Farm now, you provide the farmer with funds to buy seeds and supplies, and in the season you receive a share of the crops. Some CSAs continue into the winter, check it on  Find Food and Farms
Forgotten Farms Screening - FREE
Saturday, March 9, 3 PM - 5 PM
Mount Everett High School, S heffield, MA 01257

If you haven't seen "Forgotten Farms," make sure to get to Mount Everett High School on Saturday, March 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 guided discussion with area dairy farmers, policy experts, state officials, dairy cooperative representatives, and local land trusts.

Berkshire Grown, Sheffield Land Trust, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield Agricultural Commission, Berkshire Farm Bureau, and Agri-Mark Cabot Dairy Cooperative are the event's sponsors.

For more information about the film, visit ForgottenFarms.org .
Save the date for the Great Barrington Farmers Market's first ever fundraiser! Join your friends and neighbor farmers on April 27, for a night of storytelling at The Mahaiwe. Tickets go on sale Feb 14 and all proceeds go towards the summer Market's Nutrition Assistance Programs - doubling SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market checks.

This is a chance to help support this important effort to bring nutritious local food to your neighbors' tables while also supporting local farms and small businesses.

Visit GreatBarringtonFarmersMarket.org for more information about the market and upcoming events.
Giving Thanks to this year's Market Sponsors
Thank You to Big Y!
Berkshire Grown was honored to be the 1st recipient of Big Y's Community Bag Program in Great Barrington!

Many thanks to shoppers who purchased a reusable Community Bag at the Big Y World Class Market  in Great Barrington Jan 14 - Jan 31. Big Y donated $1 per bag to Share the Bounty - Berkshire Grown's win-win project that supports farmers by purchasing CSA farm shares and donating the farm-fresh food to local food pantries and kitchens.

Big Y has long been a supporter of local food and farmers and is an ardent supporter of Berkshire Grown. Thanks to Big Y for choosing Berkshire Grown and for your help in keeping farmers farming!
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

Margaret Moulton, Executive Director
Jess Camp, Program Manager
Alicia Rossie, Communications Director

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