Winter Farmers Markets
Grow in the Snow

Shoppers and vendors arrived with smiles for the February Winter Farmers Market despite sub-freezing temperatures, and they left with brimming market baskets and re-usable shopping bags. More than 900 people filled the gym at Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington, buying and selling fresh greens, local meat, cheese, eggs, and delicious baked goods plus a rainbow of jams, jellies, soaps and crafts. These beloved winter season markets take place indoors on the the 3rd Saturday of the month, all the way through April. Remember to shop for all your cold-season menu items at the next indoor market, on Saturday, March 21, 10 am to 2 pm.

The winter market feature fun activities for kids, food for breakfast or lunch, and live music. Admission is free. SNAP/EBT is accepted and, thanks to our market sponsors, SNAP dollars will be doubled up to $25 at all of the Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets.
E verything you see here was at the February Market!
Bread, Meat, and Cheeses
Gifts for Everyone and Tabletop Supplies
Fruit, Greens, and More
What We Are Watching:
Preseason Maple Sugaring in Western Mass

By: Brian Sullivan for Connecting Point on WGBY
Maple season varies year-to-year based on the weather, but maple farmers in western Massachusetts are busy year-round.

Find out more about the harvest season by watching this video from Connecting Point on WGBY and enjoy some maple products this season!

Watch the video here .
What We Are Reading:
Berkshire chefs return to James Beard House

By: Faith Linz for The Berkshire Eagle
James Beard Foundation photo by Angela Cardinali
So many great Berkshire Grown chefs, restaurants, and farms were represented on Friday, January 31 at the James Beard Foundation 's "Rooted in the Berkshires" in NYC.

Chefs from  The Tap House at Shaker Mill Morgan's at the Interlaken Inn Heirloom Fire Mezze Bistro+Bar , and  cafeADAM  worked together to highlight root vegetables from the Berkshires.

Read the article here .
Spring Supper 2020
Save the Date
CSA Day is February 28!
Reserve your share of the coming harvest by signing up for a CSA today.

Not only will you enjoy the incredible local food, but by buying a CSA share now, you will also support your farmer at a time of year when they need it most.

 Find your CSA Farms on Berkshire Grown's website:
Indoor Farmers Markets
Berkshire Grown has a total of 8 markets on the calendar between November and April, but be sure to check out ALL the indoor markets in the Berkshires during the winter months.

North Adams Farmers Market
1 st Saturday, November through May

Pittsfield Farmers Market
2 nd Saturday, November through April

New Lebanon Farmers Market
3 rd Sunday, November through May

That means that shoppers throughout Berkshire County can buy directly from farmers year-round!

Our neighbors in New York and Vermont have markets throughout the winter as well. More information about the Amenia, Bennington, and Millerton farmers markets can be found on our calendar. Subscribe today by clicking here .
What We Are Reading:
The Farm Bureau Takes a Step to Shore Up the Struggling Dairy Market

By: Lela Nargi for Civil Eats
Dairy industry insiders are struggling to respond to stagnant milk prices, rising costs, increased competition, and a changing marketplace. As dairies struggle and many close, the effect is being felt throughout the entire agricultural industry.

One way farmers, advocates, and policy makers are trying to stabilize the industry is by managing supply - possibly on the national level.

Read the whole article here.
Berkshire Grown seeks an organized self-starter
Exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about local food and farms.

Part-time Membership and Office Manager (25-30 hours/week) in Great Barrington. For more information, visit

Thank You to Jan Johnson of Mill River Farm
Thank you to departing board member, Jan Johnson. Jan served on Berkshire Grown's Board of Directors for 10 years and we look forward to seeing her at farmers markets and local food events in the future.

In saying our goodbye's to Jan, we have also welcomed new board members: Molly Comstock and Marjorie Shapiro.
Giving Thanks to this year's Market Sponsors
Stay in Touch
Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly. 
Please send information to

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

Join Berkshire Grown  here .