RI Selects: Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers’ Markets
Berkshire Grown, the organization that cultivates the farm-to-table movement to facilitate our eating fresh food all year long, is holding its first Holiday Farmers’ Markets on Saturday, November 21, in both Williamstown and Great Barrington. The markets will be an opportunity to buy many of the ingredients needed for a locavore Thanksgiving and a chance to get a jump on holiday shopping. More than 50 farms and restaurants are participating. In Williamstown, the vendors will include Appletree Hill Organic Farm, Baby Cakes, Berkshire Organics, Berle Farm, The Berry Patch, Chocolate Springs, Cricket Creek Farm, Elf Parlor, Gala Restaurant in partnership with Green River Farm, Hidden Pasture Farm, Jaeschke’s Orchard, The Market of Pittsfield, Mezze Catering, Mighty Food Farm, Naga Bakehouse, Peace Valley Farm, Sleeping Dog Farm, Sol Flower Farm, Sweet Brook Farm.
In Great Barrington, at the newly vacant old firehouse on Castle Street, the vendors will include Allium restaurant in partnership with Farm Girl Farm, Amy Cotler, Asia Luna, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Berkshire Orchids, Blue Moon Shrooms, Cardinelle Jackson, Cedar Farm Flowers, Consider Bardwell Farm, Dutch Desserts, Farm Country Soup, Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Farm House Bakers, Garlic Headz, Klara’s Gourmet Cookies, Indian Line Farm, Leahey Farm, Lorna Herbals, Maiden Flower Farm, Markristo Farm, Maynard Farms, Moon in the Pond Farm, Peace Valley Farm, Pittsfield Rye, R&G Cheese, River Valley Farm, Stagecoach Tavern and Taft Farm.
In the more-the-merrier spirit, Berkshire Grown is still seeking additional farmers and food producers who are interested in selling locally grown food and food products with a focus on educating the consumer about local sources. For the Williamstown market, contact Alyse Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Great Barrington market, contact Rosemary Levine at email@example.com or 413.528.8950.
Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers’ Markets
Saturday, November 21
Williams College Field House
10 a.m - 2 p.m
The Old Firehouse
Great Barrington, MA
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.