Holiday Farmers Markets are back in Williamstown and Great Barrington.
Berkshire Grown’s Winter Farmers Market in Great Barrington features the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, plus the yummiest grilled sausages and egg sandwiches. These popular community markets take place on Saturdays in November through April at the Monument Valley Regional Middle School. Each market runs from 10 am to 2 pm and shoppers can find their favorite farmers, food producers, and crafters among the more than 60 vendors at the winter markets. Join us for food, friends, farmers, and loads of fun on November 23, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 21, and April 18.
In Williamstown, Berkshire Grown’s Holiday Farmers Markets are back in their traditional location at the Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham Street. Sundays, November 24 and December 15, shoppers will be able to find their favorite farmers and vendors from 10 am to 2 pm.
The winter markets feature fun activities for kids, food for lunch, and live music. Admission is free and SNAP/EBT is accepted at all markets. Thanks to MountainOne and other market sponsors, SNAP dollars will doubled at all of the Berkshire Grown Winter and Holiday Farmers Markets! Berkshire Grown’s indoor farmers markets showcase the array of seasonal bounty of apples, potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and a variety of greens including kale, Brussels sprouts, and micro greens — all grown on local farms. Plus there will be the freshest eggs, chicken, lamb, grass fed pork and beef, over a dozen different kinds of locally-produced cheeses, jams, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, honey, and delicious baked goods.
“What is wonderful is that every dollar shoppers spend at a farmers market grows the local food economy, puts money directly into a farmer’s pocket, and keeps those farmers farming” said Margaret Moulton, Berkshire Grown’s executive director.
Major sponsors of the Winter Farmers Markets include Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup, Lee Bank, and the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College. For more information on Williams College’s ongoing commitment to sustainable food, visit sustainability.williams.edu.
In addition, Berkshire Grown is grateful for generous support from the Ed Herrington Inc., Storey Publishing, Berkshire Property Agents, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Rolling Rock Salt, the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, and the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.
About Berkshire Grown
Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape; its mission is to “Keep farmers farming!” Through events, workshops, promotions, advocacy, and education highlighting locally grown and produced food, Berkshire Grown helps to create a thriving local food economy. For more information, go to berkshiregrown.org or call 413.528.0041.