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 winter all the way 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. Join us for food, friends, farmers, and loads of fun on January 18, February 15, March 21, and April 18.
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 our market sponsors, SNAP dollars will doubled at all of the Berkshire Grown Winter Market! 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 winter greens — all grown on local farms. Plus there will be the freshest eggs, chicken, lamb, grass fed pork and beef, cheeses, jams, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, honey, and delicious baked goods.
“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,” says Margaret Moulton, Berkshire Grown’s executive director.
Major sponsors of the Winter Farmers Markets include Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup, Lee Bank, Storey Pubishing, and the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College.
In addition, Berkshire Grown is grateful for generous support from the Ed Herrington Inc., Berkshire Property Agents, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Rolling Rock Salt, the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, Mountain One, and the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.
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.