The Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers’ Markets will take place at the Searles School Gymnasium on Bridge Street in Great Barrington Saturday, December 18 (9 am – 1pm).
This is a community marketplace to extend the selling season for farmers as well as invite community members to join in celebration of the wide array of regional farms/food producers available.
On November 20, Berkshire Grown hosted more than 60 regional farmers and food producers in the Berkshires reaching more than 2,500 community members at the second annual Holiday Farmers’ Markets on Saturday, November 20, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The markets generated $40,000 in income in just four hours at the Great Barrington and Williamstown markets combined. “The markets were an overwhelming success and we were thrilled with the turnout,” said Barbara Zheutlin, executive director of Berkshire Grown. “We had an impressive number of vendors at both locations and received very positive feedback from customers and vendors alike. The economic impact of these markets has been incredible for the farmers. Everyone cannot wait for the December 18th market!”