The Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers’ Markets will take place at Muddy Brook Elementary School Gymnasium, 318 Monument Valley Road, Gt. Barrington, MA 01230.
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 Saturday, December 17 from 10 am to 2 pm, Berkshire Grown will present more than 70 regional farmers, food producers and artisan crafters to the Berkshires at the last Holiday Farmers’ Market of the season.
In addition to farm and artisan food products, the Great Barrington market will feature items including wool, pottery, candles, soap, lotions, herbals, flowers and jewelry with new vendors Asia Luna, Bean Yarn, Berkshire Orchids, Lorna’s Naturals, Moho Designs, North Plain Farm Weaving and Pamela Read Hardcastle Garden & Floral Design plus a Metroland table and wares from market sponsor Kripalu’s gift shop. The Williamstown market will highlight new products/vendors at the December 17 market including handmade herbal soaps, glass beaded jewelry, handmade bags, silk-screened organic clothing, woodcraft and artisan breads from vendors including Dancing Bare, Memphremagog Studios, Erin Kaukus Design, Moho Designs, Naga Bakehouse, Norm Jolin and Peterman’s Boards & Bowls. Plus local burgers from the prize steer at this year’s Big E will be grilled outside for lunch by The Red Lion Inn, one of the market’s major sponsors. A complete list of vendors for the December markets is detailed below.
Many vendors will be offering items only available at this time of year or that have been created for these markets specifically. All vendors will feature locally grown, produced and crafted products.
Entertainment for the whole family will include live music at both venues and lunch items will be available for purchase. The Great Barrington market will feature a visit from Santa for the kids from 10:30 am – 11:30 am and the Williamstown market will highlight the Berkshire Chorale from 11:30 am to noon to ring in the holiday spirit. The Mocha Jam Band, a perennial favorite, will perform from noon to 1:30 pm as a benefit to the Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams.
The December 17th Holiday Farmers’ Markets will take place at the Muddy Brook Elementary School on Monument Valley Road in Great Barrington (10 am – 2 pm) and the Williams College Towne Field House on Latham Street in Williamstown (10 am – 2 pm.)
Visit www.berkshiregrown.org for additional details or call 413.528.0041.