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!”
Vendors at the December 18th Great Barrington market include allium restaurant + bar, Asia Luna, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Berkshire Orchids, Berkshire Organics, Berkshire Wildflower Honey, Cedar Farm, Consider Bardwell Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Earthborn Garden, Farm Country Soup, Farm Girl Farm, Farm House Bakers, Foggy River Farm, Good Dogs Farm, GooGoo Gourmet, Indian Line Farm, Jaeschke’s Orchard, Justamere Farm, Klara’s Gourmet Cookies, Leahey Farm, Lorna Herbals, Maiden Flower Farm, Markristo Farm, Mayflower Farm, Maynard Farms, Moon in the Pond Farm, North Plain Farm, Ooma Tesoro, Shaker Mountain Canning Company, Taft Farms and Zehr & Sons Mushrooms. Berkshire Grown will also be present.
In support of Berkshire Grown, this event is sponsored by Massachusetts Grown…and Fresher, The Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program at the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Mezze Restaurant Group, Mission Bar & Tapas/The Market, The Red Lion Inn, Storey Publishing and Slow Food of Western Massachusetts. Visit www.berkshiregrown.org for additional details or call 413.528.0041.