Berkshire Grown to host final winter market


GREAT BARRINGTON >> Berkshire Grown will host its final winter farmers market of the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road.

It will feature locally grown and produced foods, plus live music, lunch fare and activities for children. Admission is free.

The market will showcase the Berkshire winter bounty of potatoes, carrots, beets, radishes, winter squash, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and all sorts of greens, as well as eggs, chicken, goat, grass-fed pork and beef, over a dozen different kinds of locally produced cheeses, ice cream, jams, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut and tempeh, honey, and baked goods. Grilled sausages and omelets will be on sale to eat at the event.

"The Berkshire Grown vendors are incredibly generous with samples, so the market is a fun place for families to try new foods. For example, there will be at least four types of radishes represented (watermelon radish, green and purple daikons, and black Spanish radishes called nero tondo)," said Barbara Zheutlin, executive director of Berkshire Grown. "And the ranges of cheeses is truly amazing. At the farmers market, you can taste each of the cheeses and discover new ones that you might not have dared to buy if you hadn't actually tasted it."

The market will feature live musical entertainment and Food Adventures will lead hands-on snack-making activities for children. Greenagers will also be on hand selling seeds to help community members start planning their own gardens.

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!" For more information or to become a member of the non-profit organization, see or call 413-528-0041.


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