Lunch for seniors, holiday markets on tap


The Claire Teague Senior Center will hols a turkey luncheon at noon on Thursday at the center, 917 Main St., Great Barrington.

Luncheon will be followed by a discussion led by author and historian Carole Owens. Owens will have her books available. If you already own a book by Owens and would like her to sign it, bring it.

The luncheon is $2. All are welcome. For more information, call 413-528-1881.


Berkshire Grown announces six Holiday Farmers Markets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington and Sundays at Williams College Towne Field House in Williamstown. These events ill feature the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, and grilled sausages during months when farmers markets are rarely open in the region. Admission is free and SNAP/EBT and HIP accepted at all markets.

The markets will feature fun activities for kids, food for lunch, and music.

The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) matches SNAP purchases of fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and CSAs — providing SNAP customers with extra dollars to spend every month.


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