Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers Markets
December 14-15, 2013
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Join us this weekend for the last farmers markets of the year.

New location this year for Great Barrington Markets
= TWO ROOMS + food to eat OUTSIDE






At the Great Barrington farmers' marketturnips 2 2011 HFM new in Dec: Asia Luna, Barrington Bites, Bobbie Lefenfeld, BOLA Granola, Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Heather's Natural Beverages, JK Custom Furniture, Moho Designs, Mountain Girl Farm, North Plain Weaving  in addition to: Bean Yarn, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Berkshire Organics, Berkshire Wildflower Honey/ Mill River Farm,  Berle Farm, Broody Hill Cookies, Bug Hill Farm, Carr's Ciderhouse,  Climbing Tree Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Foxhill Farm, Hillhome Country Products, Hosta Hill, HR Zeppelin Chocolates, Indian Line Farm,   Leahey Farm, Mayflower Farm, Maynard Farms, The Meat Market, Mystical Rose Herbals, Naga Bakehouse, Night Owl Bakery, North Plain Farm/ Blue Hill Farm, Ooma Tesoro's, PaPa Dogs (Fox Hill Farms Beef), Raven & Boar, SoMa Catering, Sweet Brook Farm, Tortured Orchard, Trusted Roots Farm, West River Creamery, Zehr & Sons Mushroom Farm.


At the Williamstown farmers' market: new this week: Mighty Food Farm at HFM 2012 Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Dancing Bare, Erin Kaukas Designs, Hay Berry Farm, Heather's Natural Beverages, JK Custom Furniture & Design, Moho Designs, Mountain Girl Farm, Olive Designs, Peterman's Boards & Bowls, Shima Baby Gifts and SoMa Catering, in addition to: 3-Corner Field Farm, BabyCakes, Balderdash Cellars, Battenkill Brittle, Berkshire Organics, Berkshire Wildflower Honey, Berle Farm, The Berry Patch, Bug Hill Farm, Carr's Ciderhouse, Climbing Tree Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, East Mountain Farm, Elmartin Farm, Foxhill Farm, Gramercy Bistro, Hawk Dance Farm, Hoosick Hickory, Hosta Hill, Ioka Valley Farm, Jaeschke's Orchard, Jennings Brook Farm, Maynard Farms, Mighty Food Farm, Naga Bakehouse, Night Owl Bakery, North Plain Farm/ Blue Hill Farm, Ooma Tesoro's, Peace Valley Farm, Raven & Boar, Sweet Brook Farm, Tortured Orchard, West River Creamery, Wild Oats Market, Wildstone Farm, Williams College Dining.

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Harvest -Your-Own Trees!


Frederick Christmas Tree Farm

Mike Frederick

360 Washington Road (Route 8)

Hinsdale, MA 

413-655-8551 or

Choose-your-own trees


Justamere tree

 Justamere Tree Farm:


J.P. and Marian Welch

248 Patterson Rd.

Worthington, MA 




Justamere Tree Farm's Annual Holiday Choose & Cut Organic Christmas Trees

will be available on the farm Saturdays and Sundays in December from

9am-4pm. Come by the

picturesque farm in Worthington, MA for a idyllic winter experience.

Explore acres of trees and woods while searching for the perfect tree.

All Pure Maple Syrup products as well as Handcrafted Brooms will

be available for sale at the farm, along with handmade holiday swags and

wreaths!  For more information visit the website or call the farm at 413-238-5902




Ioka Valley Farm

The Leab Family

3475 Route 43

Hancock, MA



Winter Santa Ioka  Valley Farm Cut-your-own or pre-cut trees. Five varieties of Christmas trees and a hayride in "Santa's Cap" to the Christmas Tree Plantation. Open weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas

9:30 am-4:30 pm. Café open for breakfast.  

They also have an online Maple Store, Natural Beef, a Sugar House,  Uncle Don's Barnyard

  Visit them online.





Seekonk Tree Farm

Peter and Carol Sweet

32 Seekonk Cross Rd.

Great Barrington, MA


Cut-your-own or pre-cut trees in six varieties. Open through Dec. 24th, Monday-Friday 12:30-5 pm and 9am-5pm on weekends, or by appointment. The website here gives you information on a variety of trees: Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, White Spruce and White Pine.  They offer the stand straight tree system, and if you want to cut your own they provide saws. They also have wreaths, roping and more.



Environmental Planning Presentations:


TODAY Monday Dec. 9   4 p.m., Griffin Hall 6, Williams College




"Ephraim Williams Had a Farm: A Cost-Neutral Agricultural Plan for Williams College



Lucy Bergwall, Sara Clark, Eirann Cohen & David Kruger.  



  7 p.m., Visitors Center, Adams

"A Future for Farming: Land Leasing in Adams,"
Jamie Dickhaus, Julianne Fontana, Nick Kraus & Isaac Maze Rothstein. 


What We're Reading

Food Hubs: Local Food 2.0  

part of Orion Magazine's 
Reimagining infrastructure ORION  

"Reimagining Infrastructure"

Orion magazine From Farm to Table: Building local infrastructure to support local food  

By Rowan Jacobsen

Take a walk with writer Rowan Jacobsen through Vermont's Mad River Food Hub, a model of small-scale infrastructure that has enabled the local-food movement in Vermont to grow and thrive. This slide show is part of Orion's Reimagining Infrastructure series.
What We're Reading
How TV Has Made Us Stupid About Farming,
read Huffington Post here


"From parachuting cows to illiterate farmers, television has effectively dumbed down agriculture"

 by Forrest Pritchard  

Gaining Ground book cover

"Seventh generation farmer, author, Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm


Forrest Pritchard

  Smith Meadows The Farm


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