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October 2014
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apples & pumpkins

Bartlett's Orchards (weekends) 
575 Swamp Road Pittsfield, MA 01201 

 508 Canaan Rd.
Richmond, MA
413-698-3301 or 800-833-6274   



Jaeschke's Orchard

West Rd.
Adams, MA




Lakeview Orchard (Tues - Sundays) 

94 Old Cheshire Road
Lanesboro, MA


Riiska Brook Orchard (Fri - Sun or by appointment)

101 New Hartford Rd.
Sandisfield, MA


Windy Hill Farm

686 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA




(weekends only, 11 - 5pm)


303 Rannapo Rd.

Sheffield, MA





Ioka Valley Farm

Free Hayrides 
* Animal Petting Area 
* Pumpkin Slingshot 
* Mazes 
* Pumpkin Races
September 20th - October 26th 
10 am - 5:50 pm 
(rain or shine)


3475 Route 43

Hancock, MA



                                               Support your local farmer!

Farmers' Markets!

Support your local farmers:

Seasonal farmers' markets will be closing - find one now!

Find year round Farmers Markets on  
Berkshire Grown's Map-o-licious

October in the Berkshires! 
Berkshire Grown collaborates with wonderful organizations hosting fabulous events:

Harvest Festival is this weekend!
Not to be missed, here are pictures & details:  
BBG Harvest Festival 2014
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2014

Farm Tour: Mighty Food Farm in Pownal, VT 

Friday October 10, 2014 at 3 pm




Join Wild Oats Market for a Visit to Mighty Food Farm in Pownal, Vermont 



Mighty Food Farm by GI Tour includes the new greenhouse dedicated to growing winter kale for Wild Oats customers and a Q&A with organic farmer Lisa MacDougall.

Friday, October 10, 3 pm - all are invited to join Wild Oats Market on a tour of Mighty Food Farm, a certified organic farm in Pownal, Vermont that grows a variety of organic produce. Participants will tour Mighty Food's fields and hoop houses with Lisa and her crew, and check out the hoop house that will be dedicated to growing fresh, organic kale for Wild Oats for the next three winters.

The tour begins at 3 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. After the tour, meet in the Mighty Food CSA barn for cider, cider donuts, and Q&A with the outgoing owner/operator of Mighty Food Farm, Lisa MacDougall. All are welcome to join us (and a farm tour is fun for all ages). Meet at Mighty Food's main driveway (next to the white farmhouse) at 549 Cedar Hill Road in Pownal.





Wicks is founder of the beloved Philadelphia restaurant the White Dog Café. She also helped to found Fair Food Philadelphia and the national organization Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), which is now a network of over 20,000 local independent businesses in the U.S. and Canada.  In 2009 Judy sold the White Dog with a unique agreement that preserves local ownership and maintains sustainable business practices.


Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. $10 or 10 BerkShares (BerkShares Preferred). Payment will be taken at the door. 







 Farm Tour: Hilltop Orchards, Richmond, MA

Friday October 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm


at Hilltop Orchards includes a hay ride and a cider tour that includes production, bottling and pressing. Hilltop is the primary cider supplier for the Berkshire Co-op during local apple season. They also supply the Co-op with local apples throughout the fall and winter. Come see how they do it and enjoy an apple inspired snack at the conclusion of the tour.


For more information or to sign up call Berkshire Co-op 413.528.9697 ext.10


Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery

508 Canaan Rd, Richmond, MA 01254

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Open House: Saturday October 18, 1 - 3 pm

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation sheep hill  For more information, click  WRLF or phone 413-458-2494.



Fall meadow scavenger hunt, gourd decorating, family games, cornhusk harvest dolls, cider and donuts


suggested donation $3






Thank you Berkshire Co-op Market shoppers!

Berkshire Co-op Market 

Thanks to the Berkshire Co-op Market's 1% Wednesday program in September, Berkshire Grown will receive $1,103.01

Alba Sanchez,  Haven Cafe and Bakery
Thank you for your support for the Harvest Supper! 
Chefs, Farmers, Underwriters, & each and every eater 
thank you farmers and chefs!!! 
See more pictures on Rural Intelligence

  Photos by Reinout van Wagtendonk
Dan Smith, John Andrews: A Farmhouse Restaurant 
Aura Whitman, nArURAlly Catering + Takeout
Allium Restaurant + Bar

Farmer - Landowner mixers
Please RSVP if you can join us, thanks!



Indian Line Farm
photo  by Jason Houston

Are you a...


Farmer seeking land?  


Landowner looking for a farmer to farm your land?


Farmer thinking about transitioning to the next generation or owner?


Join us for a Farmer-Landowner Mixer in North or South County 


Tuesday October 28 at Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

671 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown


Wed. October 29 at 264 Main Street, 3rd floor, Great Barrington  

(above Rubiner's) entrance stairs are to the left of Rubiner's entrance on Main Street


6 - 8 pm for light supper, beer and networking


These mixers will connect farmers seeking land with established farmers and farmland, and provide information and resources to sustain and increase farming in the Berkshires.


Please RSVP by Monday Oct. 20th to reserve dinner, thanks  & let us know if you are a farmer seeking land, transitioning, or a landowner. 



Berkshire Grown's 2014 Buyer's Guide to Locally Grown Food, Flowers and Plants

Find your way to farmers' markets, local farms and farm stands before winter. Look for a copy wherever you find brochures and flyers around the county.  
You can also browse listings of Berkshire Grown members on Map-o-licious..

The Buyer's Guide is distributed free throughout the Berkshires at more than three dozen locations. Many thanks for support from our members and the 


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    Barbara Zheutlin, Director  
Sheryl Lechner, Outreach Coordinator
Kate Bailey, Membership Associate
Shannon Barsotti, Farmers Market Manager, Williamstown
Suzie Fowle, Farmers Market Manager, Great Barrington  

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