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Thank you Holiday Farmers Market Sponsors!


Look who will be at the farmers' markets:


Asia Luna, Assembly Coffee Roasters, BabyCakes, Balderdash Cellars, Battenkill Brittle, Bean Yarn, Berkshire Botanical Garden; Farm & Garden Program, Berkshire Co-op Market, Berkshire Mt. Bakery, Berkshire Organics, Holiday market Williamstown 09 Berkshire Wildflower Honey/Mill River Farm. Berle Farm, Berry Patch, Bradley Farm, Bug Hill Farm, Carr's Ciderhouse, Castle Street Café, Cedar Farm, Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Clarksburg Bread Company, Climbing Tree Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Dancing Bare Soap, Dutch Desserts, Inc., East Mountain Farm, Elmartin Farm, Food Adventures (Co-Op) , Foxhill Farm, Gramercy Bistro, Guido's, Hawk Dance Farm, HFM 2011 apples Hay Berry Farm, Hillhome Country Products, Hoosick Hickory, Hosta Hill, Indian Line Farm, Ioka Valley Farm, Ivyopal, Jaeschke's Orchard, Jennings Brook Farm, JK Custom Furniture & Design, Joan's Kitchen (Joan's Garlic), Justamere Tree Farm, Many Forks Farm, Maplewood Fiberarts,  Matt's Cookie Bars, Mayflower Farm, Maynard Farms, Mighty Brittle (For the Love of Pie), Mighty Food Farm, Moho Designs, Mountain Girl Farm, MVRMS Project Connection, MX Morningstar Farm, Mystical Rose Herbals, Naga Bakehouse, No. Six Depot, North Plain Farm & Blue Hill Farm, Oakwood Farm, Oliva Provisions, Ooma Tesoro's, cheese cricket creek Paper Cake Scissors, Peace Valley Farm, Peterman's Boards & Bowls, Raven & Boar, Red Barn Pottery, Rolling Rock Farm, Shima, Shire City Herbals, SoMa Catering, Square Roots Farm, Stonecreek Farm, Studious Baker, Sweet Brook Farm, The Marketplace Kitchen, Tortured Orchard, Trusted Roots Farm, Wild Oats Market, Wildstone Farm, Zehr & Sons Mushroom Farm




Support Berkshire Grown farmers!


Buy Locally Grown + 


Harvest -Your-Own Trees!


Frederick Christmas Tree Farm

Mike Frederick

360 Washington Road (Route 8)

Hinsdale, MA 

413-655-8551 or frederick12fir@verizon.net

Choose-your-own trees





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



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.

What we are reading  

Read It and Reap "Modern Farmer" and the back-to-the-land moment.

Modern Farmer cover
"According to Ann Marie Gardner, [the magazine's founder and editor,] though, Modern Farmer is less a magazine than an emblem of "an international life-style brand." This is the life style of people who want to "eat food with a better backstory"-from slaughterhouses that follow humane practices, and from farmers who farm clean and treat their workers decently....

"She calls them Rurbanistas, a term she started using after hearing the Spanish word rurbanismo, which describes the migration from the city to the countryside. Rurbanistas typify the Modern Farmer audience.
"Modern Farmer has its offices in Hudson, New York .. read more in
The New Yorker

UPDATE from AG INSIDER by Chuck Abbott,  from the Food and Environment Reporting Network - check out FERN
Modern Farmer is Adweeks' "hottest newcomer" magazine

Adweek declares National Magazine Award-winner Modern Modern Farmer Donkey cover 2014 Farmer to be the "hottest newcomer" among magazines. "Founded in 2013 by former Monocle editor Ann Marie Gardner, the indie is targeted at anyone with an interest in where his or her food comes from," says Adweek of the one-year-old magazine, which also has a frequently updated Web site. Gardner announced last week that she would leave Modern Farmer, which the New York Times described as "a magazine that glamorizes farming and has become one of the magazine industry's biggest recent success stories."
What We're Reading

"On Smaller Farms, Including Organic Farms, Technology and Tradition Meet"

By Andrew C. Revkin

from Dot Earth, a blog in the NY TIMES 



What is the role of technology in farming? Read more 

What We're Reading
Working the Land and the Data  

"LEESBURG, Ind. - Kip Tom, a seventh-generation family farmer, harvests the staples of modern agriculture: seed corn, feed corn, soybeans and data.

"I'm hooked on a drug of information and productivity," he said, sitting in an office filled with computer screens and a whiteboard covered with schematics and plans for his farm's computer network.

"Mr. Tom, 59, is as much a chief technology officer as he is a farmer. Where his great-great-grandfather hitched a mule, "we've got sensors on the combine, GPS data from satellites, cellular modems on self-driving tractors, apps for irrigation on iPhones," he said.

"The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land. It is also helping them grow to compete with giant agribusinesses.... read more 


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

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   
Kate Bailey, Program Coordinator
Shannon Barsotti, Farmers' Market Manager, Williamstown
Suzie Fowle, Farmers' Market Manager, Great Barrington  

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