This Saturday February 13

Great Barrington 10 - 2 pm

Pittsfield, MA 9 am - 1 pm
don't miss them
local farmers depend on you!   

Great Barrington Vendors
Saturday February 13, 10 am - 2 pm 

Mill River Farm's greens
Asia Luna - soap, candles, creams, gift boxes  
Berkshire Co-op Market 
Berkshire Mt. Bakery - breads  
Mill River Farm - honey, greens, creams, candles, eggs, omelets
Caroline's Scottish Shortbread 
Chaseholm Farm Creamery - farmstead cheeses  
Cricket Creek Farm Cheese 
Cricket Creek Farm - artisanal cheese, grass-fed beef  
Greenagers - seeds/ garden beds  
Grey Raven - goat milk soap, honey
Hillhome Country Products - jams, jellies, pickles, preserves,  
Holiday Brook Farm - grass-fed beef, pork, maple, yarn, greens 
Hosta Hill - Tempeh, sauerkraut, kimchi  
Ivyopal - jewelry 
JK Custom Furniture & Design - cutting and serving boards, trays 
Matt's Cookie Bars- gluten-free cookies 
Mountain Girl Farm - eggs, goat milk fudge and soap, preserves  
MX Morningstar Farm - squash, potatoes, popcorn, kale, arugula, roots 
North Plain Farm & Blue Hill Farm - grilled sausages, beef, pork, eggs 
R & G Cheese: goat and cow's milk cheeses 
 Rock City Mushrooms 
Rolling Rock Farm - gourmet salts, peppers, blends; salt gift boxes  Samascott Orchards - apples 
Sky View Farm  - frozen beef, goat, pork, lamb 
Soasa Designs - artisan jewelry 
SoCo Creamery - ice cream scoops and pints to go 
Square Roots Farm- eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, lard soap,suet  
Strudel Z - sweet and savory strudels: apple, vegetable, blueberry    
Trusted Roots Farm -eggs, potatoes, winter squash, beets, carrots, kale  
H.R. Zeppelin Chocolates  
MX Morningstar Farm at the Winter Farmers' Market
The February market will showcase the Berkshire winter bounty of potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash, onions, garlic, mushrooms, kale, and a variety of other greens detailed above, 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 delicious baked goods.
Chaseholm Farm Creamery
Grilled sausages,  and omelets will be on sale to eat at the festive event.
Food Adventures will lead children's hands-on snack-making activities with seasonal ingredients.  Winter farmers markets here and on Facebook.

This Saturday February 13,  9am - 1pm
The Lighthouse of The Boys and Girls Club 16 Melville Street, Pittsfield.

For direct entry, park in the lot in between The Boys and Girls Club and the former Notre Dame church and enter all the way in the back through the big blue doors.


Assembly Coffee Roasters:
hot coffee and bagged coffee beans
Balderdash Cellars:
Caroline's Scottish Shortbread:
home-baked Scottish shortbread
Country Seasonings:
seasonings, spices and blends
Cricket Creek Farm:
artisanal cheese, bread, beef, grilled cheese sandwiches
Dandelion Hill Farm:
honey, eggs, goat pelts and more
Elmartin Farm:
beef and pork, hot chili ready to eat
Green Meads Farm Herbals:
herbal body care products
Matt's Cookie Bars:
gluten-free cookies
Mountain Girl Farm:
eggs, goat milk soap, goat milk fudge, preserves, baked goods, dog treats
North Yeast Bakery:
baked goods and confections
Square Roots Farm:
eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, lard soap, suet, sheep skins
Trusted Roots Farm:
eggs, vegetables, maple syrup
White Goose Gardens:
vegetables, maple syrup, yarn and wool products
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market On Facebook

Why Farmers Love the Markets!
"We'll be selling lettuce heads, mesclun mix, mustard mix, braising mix, arugula, pac choi, and spinach, which we grow in an unheated greenhouse, along with vegetables grown in our field under low tunnels," said Jan Johnson of Mill River Farm. "It's not easy to grow greens in December and I'm pleased that we're finally making it work. Now we just have to sell them. The retail opportunity presented by the Berkshire Grown markets is really important to us."

Lettuce growing at Mill River Farm, find it Sat. Feb. 13th at the farmers' market!

What we are reading

"Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably" 

"Washington State University researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment and be safer for farm workers.

The review study, "Organic Agriculture in the 21st Century," is featured as the cover story for February issue of the journal Nature Plants and was authored by John Reganold, WSU regents professor of soil science and agroecology and doctoral candidate Jonathan Wachter.

It is the first such study to analyze 40 years of science comparing organic and conventional agriculture across the four goals of sustainability identified by the National Academy of Sciences: productivity, economics, environment, and community well being. Read more

& MORE HERE at Union of Concerned Scientists:  Organic agriculture is key to feeding the world sustainably.

"Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price"
"The most infamous fact about organic food is that it's expensive-about 47% more expensive, according to a recent analysis from Consumer Reports. But a new review study published in Nature Plants analyzed everything research currently knows about organic farming versus the conventional kind and found that organic offers a lot of good that outweighs its sticker shock." read more 

"The cost of organic food
:  A new Consumer Reports study reveals how much more you'll pay. Hint: Don't assume that organic is always pricier."  
Read here in Consumer Reports

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Barbara Zheutlin, Director  
Kate Bailey, Program Coordinator 
Jamie Paxton, Outreach Coordinator