Seeking a gratifying summer activity?  We need a volunteer to pick up food from a farm and bring it to the People's Pantry in Gt. Barrington.
Berkshire Grown Mid - July 2016
Pick Your Own Berries

The season is so short - don't miss it!

Before going to a farm, always call / check Facebook/ web for the latest picking conditions.


The Berry Patch  518-733-1234
15589 NY Route 22
Stephentown, NY
 
Blueberry Hill Farm (Mount Washington) 413-528-1479
100 East St.
Mount Washington, MA   

Blueberry Hill Farm (Town of Washington) 413-623-5859
47 Washington Mountain Rd.
Town of Washington, MA
 
Bradley Farm 413-281-4621
545 North Main St.
Lanesborough, MA   

Bug Hill Farm 413-628-3980
502 Bug Hill Rd.
Ashfield, MA   

HayBerry Farm 518-285-9039
1276 Babcock Lake Rd.
Hoosic Falls, NY   

Ioka Valley Farm 413-738-5915
3475 Route 43
Hancock, MA   

Lakeview Orchard 413-448-6009
64 Orchard St.
Lanesborough, MA
 
Mountain Pasture Farm 413-623-6455
818 Surriner Road
Becket, MA   

Thompson- Finch Farm 518-329-7578
750 Wiltsie Bridge Rd.
Ancram, NY   

Windy Hill Farm  413-298-3217
686 Stockbridge Rd.
Great Barrington, MA

Pick-Your-Own Raspberry Farms
The Berry Patch 518-733-1234
15589 NY Route 22
Stephentown, NY
 
Bradley Farm 413-281-4621
545 North Main St.
Lanesborough, MA
 
Bug Hill Farm 413-628-3980
502 Bug Hill Rd.
Ashfield, MA
 
Howden Farm (for fall raspberries) 413-229-8481
303 Rannapo Road
Sheffield, MA
 
Lakeview Orchard 413-448-6009
64 Orchard St.
Lanesborough, MA

Find berries and more on Map-o-licious: Berkshire Grown's Online Farm Map 



Thanks for support of the Farm Guide to Berkshire Grown members and the


What we are reading

To Eat or Not to Eat?

The Food Date Labeling Act Could Help You Decide
"We toss so much food because we're not sure if it's safe to eat past the 'sell by' date. A federal bill... would standardize food date labels and could reduce waste in the process.
By Padma Nagappan in CIVILEATS

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH FARMING?

"...wasted food consumes 25 percent of the fresh water used to grow crops, on 28 percent of the world's agricultural land, as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) points out...."
KEEP READING MORE IN CIVILEATS
& by NRDC HERE

Read more Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, of Maine,  and US Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act.





NOFA = the Northeast Organic Farming Association
Summer Conference
August 12 -14, 2016
in Amherst, MA

Register here / More info here.

SAVE THE DATE
Monday September 19, 2016
Berkshire Grown's Harvest Supper  
at Ski Butternut, Great Barrington, MA

Super gratifying opportunity - volunteer to pick up food from a farm and bring it to the People's Pantry in Great Barrington.

Colfax Farm, West Stockbridge
Berkshire Grown's Share the Bounty project needs someone to:
 
-- pick up food in West Stockbridge on Wednesdays, store it overnight at your place
 
-- deliver it to the People's Pantry in Great Barrington sometime before 9 am on Thursdays. 
 
Please e-mail barbara@berkshiregrown.org   

Thanks!


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Barbara Zheutlin, Director  
Kate Bailey, Program Manager
Martha Bryan, Program Manager, Berkshire Agriculture Ventures
Jamie Paxton, Outreach /Program Manager     
413-528-0041

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