Berkshire Grown

Our Mission

Keep Our Farmers Farming!

Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape.

We do this by…

  • Advocating for farmers
  • Supporting good agricultural practices
  • Fostering education and outreach
  • Increasing community access to local food
  • Networking farmers and food buyers
  • Promoting locally-grown and produced food
  • Promoting economic development by focusing on the viability of the agricultural economy

Our Vision

Berkshire Grown is the “go to” network linking farmers and the Berkshire community. Through events, workshops, promotions, advocacy and education highlighting locally-grown and produced food, Berkshire Grown helps to create a thriving local food economy.

Berkshire Grown is proud to be part of the Massachusetts Coalition for Local Food and Farms  working in all regions of Massachusetts to strengthen local agriculture and increase the amount of local food eaten by Massachusetts residents.

What is Berkshire Grown?

Board of Directors

  • Allison Rachele Bayles, President *
  • Ariel Bock
  • Neil Chrisman
  • Tom Curtin, Treasurer *
  • Laurily Epstein, Vice President *
  • Sarah Gardner
  • Annette Grant
  • Roberta Haas
  • Jane Iredale
  • Jan Johnson
  • Jake Levin
  • Dawn Masiero
  • Laura Meister
  • Julie Michaels
  • Joel Millonzi
  • Peter Platt *
  • Martin Stosiek, Clerk *
  • Hester Velmans
  • Lee Venolia
  • Adam Zieminski

* Members of the Steering Committee of Berkshire Grown

Staff

  • Barbara Zheutlin,* Executive Director, barbara (at) berkshiregrown (dot) org
  • Kate Bailey, Program Manager, kate (at) berkshiregrown (dot) org
  • Martha Bryan, BAV Program Manager, mbryan (at) fairpoint (dot) net
  • Jamie Paxton, Program/Outreach Manager, jamie (at) berkshiregrown (dot) org
  • Alicia Rossie, Membership/Outreach Coordinator, alicia (at) berkshiregrown (dot) org
  • Shannon Barsotti, Farmers’ Market Manager, Williamstown
  • Jess Camp, Farmers’ Market Manager, Great Barrington

Telephone 413-528-0041 | Fax 413-528-6241
Office Address: 314 Main Street, 2nd Floor Great Barrington, MA 01230
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 983 Great Barrington MA 01230

Berkshire Grown is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Photos on the site: Jason Houston, Jonathan Hankin, Glenn Geiger, Christopher Blair

Watercolor by Stephanie Anderson


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