Community Member Benefits

As a contributor to Berkshire Grown, you support local farmers and promote locally grown food, strengthen the local economy, feed hungry neighbors through Share the Bounty, and preserve open space. Thank you!
$50 Donations Receive:

  • Discounted tickets to delicious Berkshire Grown events
  • Berkshire Grown’s monthly E-newsletter
  • Berkshire Grown’s Guide to Local Food and Farms
  • A Berkshire Grown sticker for your car, water bottle, or to share with a friend

$100 Donations Receive:

  • All benefits at the $50 level and an invitation to a farm tour

$250 Donations Receive:

  • All benefits at the $100 level and an invitation to a member-only gathering

$500 Donations Receive:

  • All benefits at the $250 level and name recognition at the Harvest Supper

$1,000 Donations Receive:

  • All benefits at the $500 level and an invitation to an exclusive tasting party

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Food and Farm Business Member Benefits

As a food and farm business member (farmers, food producers, food buyers and restaurants that buy from local farms) you receive the following benefits:

 

Your business’s listing in Berkshire Grown’s Guide to Local Food Farms – a brochure for the public that lists every Berkshire Grown business member and farmers market alphabetically by town. Thousands are printed and distributed throughout the county each spring.

 

Your business’s listing in Berkshire Grown’s Farm to Table: Business-to-Business Directory – a complete listing of our professional members; local farms and food producers, restaurants, inns, retail stores, and other professional food buyers and farmers’ markets. It’s an easy to use guide for our professional members to connect with one another. Each entry includes contact information and lists what is grown, raised or produced. It is updated yearly and emailed as a PDF to all professional members. It is also available as a hard copy upon request.

 

Your business’s listing on Berkshire Grown’s online searchable map “Find Food and Farms”: Members are listed on our searchable Google map page called Find Food and Farms on our website. We offer a free link to each member’s own website—for full-time presence on the web throughout the year.

 

Discounts to Berkshire Grown’s Workshops and Events: Receive a reduced vendor rate at BG’s winter farmers markets, a reduced rate on BG’s winter workshop series, and discounted ticket prices to our fundraising events throughout the year, including the Harvest Supper and the March Maple Dinner. These events are designed to promote local businesses and farms.

 

Keep Farmers Farming Programs: Access to grants, resources, mentorship and networking opportunities, including the Beginning Farmer Mentorship Program, Share the Bounty, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Local Farmer Awards.

 

The Annual Business-to-Business Networking Event: Happening for over 16 years now, it is an opportunity for buyer, farmer, and food producer members to network, and for growers and producers to share their product samples and meet potential new buyers.

 

Year-Round Publicity: As the region’s leading advocate for local agriculture, we are continually supporting and promoting local farms and food through our e-newsletter, which is emailed monthly to over 3,000 recipients, through Facebook and Twitter, print literature, press releases and news articles, print and radio advertising, leaflets and flyers, and special events.

 

Farmer Advocacy: As a member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Local Food and Farms, Berkshire Grown advocates for legislative change that benefits local agriculture.

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