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 Farm to Food Access programs, and preserve open space. Thank you!
$50 Donations Receive:
- 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
$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 special events
$1,000 Donations Receive:
- All benefits at the $500 level and an invitation to an exclusive tasting party
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.
Educational Winter Workshops and Technical Assistance to help farmers and local food producers refine and grow their business. Watch for the 2024 Winter Workshops series. Technical assistance is available year round.
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, Instagram, print literature, press releases and news articles, print and radio advertising, leaflets and flyers, and special events.
Keep Farmers Farming Programs: Resources for farmers including networking opportunities, seasonal workshops series, the Beginning Farmer Mentorship Program, Share the Bounty, and access to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Local Farmer Awards.
Farmer Advocacy: As a member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Local Food and Farms, Berkshire Grown advocates for legislative change that benefits local agriculture.
Discounts to Berkshire Grown’s Workshops and Events: Receive a reduced vendor rate at Berkshire Grown’s Winter Farmers Markets, a reduced rate on BG’s winter workshop series, and discounted ticket prices to other events throughout the year. These events are designed to promote local businesses and farms.
Your business’s listing on Berkshire Grown’s online searchable map Food and Farms. We offer a free link to each member’s own website—for full-time presence on the web throughout the year.