Berkshire Grown announces the launch of their 2020-2021 Holiday and Winter Market seasons for Great Barrington on November 21 and Williamstown on November 22. The Holiday Market will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sundays, November 22 and December 20 at Greylock Works in North Adams. The Winter Market begins on Saturday, November 21, from 10:00am to 2:00pm and runs monthly through April 2021 at Eisner Camp in Great Barrington.
Berkshire Grown Great Barrington Winter Farmers Market
53 Brookside Road, Great Barrington
Saturdays, 10 am–2 pm
November 21, December 19, 2020
January 16, February 20, March 27, April 10, 2021
Berkshire Grown Williamstown Holiday Farmers Market
508 State Road, North Adams
Sundays, 10 am–2 pm
November 22, December 20, 2020
Executive Director Margaret Moulton says “we are thrilled to offer these indoor winter markets to support our Berkshire farmers. Even in brief exchanges between farmers and shoppers at the socially-distant market, we are reminded how lucky we are to know the farmers who grow our food. The Winter Farmers Markets give community members the opportunity to support our farmers and local food producers and to thank them for all their hard work year-round.”
The markets will feature the abundance of local grown and produced foods found in the Berkshires. The offerings of local producers range from winter squash, greens, and root crops, to apples, meats, cheeses, honey, and maple syrup, as well as baked goods, jams, ferments, and cider. Admission to the Farmers Markets is free and SNAP/EBT is accepted at all markets.
While no food or drink can be consumed in the market area, Off the Shelf and North Plain Farm will be selling egg sandwiches and grilled sausages to take home and enjoy. At Greylock WORKS, The Break Room will be open during the market offering their coffee, pastries, breakfast, and lunch, from a menu focused on our regional farmers. Please view the Shopper Guidelines.
Both venues offer indoor shopping with plenty of parking. The number of visitors allowed in the market will be limited. Everyone entering the market area will be required to wear masks, and shoppers are encouraged to plan ahead by making a shopping list and sending only one or two household members to the market.
We are deeply grateful to our Winter Farmers Market Sponsors: Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College, Berkshire Bank, and Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup. Also, we have deep gratitude to The Berkshire Food Co-op, Herrington’s, and Mountain One all of whom support the Market Match program for SNAP dollars at the Berkshire Grown Holiday and Winter Farmers Markets. Berkshire Grown is also very grateful for very generous support from The Bookloft, Greylock WORKS, Guido’s Fresh Market, Lee Bank, The Prairie Whale, Rolling Rock Salt, Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, and Williams College Center for Environmental Studies.