Programs are a critical piece of the work that Berkshire Grown does to improve the viability of local agriculture in the Berkshires. Click through to learn more about our individual programs, to get involved, or to offer your support.
Winter Farmers Markets
Every winter Berkshire Grown hosts monthly farmers markets, providing access to local goods throughout the off-season. Markets take place in November and December in Williamstown (the 2020 Williamstown Market will be held at Greylock Works-equidistant between Williamstown and No. Adams) and November through April in Great Barrington. These markets feature local farmers and food producers. Please watch for the 2023-2024 market season in September 2023 announcing dates and locations as well as vendor applications.
Our mentorships pair new and beginning farmers with more experienced farmers in the Berkshire Grown network. Farmers who have been in the field for 10 years or more share their knowledge, experience, skills, perspectives, and relationships with those in the process of launching and refining their farm businesses.
Share the Bounty purchases CSA shares from area farms and donates those shares to local food pantries, kitchens, and WIC families, providing local, healthy and whole foods to those in our community who would otherwise have limited access to local food.
Farm to Food Access is a collaborative effort managed by Berkshire Grown. Currently we work with Berkshire Bounty, the Community Health Program in Great Barrington, the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington, and the South Congregational Church in Pittsfield, MA. 2021 is the pilot year for this program.
Are you a farmer? Visit our Resources page – your home base for info about Berkshire Grown events for farmers, community resources, workshops, grants, and more to support your farm.