Edible Berkshires

BERKSHIRES REGIONAL FARMERS MARKETS

GREAT BARRINGTON

Farmers Market at CHP
Community Health Program
442 Stockbridge Rd.
Th 4–7pm, June 7–Aug. 30
wic@chpberkshires.org

Great Barrington Farmers Market
At historic train station behind Town Hall
Sa 9am–1pm, May 12–Oct. 27
farmersmarketgbsatam@gmail.com

Berkshire Community Market
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissy Rd.
Sa 11am–3pm, June 16–Oct. 27
BerkshireCommunityMarket.com

LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Area Farmers Market
Berkshire Mall parking lot
W & Sa 8am–2 pm, May 9–Thanksgiving
enitamarie@comcast.net

LENOX

Lenox Farmers Market
At Shakespeare and Company
70 Kemble St.
F 1–5pm, May 11–Oct. 12
rosemarylevine@yahoo.com

NORTH ADAMS

North Adams Farmers Market
Municipal parking lot on St. Anthony Dr.
between Marshall and Holden sts.
Sa 8am–noon, July 7–Oct. 27
vbosley@northadams-ma.gov

OTIS

Otis Farmers Market
Parking lot of Papa’s Healthy Food and Fuel
2000 East Otis Rd., East Otis
Sa 9am–1pm, May 12–Oct. 6
OtisFarmersMarket.Blogspot.com

PITTSFIELD

Pittsfield Farmers Markets
Senior Center, North St.
Tu 3–6pm, June 12–Oct. 9
(NOTE: On weeks … Read the rest

notable edibles

On April 5, on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick awarded citations to the five Edible Communities publications in the state for their contributions to sustainable agriculture and the farm to table movement. We feel honored to have been included, along with Edible Boston, Edible Cape Cod, Edible South Shore, and Edible Vineyard. We hope we will be able to live up to this honor.

 

Congratulations Great Barrington!

To everyone who lives and/or works in the town of Great Barrington, we are proud to be voted the best small town in America by Smithsonian Magazine in its May issue. We’re not surprised…www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/The-20-Best-Small-Towns-in-America.html

 

Congratulations to founder Darra Goldstein of Williams College, whose quarterly food journal Gastronomica shared the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for best food publication of the year. (Note: This award was given to the Edible Communities Publications in 2011.)… Read the rest

letter from the publisher

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Edible Berkshires, the newest member of the Edible Communities group of locally owned and edited publications that celebrate fresh, seasonal, local food. Widely recognized for their role in transforming the way people shop for, cook, eat and relate to food, Edible magazines have taken root in about 70 communities across the United Sates and Canada—and the seeds for our own local edition have quickly sprouted.

[pullquote]A new crop of young farmers is rediscovering the beauty (and value) of working the land. White-tablecloth restaurants are challenging their patrons with innovative new dishes that draw upon world cuisine while staying true to our regional sources. And innovative entrepreneurs are canning, baking and ice cream making their way into the hearts of locals and tourists alike. [/pullquote]

The support from farmers, restaurants and local food artisans has been tremendous. Like most great ideas, Edible … Read the rest

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