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in season

  JULY AUG SEPT.
APPLES     *
BLUEBERRIES * *  
RASPBERRIES * *  
CANTALOUPE   *  
PEACHES * * *
PEARS   *  
STRAWBERRIES   * *
WATERMELON   * *
BEANS * *  
BEETS * * *
BOK CHOY * * *
BROCCOLI * * *
CABBAGE * * *
CARROTS * * *
CAULIFLOWER * * *
CUCUMBERS * * *
EGGPLANT * * *
GARLIC * * *
LEEKS   * *
GREENS * * *
ONIONS * * *
PEAS * * *
PEPPERS * * *
POTATOES * * *
PUMPKINS     *
RADISHES * * *
SPINACH * * *
SQUASH, SUMMER * * *
SQUASH, WINTER     *
TOMATOES   * *
TURNIPS   * *
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PICK-YOUR-OWN FARMS AND FARM STANDS

PICK-YOUR-OWN FARMS

Bartlett’s Orchard
Richmond
apples
413-698-2559

Blueberry Hill Farm
Mount Washington
blueberries
AustinFarm.com

Blueberry Hill
Washington
Blueberries
413-623-5859

Bug Hill Farm
Ashfield
fruit
BughillFarm.org

Hilltop Orchard
Richmond
apples, plums, pears
HilltopOrchards.com

Howden Farm
Sheffield
raspberries, pumpkins
413-229-8481

Ioka Valley Farm
Hancock
berries, pumpkins, apples
413-738-5915

Jaeschke’s Orchard
Apples
413-443-7180

Lakeview Orchard
cherries, berries, plums, apples
LakeviewOrchard.com

Moon in the Pond Farm
Sheffield
heirloom vegetables, berries
MoonInThePondFarm.com

Noble’s Farm
Lenox
Strawberries
413-442-3722

Riiska Brook Orchard
Sandisfield
Apples
413-258-4761

Taft Farms
Great Barrington
berries, pumpkins
413-528-1515
TaftFarms.com

The Berry Patch
Stephentown, NY
strawberries
TheBerryPatch.net

Thompson-Finch Farm
Ancram, NY
berries, apples
518-329-7578
ThompsonFinch.com

Windy Hill Farm
Stockbridge
blueberries, apple
WindyHillFarmInc.com

Whitney’s Farm Market
Cheshire
berries, pumpkins
WhitneysFarm.com

FARM STANDS

Bartlett’s Orchard
Richmond
tomatoes, apples, baked goods
413-698-2559

Brattle Farm
Pittsfield
eggs, seasonal veggies, tomatoes, Merino yarn
413-499-1476

Berkshire Organics
Dalton
vegetables, baked goods, dairy
BerkshirerOganics.com

Bittersweet Farm
Pittsfield
vegetables self-serve
413-499-0200

Boardman Farm
Sheffield
corn, flowers, vegetables, flowers

Cloverhill Farm
Richmond
corn, vegetables, squash, pumpkins
413-698-3800

Cricket Crick Farm
Williamstown
cheese, eggs, meat, bakery
CricketCreekFarm.com

Equinox Farm
Sheffield
greens, tomatoes, root vegetables
413-229-2266

Good Dogs Farm
Sheffield
vegetables
GoodDogsFarm.com

Gould Farm’s Harvest Barn
Monterey
baked goods, eggs, dairy
GouldFarm.org

Hawthorne Valley Farm
Ghent, NY
cheese, dairy, vegetables, bakery
HawthorneValleyFarm.org

High Lawn Farm
Lee
dairy
HighLawnFarm.com

Howden Farm
Sheffield
corn, pumpkins

Ioka Valley Farm
Hancock
vegetables
IokaValleyFarm.com

Jaeschke’s Orchard
Pittsfield
fruit, vegetables
413-443-7180

Joshua’s Farm
Sandisfield
eggs, raw milk
JoshuaFarm.com

Markristo Farm
Hillsdale, NY
greens, vegetables
MarkristoFarm.com

October Mountain Farm
Becket
vegetables
OctoberMountainFarm.com

Old Chatham Sheepherding Co.

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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 when the city’s “Third Thursday” celebrations take place, the North Street market will be held on
Thursday 3–8pm instead of Tuesday.)
BerkshireHarmony.com

Pittsfield Farmers Market
Park Square’s Bank Row
Sa 10am–1pm, May 12–Oct. 20
BerkshireHarmony.com

SHEFFIELD

Sheffield Farmers Market
Old Parish Church parking lot, Rte. 7
F 2:30–6:30pm, May 25–Aug. 31
TheSheffieldFarmersMarket.com

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

West Stockbridge Farmers Market
Harris Street/Merritt Way
in the village center
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market watch: PROVIDERS

An opportunity to buy in a growth industry Visit a farmers market in California and you might find locally grown avocados, dates or grapefruit. OK, so we don’t have those here, but that’s what makes our radishes, corn and tomatoes all the more precious.
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market watch : EDIBLE DISCOVERIES

The Berkshires—once a respite for the country’s elite during the Gilded Age—has evolved into a welcoming array of food artisans, bespoke shops and innovative restaurants. For our inaugural issue, we have revisited local classics, discovered can’t-miss events of the season and unearthed the newest generation of entrepreneurs who embody the culinary ingenuity and spirit of the region.
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THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Sommeliers match palates in ice cream taste-off To look. To smell. To taste. These are finely honed tools required for tasting and judging fine wine. So when local sommeliers Caitlin Harrison of Mezze, Luc Chevalier of Blantyre and Dan Thomas of the Red Lion Inn convened for a blind tasting of five different brands of ice cream, they immediately applied their oenophile training. Edible Berkshires asked them to trade corkscrew for spoon to taste and rate the vanilla ice cream from five area brands, and then those same brands’ best sellers, regardless of flavor.
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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.
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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.

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.

The support from farmers, restaurants and local food artisans has been tremendous. Like most great ideas, Edible Berkshires began in the kitchen: the one of my youth as well as the one I have created with my own family, embracing a new ideology of how we approach what ends up on our plates.

My childhood kitchen was overseen by my mother. She would come home from the supermarket every Friday night with a dozen bags of groceries—it was all of our food for the week.… Read the rest

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