End of Season for Berkshire Community Market

NEWS FLASH from the Berkshire Community Market:

Berkshire Community Market has ended its first season with September 22, 2012 as the last Saturday market day.

Berkshire Community Market is powered by Greenagers. We thank them (Rachel – our market manager, Stefan, Kat, Jackie, Catherine, Kelt, Graham and Jamie) for learning how to run a farmers’ market with us! The new Market Makers program (greenagers.org) creates important and ongoing connections between this committed young workforce, the growers and producers they represent and our community. We thank Hawthorne Valley Farm, Bola Granola, Community Cooperative Farms, Turner Farms Maple Syrup, Windy Hill and Howden Farm (Famous Sweet Corn!) for participating in this valuable effort.

There are many farmers’ markets in the southern Berkshires that support local farmers and artisans and provide access for Berkshire County residents and visitors to the bounty they produce – West Stockbridge, Community Health Programs, Sheffield, Lenox, Great Barrington, Otis and Berkshire Grown’s winter markets, with others nearby in Norfolk CT, Hillsdale, Millerton and New Lebanon NY. We are proud to be among them.

Many, many thanks to our vendors (listed below) for allowing us to start a new market for them, to Berkshire South Regional Community Center and Jay at Laramee Cleaners for the use of their properties and for their support, to Will, Sam and Mike (the Greenagers staff) for their supervision and ingenuity, to Marco for his dedication and excellent math skills, to Tommy and David at Mavis Tires for their neighborliness, to the Town of Great Barrington (police, fire, health, city planning, building departments) for their guidance, to Jenny Schwartz and the Berkshire Coop for their educational programs under the kids tent, to Rose, Trudy, Michelle, Mary and Terri for sharing their Market Manager wisdom, to John Prusinski and Judy Eddy for their music and musical friends, to David Webber at MDAR, to The Shopper’s Guide, Berkshire Record, Berkshire Grown, WSBS, Ghi Signs and Kwik Print for getting the word out and of course to our customers!

We look forward to seeing you out on Route 7 next season.

In the meantime, please consider contacting our vendors directly to purchase their products!


Jenny and Suzy


Cricket Creek Farm
Williamstown MA

Full Field Farm
North Chatham NY

Community Cooperative Farms
Sheffield MA

Solid Rock Farm
Stockbridge MA

Bola Granola
Great Barrington MA

Turner Farms Maple Syrup
South Egremont MA

Howden Farm
Sheffield MA
http://howdenfarm.com ;

Hawthorne Valley Farm
Ghent NY

Broody Hill Cookies
New Marlborough MA

Pretiolas Handcrafted Pretzels
Housatonic MA

Raven & Boar
East Chatham NY

Camille’s Market
Great Barrington MA

Ooma Tesoro’s
Windsor MA

Chocolate Springs
Lenox MA

Tortured Orchard
North Egremont MA

Dancing Bare Soap
Plainfield MA

Bobbi Warren – beadwork
Housatonic MA

Maggie Martin- photography
Sheffield MA

Isabella Raven – glass work

Jennifer Surprise – ceramics
Greenfield MA

Diane Firtell – Berkshire artisan
Pittsfield MA

Cheebee Silkey – fabric bags and bookmarks
Otis MA

Francine Kelleher – fabric-bound albums and portfolios
Great Barrington MA

Tina’s Baskets
Winsted CT