Farm-Fresh and Freezing

November 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Farm-Fresh and Freezing

It’s 30 degrees in Great Barrington right now, and the overnight low is expected to dip to 25. It’s almost cold enough to make snow, and we can’t wait to get started as soon as possible.

This is not typically the time of year that we think of locally-grown, farm-fresh food. But here in Great Barrington, and throughout Berkshire County and the surrounding region, our farmers are hard at work all year long, providing a bounty of food to local markets and restaurants.

During the summer and early fall, Great Barrington has not one, but two weekly farmers’ markets, bursting with produce, plants, baked goods, and meat from local farms. And though the fall harvest is done and the markets have ceased for the winter, there’s still so much good, fresh, local stuff, that Berkshire Grown has decided to bring them back for one last wintry hurrah. Though you probably won’t find peaches and berries like you might find in the warmer months, the markets “will feature grass-fed meats, root vegetables, honey, syrup, eggs and other specialty foods from more than 60 vendors.”

Tomorrow, Saturday November 20, and in one month, on Saturday December 18, the Great Barrington Farmers’ Market will reappear, this time in a warmer indoor location (at the old Searles School on Bridge Street downtown).

If you find yourself in Great Barrington this weekend, or perhaps skiing or boarding at Butternut in a month, we encourage you to stop by the Farmers’ Market to see (and taste) some of the best of the Berkshires.

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