Berkshire Farmers Markets 2019: It Doesn’t Get Fresher Than Local

bushels of brightly colored peppers, in orange, purple, red, and greenNothing heralds the beginning of summer in the Berkshires than the opening of local farmers markets. Strawberries, blueberries, and melons straight from the garden nestled beside glistening fresh vegetables and fragrant flowers. It’s a sight for sore eyes after a long season of store-bought produce. The ever-increasing popularity of the farm-to-table movement ensures that local farm vendors bring a variety of goods to sell. Everything from homemade jams and jellies, to artisanal cheeses and fresh-baked goods entice shoppers. Some markets also feature local chefs preparing special dishes to take home for a quick meal. There are plenty of markets to choose from, all of which are listed at Berkshire Grown, but those located closest to the Inn are listed below:

Sheffield Farmers Market
May 24 through October 11, 2019
Fridays 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
Old Parish Church
Parking Lot
125 Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257

Great Barrington Farmers Market
May 11 through October 26, 2019
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
18 Church Street, Great Barrington, MA

You can be sure that breakfast at the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast features fresh local eggs, Berkshire maple syrup, and local produce sourced at the local farmers markets in season. But even throughout the winter months fresh produce can be found at area farms. Tell us what you love about shopping at your local farmer’s market!

Here’s a fun fact: Sheffield is mainly an agricultural community with 33 farms and there are actually more cows than people in Sheffield!

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