Berkshire Grown Announces Largest Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers’ Markets Yet

The most highly anticipated farmers’ markets in the Berkshires are hosted by Berkshire Grown during the autumn months when the chance to buy from local farmers and food producers is a rare special occasion.

Berkshire Grown’s Holiday Farmers’ Markets will be the largest Thanksgiving markets held to date in the organization’s four-year-history of providing the opportunity for local farmers and food producers to market during an extended season in New England.

This year, Berkshire Grown will present 69 regional vendors between two locations at their fourth annual Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers’ Markets on November 17 and 18 in Great Barrington and Williamstown. Additional markets produced by Berkshire Grown will be held on December 15 and 16 at each location.

“Berkshire Grown’s aim is to keep our farmers farming,” says Barbara Zheutlin, executive director of Berkshire Grown. “Our Holiday Farmers’ Markets extend the season for Berkshire area farmers. The markets are the most delicious way to strengthen our local economy because when we buy from farmers the money goes directly into their pockets and we get to eat locally grown food. It’s a win-win.”

Berkshire Grown’s Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers’ Markets will be held on Saturday November 17 at the Muddy Brook Elementary School Gymnasium, 318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington, and on Sunday November 18 at the Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham Street, Williamstown. Each market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live music at both venues and a selection of lunch items will be available for purchase. The markets are free and open to the public.

Visit http://berkshiregrown.org/holiday-farmers-markets-2012 for a complete press release, lists of vendors, event and sponsor info, and more.