Summer Farmers Markets in the Berkshire region

Farmers markets across the region are gathering to share locally grown and locally made goods from greens and root vegetables to cheese and honey, often with fresh bread, crafts, live music and more. Here’s a look across the region as the summer season brings weekly markets almost every day across the region.

In the photo at the top, carrots gleam golden in the sun at the Pittsfield Farmers Market. (Photo by Susan Geller)

 

Berkshires

 

Dalton Farmers Market — Fridays 4 to 7 p.m. June 16 to Oct. 13, Dalton Community Recreation Association, 400 Main St., Dalton

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., producer-only market with local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, bread, wine, coffee, artisan goods. Live music, chef demos, workshops and children’s activities. A program of Alchemy Initiative, accepts SNAP / EBT, WIC and Senior benefits. Outdoors through Oct. 15 on the Common Park on First Street, Route 7. farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Great Barrington Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 28. Local vendors with fruit and flowers, meets, eggs and cheeses, baked goods, organic snow cones, locally roasted coffees, bakery, herbs and specialties and more, and Live performers. Accepts SNAP / EBT. 18 Church St., 413-854-3599, gbfarmersmarket.org

Hancock Farmers Market — Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 22 to Oct. 12.  Roadside farmstand, organic and local fruit and produce, Appletree Hill Antiques. 3210 Hancock Road, Route 43, Hancock, 413-458-3933

Lanesborough Farmers Market — Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ahrough Thanksgiving, with Blossoming Acres, Jaeschke’s Fruit and Flowers, Berry Knoll Farm, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Powell Ranch and Windy Ridge Farm. Berkshire Mall parking lot, Lanesborough. 413-569-3663 or 413-374-5646

Lee Farmers Market — Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 7. Harvest market Oct. 10. First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Place, Lee. 413-854-1561, leefarmersmarket.com

Lenox Farmers Market — Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. through Sept. 30. Vendors from soup to cider, Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, Dutch desserts, Cricket Creek Farm cheeses, Mary’s Kitchen cakes, natural soaps and more. New location at  St. Ann’s Church, 134 Main St., Lenox. lenoxfarmersmarket.com

Monterey Farmers Market — Tuesdays 4 to 6 p.m., June 6 through fall with vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, baked goods, jam and fruit. Monterey Community Center, 468 Main Road, Route 23.

North Adams Farmers Market — Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10  to Oct. 21, in St. Anthony lot with local farmers and food producers, crafts and musicians. St. Anthony Drive and Route 8 / Marshall Street, North Adams.

Otis Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 7. Parking lot of Papa’s Healthy Food and Fuel, 2000 East Otis Road, East Otis. 413-357-9919

Sheffield Farmers Market — Fridays, 3 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 6, Food from the farm and locally produced goods: meat, eggs, vegetables, salad greens, fruit, breads, desserts, prepared foods, cut flowers, honey, maple syrup, beeswax candles, popcorn, potted plants, and handmade gifts. First Congregational Church lot, 125 Main St., (Route 7), 860-706-4424, sheffieldfarmersmarket.org

West Stockbridge Farmers Market — Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., through Oct. 5. accepts SNAP / EBT. On Merritt Green on Harris Street, opposite the Post Office. 917-209-0926, weststockbridgefarmersmarket.org

Williamstown Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through to Oct. 14. Spanakopita and moussaka, baklava,  East Mountain Farm’s bratwurst and sausages, Mighty Food Farm’s glorious sunflowers, vegetables, maple products, cheeses, dried lowers, duck and chicken eggs, grilled sandwiches, jams an jellies, tarts and cobblers, quilts and more, with live music. At the base of Spring Street, 413-441-4811, williamstownfarmersmarket.org

 

Southern Vermont

 

Bennington Farmers Market — Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round, outdoors through Oct. 28, also Tuesdays 3 to 6 p.m. June 6 to Oct. 10. Fresh greens and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, crafts and more, demonstrations with local chefs, live music, accepts SNAP/EBT. River walk park along the Walloomsac River, 150 Depot St., Bennington, Vt. benningtonfarmersmarket.org

Dorset Farmers Market — Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round. Vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot foods, Vermont crafts, and live, local music. at J.K. Adams, 1430 Route 30, Dorset, Vt. 802-353-9656, dorsetfarmersmarket.com

Manchester Farmers Market — Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m., May 26 to Oct 6.

Community tent with local non-profits or a cooking demonstrations using local foods, music tent with local musicians, Art Farm kids activity tent with free, food-inspired crafts. Power of Produce Club for kids age 5-12 in July: kids get $2 coupon for any fruit or veggie. Adams Park, Route 7A / Main Street, Manchester, Vt. 505-470-4237, ManchesterFarmers.org

 

New York

 

Amenia, N.Y. — Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. year-round, outdoors May to Oct. Amenia Town Hall, Route 22. Accepts WIC, SFMNP. 845-373-4411, ameniafarmersmarket.com

Hillsdale, N.Y. — Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 28. Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 Route 22. 518-851-7518

Millerton, N.Y. —  Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 28. Millerton Methodist Church, 6 Dutchess Ave. 518-789-4259, millertonfarmersmarket.org

New Lebanon, N.Y. —  Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5 to Oct. 16. Windswept Farm, 36 Old Route 20

 

Connecticut

 

Cannan, Conn. — Wednesdays 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 7 to Sept. 20. Stadium System, 297 Ashley Falls Road, Route 7. canaanfarmersmarket.org

Cornwall, Conn. — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through Oct. Locally grown, raised and artisanal handcrafted food, edible and ornamental plants. 413 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, Cornwall, Conn. 860-672-2969, cornwallfarmmarket.org

Norfolk, Conn. — Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May to Oct. Locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally raised meat, herbs, cheese, yogurt, bread, cookies, tarts and pies, jewelry, honey and maple syrup, jams and pickles, arts, crafts and live music. Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. off Route 44. norfolkfarmersmarket.org

Salisbury, Conn. — Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organic vegetables, various grass fed meats, rustic breads, pizza, focaccia, cheeses, salad dressing, vinegars, vegetarian pate, maple syrup, jams, orchids, seedlings and occasional tastings.  38 Main St., Scoville Memorial Library lawn

— Information from Bennington Farmers Market, Berkshire Grown, Manchester Farmers Market, Lee Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Tourism, Lenox Farmers Market