Where do we find local food in the Berkshires? We have a rich blend here of locally made and locally grown, and creative makers from around the country and the world.

In Covid-19, the Berkshires has restaurants open for takeout, farmers markets and more.

Are you looking for a glass of wine at an outdoor table and a menu that changes with the seasons, or a diner that still serves turkey croquettes and chocolate malted milkshakes, or a cafe where the eggs come from the farm across the way?

In the Berkshires, we can be laid back and experienced at the same time. We have third-generation family farms, and we have Brooklyn chefs looking for a closer tie to the land. Sometimes they work together. Sometimes the chefs are farmers, and the farmers are chefs.

Some are born here, and some have come from around the world, from Malaysia to Australia. They blend a sense of flavor and a sense of humor. Looking purple potato chips? Grass-fed burger with blue cheese? Dumplings and shumai? Strawberries warm from the sun? We can find them.

Where can we find local food?

We like cooking from scratch in the Berkshires, and eating from scratch too. We have farm-to-table restaurants in the Berkshires, and food trucks that scramble fresh eggs for their breakfast sandwiches. We have makers and artisans in their own kitchens. You can find micro-brewers and coffee roasters … and even locally made chocolate. food co-ops and farm markets.
We also have weekly farmers markets north to south — in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, North Adams and Williamstown and more. And some farms welcome visitors to stop at their farm stands and meet this season’s calves, and maybe pick up an armful of sweet corn. Let me share some with you.