Locally roasted coffee, native plants or gently herbed hand cream … the regular Pittsfield Farmers Market welcomes in farmers and artisans together, and even landscape designers. You may meet a collective of young farmers who plough by horse-power. You may sample sunwarm blackberries from an 18th-century tavern in the hilltowns.
The year-round market has now become the only teen-led market in the region. Roots Rising, a program that helps teens to work at farms and food pantries throughout the Berkshires, supports crews working on farms inspring, summer and fall and the crew who runs the market in all seasons. They are working toward building a food truck crew as well.
From May 11 to October 12, the market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the downtown Common, on First Street (Route 7) just before it turns right into Park Square at the heart of the city.
From November to April, the farmers market continues once a month on second Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., right next to the Common.