Our April market is our FINAL INDOOR MARKET OF THE SEASON! Save the date for Saturday, April 14th from 9am to 1pm, in the beautiful Zion Lutheran Church.
Come stock up on local meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, art, and more. Come support small farms and businesses and strengthen our local economy. Come meet your neighbors and build a stronger, healthier community!
Join chefs Mariana Bergtold and Iris Kol at 11am to learn Pickling 101. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
CREATIVITY AND FUN:
Bring the kiddos by for some fun with Pixie Peepers Face Painting and Balloon Creations.
Come chat it up with Berkshire Environmental Action Team as they have LOTS going on (Berkshire Earth Expo Environmental Action Fair, a City-wide Pittsfield litter cleanup, the Pittsfield FREE Trees and Tree Walks programs… and so much more!).
Farmers and food producers will include:
– Assembly Coffee Roasters
– Cricket Creek Farm
– Dottie’s Coffee Lounge with Tyler and Pine
– Green Meads Farm Herbals
– Holiday Brook Farm
– Mountain Girl Farm
– Smokey Divas with their 92nd Sauce
– Square Roots Farm
– White Goose Gardens
– Windsor Jambs Farm
– Windy Ridge Farm
Artisans will include:
– Carrie Jean Converse
– Glam Gifts
– Shire Fire Candles
FRESH FOOD FOR ALL.
We will be matching $10 in SNAP benefits for the first 20 shoppers at our April market. Additionally, SNAP shoppers are eligible to partake in the statewide initiative, Healthy Incentives Program or HIP. A three year program, HIP matches SNAP purchases of local fruits and vegetables bought at participating farmers markets. Shoppers spend their SNAP dollars and have the amount of their purchase instantly added back to their EBT card. The monthly cap depends upon household size. Households of 1-2 can earn up to $40 per month, 3-5 members $60, and households with 6 or more members can earn up to $80.
The benefits of these two programs are huge…
it means that SNAP users have the opportunity to earn between
$50 and $90 worth of FREE fresh food at each of our monthly markets!