July 23rd at the Market

Come shop for fresh, local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, bread and baked goods, wine, coffee, artisan goods and more. SNAP proudly accepted.

Find us
Every Saturday, now through October 15, 9am to 1pm
The Common, First Street, Pittsfield

Live Music
Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 for live drumming and singing on traditional instruments from West Africa and the Caribbean with Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center co-founder Aimee Gelinas (Gaia Roots, Trio Candela and Sifer) with guest drum students, The Berkshire Rhythm Keepers.

Special Guests

aimee gelinas

Farmers and food producers
Assembly Coffee Roasters: bagged coffee beans, hot and iced coffee
Balderdash Cellars: wine
Brattle Farm: vegetables, meat, honey, wool
Cricket Creek Farm: artisanal cheese, meat, bread, grilled cheese sandwiches
Elmartin Farm: meat, grilled hamburgers
Green Meads Farm Herbals: herbal products, succulents and floral bouquets
Hilltop Orchards: fruit, baked goods, preserves, spreads, pickles, honey, cheese, cider, wine and more
Maynard Landscape: perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, hanging baskets
Mountain Girl Farm: eggs, preserves, goat’s milk products
Nourish The Sheep: paninis, wraps, fresh-made drinks, low-sugar desserts, vacuum-sealed freezer meals
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Breads Co: freshly baked bread and rolls
Square Roots Farm: meat, vegetables, eggs, sheep skins
Taft Farms: vegetables, fruit, seedlings, baked goods, cut flowers
The Sweetish Baker: baked goods
Trusted Roots Farm: vegetables, seedlings, eggs
Uprising Farm: vegetables, fruit, wild foods, herbs, cut flowers, eggs
White Goose Gardens: vegetables, microgreens, maple syrup
Windy Ridge Farm: vegetables, fruit, microgreens, seedlings

Artisans
Melanie Sullivan: beaded jewelry
Milltown Beadworks: handmade beaded jewelry and accessories
Things That Work: naturally derived home and body care, handspun yarn and wool products

Julia Windy Ridge

Vendor Spotlight:
Windy Ridge Farm

Come on down and meet Julia of Windy Ridge Farm. Agriculture has been a part of Julia’s life since her childhood, growing up on a farm in rural Western, MA. She attended the University of Massachusetts and worked on several vegetable and livestock farms and as a landscaper. After having her first child, Julia founded Windy Ridge Farm, a small organic produce farm and plant nursery in Hawley, MA. Their focus is on edible and medicinal seedlings and small shrubs. The Farm attends several farmers markets and offers a wholesale program for plants.

Julia is also the Community Garden Manager for the City of Pittsfield!

arugula

Secrets of a Seasonal Cook:
{Summer} Arugula

Dress it up! Arugula, a spicy green-leafy herb can not only be used as the base of your salad, but can also be blended up to make dressing or a pesto. It is also a wonderful pizza topping (add it after the pizza is cooked)–and don’t forget the flowers, you can eat those too, and they are a beautiful addition to your salad. Like a lot of greens, you get a ton of nutrition packed into those leaves, and they are available almost year-round, even in places like Illinois that have harsh winters.

Arugula Mint Dressing over Salad Greens
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup corn or other light vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • Juice of 2 limes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor
  2. Serve with fresh salad greens

Did you know?
Arugula’s peppery flavor has a natural cooling effect on the body and helps to keep you hydrated. This makes it a great addition to salads on a hot day!

* Photo and recipe by Cara Cummings at The Land Connection