There are 30 students in our Pittsfield Public Schools who are eager to learn to play music but whose families cannot afford to buy or rent instruments.
Let’s make sure all youth in our community have the opportunity to become a music maker. Raid your garage, attic, thrift stores… we are hosting a Musical Instrument Drive at the market THIS SATURDAY. Bring us your instruments!
We will have live music all day at the market thanks to the folks behind the Musical Instrument Drive.
Come on down for music by Sarabellum (Dr. Jay Ellis, Barbara Bashara, Dr. Phil Volastro, Valerie Kemp, Dr. Robert Taylor, Jane Salata and Dick Noble), Andy Kelly, Rob Fisch and Aaron Dean and String players from the PHS Orchestra.
- Our favorite beekeepers, Peggy White and Richard Clapper, will join us to talk Beekeeping 101. They will showcase an empty hive as well as a hive with live bees (under glass).
- Join New Life Chiropractic for free neck and back muscle tension testing.
- Visit the BHS Wellness Van for free blood pressure screening and health and wellness info.
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
First-Flower Farm: fresh cut flowers and bouquets, jams, jellies, pickles, flower sugars and syrups
Four Corners Farm: fruit and vegetables
Green Meads Farm Herbals: herbal products, succulents and floral bouquets
Hilltop Orchards: fruit, baked goods, preserves, spreads, pickles, honey, cheese, cider, wine and more
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
Farm to Glass Throwdown
Join us for our 2nd annual Farm to Glass Throwdown. Come out and support local farmers, growers, makers and shakers, all to benefit the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market!
On September 25th, six local bartenders compete to craft the best cocktail from Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ spirits and ingredients from the farmers market. Drinks are judged by an all-star panel of judges as well as the “people’s choice.” Get all the info and your tickets HERE before it sells out!
On October 1st, bring YOUR goods to the market for a good old-fashioned preserve swap. No money exchanged- just a chance to expand your pantry offerings! Get all the details HERE.