September 24th at the Market

Does taking your kids to the farmers market sound fun or daunting? It can be a whole lot of fun and a really great teaching/learning opportunity. We are so excited to be offering a special Market Tour and Chef Demo for you and your littles THIS Saturday…

Join Morgan Ovitsky and her son Austin at 11:30am for a tour we like to call:
“How to shop the farmers market WITH your kids!”

Morgan Ovitsky is a certified natural foods chef and nutrition educator who is currently working as the project coordinator of Be Well Berkshires, a program from the Department of Public Health. Formally Morgan worked for The Nutrition Center as the lead teacher of the community cooking classes and Food Adventures program, and as the head of nutrition at the New Age Health Spa in Neversink, NY. She is passionate about teaching people to cook and believes that if you know how to cook, you are in complete control of your health. She believes that cooking and eating healthy food can and should be a big part of everyone’s life.

Join Anna Gershenson all day at the market for cooking tips and tricks and samples!
Anna Gershenson is a gourmet caterer, educator and food consultant. Her career as a professional cook and instructor spans more than 25 years and she has married her passion for nutrition, whole foods and healthy eating with her experience as a gourmet cook.

Live Music and Special Guests

  • Live music with Reinhardt and Ciccarelli from 11am to 1pm.
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Learn about their October 15th walk (starting at The Common) and register at the market!
  • Come on down talk to Solar City and find out if solar energy is right for you.

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Farmers and food producers
Assembly Coffee Roasters: bagged coffee beans, hot and iced coffee
Cricket Creek Farm: artisanal cheese, meat, bread, grilled cheese sandwiches
Four Corners Farm: fruit and vegetables
Green Meads Farm Herbals: herbal products, succulents and floral bouquets
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, eggs
Uprising Farm: vegetables, fruit, wild foods, herbs, cut flowers, eggs
White Goose Gardens and Holiday Brook Farm: vegetables, microgreens, maple syrup, grilled breakfast sandwiches and hamburgers
Windy Ridge Farm: vegetables

Artisans
Things That Work: naturally derived home and body care, naturally handspun yarn and wool products

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Farm to Glass Throwdown

Join us THIS SUNDAY, September 25th at 5pm for our 2nd annual Farm to Glass Throwdown at Hotel on North. Come out and support local farmers, growers, makers and shakers, all to benefit the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market!

Sample six cocktails made with Berkshire Mountain Distillers and seasonal ingredients from the farmers market concocted by some of the best bartenders in the Berkshires! Give your vote for the People’s Choice Winner… then watch as the Throwdown begins. Lots of action. Lots of drinks. Lots of fun!

Our 2015 Throwdown Champ, Joe Scully, has chosen a MYSTERY INGREDIENT for the final round. Once revealed, competitors will have to create a cocktail on the spot in under two minutes…

Who will be the new Farm to Glass Throwdown Champ?
What will their winning cocktail be?
Get your tickets and find out!

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2016 Throwdown Who’s Who?

Competitors:
Jane Burns – allium restaurant and bar
Zoe Doucette – Mezze Bistro+Bar
Jesse Hunter – Dream Away Lodge
Jesse Lee Egan Poirer – Public eat+drink
Brayton Whitney – Eat on North
Kayla Zigmand – John Andrews Farmhouse

Judges:
Jenny Benson – Mission Bar + Tapas
Yuki Cohen – Methuselah Bar and Lounge
Scott Edward Cole – Monterey General Store
Billy Keane – The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
Eric Kerns – Bright Ideas Brewing
Suzy Konecky – Cricket Creek Farm

More reasons to hurry and get your tickets…

1. Be one of the first 50 guests to arrive to the Throwdown and receive a gift sample of Hosta Hill’s Krautonics, a shot glass from Fire Cider and a Blue Q handbag!

2. Dance party with DJ BFG. ‘Nuff said.

3. {Free} photo booth fun from Berkshire Photo Booth!

4. Hotel on North is offering a discounted rate of $149/room for guests staying the night. Call the hotel for details and booking.

Thank you to our generous Throwdown sponsors:
Berkshire Mountain Distillers | Classical Tents and Party Goods | Hotel on North
Berkshire Photo Booth | Encore Audio Event Services | Hosta Hill | Fire Cider | Blue Q