September 3rd 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 11am to 1pm for live music with The Ukeville Stringband.

Special Guests

  • Bring your kiddos down to get their own special balloon from Balloon Ben!
  • Come on down and meet The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary- America’s Life Savers!

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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
Four Courners Farm: fruit and vegetables
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

Artisans
Ali Herrmann: original artwork and handmade jewelry
Galleria Cecilia: original art, coasters, notecards
Melanie Sullivan: jewelry
Milltown Beadworks: jewelry
Soasa: handmade beaded jewelry and accessories
Things That Work: naturally derived home and body care, naturally handspun yarn and wool products

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Secrets of a Seasonal Cook:
{Summer} Carrots

It nearly goes without saying that carrots are good for you. How many times were you implored, “Eat your carrots! They’re good for your eyes!”

With a whopping dose of vitamin A (about 8,000 units per carrot) and lots of beta-carotene and other anti-oxidants, carrots are a nutritional powerhouse. They are also packed with high levels of potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, which help keep bones, nerves, and muscles functioning well. But the ocular claim is dubious.

According to Jane Grigson, the great English cookbook writer, during World War II, in order to encourage the consumption of carrots, one of the few foodstuffs not in short supply, the British authorities spread the rumor that fighter pilots consumed vast quantities of carrots to enable them to see in the dark. And from that propaganda, countless mothers on both sides of the Atlantic have implored countless children to eat their carrots.

Colorful Carrot Slaw
Ingredients:

  • 1 pound carrots (any color), peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley (or tarragon or herb(s) of your choice)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Buttery crackers, small biscuits or hot, crusty baguettes, for serving.

Instructions

      1. Cut carrots into matchstick pieces and transfer to a bowl.
      2. Whisk the lemon juice and oil together, pour over carrots, and toss. Add parsley and toss again. Then add salt and pepper to taste.

You can make this light meal in minutes. Just grate the carrots, toss with oil and lemon juice, then put a heaping spoonful on a cracker, biscuit, or crusty, hot bread. Add another drizzle of olive oil, and another pinch of herbs for a mouthwatering treat of contrasting textures and flavors. Who says food can’t be simple, beautiful, healthy, and delicious all at the same time?

Seasonal Cook’s Notes: Serves 4 as a side dish, or 2 as a main course. The more different varieties of carrots you use, the more delicious, nutritious, and beautiful this slaw will be. You can eat it as a salad, or serve on crackers, biscuits or bread.

Did you know?
Red, black, yellow, white, purple, green-these were the colors that wild carrots (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace) started out being – pretty much every color but orange! First cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, the original domesticated carrot was purple outside and yellow inside, similar to the Purple Dragon carrots you see at local farmers markets.

* Photo and recipe by Cara Cummings at The Land Connection

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Get Your Tickets!

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

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

So how does the Throwdown work?

Six bartenders from across Berkshire County are chosen to compete in the Throwdown. They are given a variety of Berkshire Mountain Distillers spirits to choose from as well as five ingredients from the farmers market (they must choose two to include in their cocktail). They have a couple of weeks to experiment and perfect their cocktail…

On the day of the Throwdown, guests arrive and are greeted by each of our six Competitors. They will sample each of their cocktails and then use their voting cards to choose their favorite. The overall favorite will be deemed the “People’s Choice.”

After our guests have sampled their cocktails- the show begins… each competitor takes to the stage and creates their cocktail LIVE for the judges to sample. Judges narrow down the competitors to just three, who move on to Round Two. The three competitors are then given a “Mystery Market Ingredient” and go head to head crafting a cocktail in under two minutes. Judges sample the Mystery Market Cocktails and announce the Throwdown Champ!

DJ BFG takes over and gets the dance party going!

Competitors:

  • Jane Burns – Allium Restaurant + Bar
  • Zoe Doucette – Mezze Bistro + Bar
  • Jesse Hunter – The Dream Away Lodge
  • Jesse Lee Egan Poirer – Public Eat + Drink
  • Brayton Whitney – Eat on North
  • Kayla Zigmand – John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant

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

The first 50 guests to arrive to the Throwdown will receive a sample of Hosta Hill’s Krautonics and a special FtG cocktail recipe card!

This event would not be possible without the generous sponsorship from:
Berkshire Mountain Distillers | Classical Tents and Party Goods | Hotel on North | Hosta Hill | Blue Q

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Win FREE Tickets…

We are so excited to be able to give out two sets of FREE tickets to the Oldtone Roots Music Festival!

Incredible lineup, gorgeous venue, lots of dancing, workshops, contests, camping and farm-to-table food. Yes, yes, yes and yes!

There are two ways you can score a free pair of tickets…

1. Buy the 25th ticket to our Farm to Glass Throwdown. You were already going to go, right?!

2. Be the 4,500 fan on our Facebook page. Already like us? Tell all of your friends to like our page, unlike us and re-like us. Do what you have to do!