Wellness Day at the Market

Join us for a day of health and wellness! Demos and information from health practitioners, fitness instructors, nutritionists and more.

The day’s schedule includes:

  • 9am group run with Berkshire Running Center
  • Free classes with Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness– all ages and levels welcome:
    • 9:00 am Zumba w/ Rachael Plaine
    • 9:30 am AcroYoga Demo w/ Johanna Wise
    • 10:00 am Salsa w/ Alan Franco
    • 10:30 am Chair Yoga w/ Robin Seeley
    • 11:00 am Hard Core Interval Training w/ Tammy Rose
    • 11:30 am PiYo (Pilates Yoga) w/ Lisa Sears
    • 12:00 pm Nia Dance Fitness w/ Diane Firtell
    • 12:30 pm Kid’s Yoga w/ Leah Parker
  • 10am and 11am talk: “10 Powerful Lifestyle Tips for Health” led by Mark C. Pettus MD, FACP, Director Medical Education, Wellness and Population Health at Berkshire Medical Center, and creator and host of www.thehealthedgepodcast.com
  • 10:30 am photo of market shoppers and GIANT Seeds of Change grant award check
  • 10:30am Market Tour (tour guide TBA)
  • 10:30am, 11am and 11:30am: 20-minute yoga sessions with Radiance Yoga, open to kids and adults, followed by a 10-minute meditation at 12pm
  • Tasty samples and coupons from Guidos Fresh Marketplace
  • Chef demo with Anna Gershenson
  • Children make a healthy and delicious snack with Food Adventures
  • Free blood pressure screening with the BHS Wellness Van
  • 15-minute chair massages by the massage students at Mildred Elley
  • Activity and info from WIC
  • Free neck and back muscle tension testing and info from New Life Chiropractic
  • Health-Palm Readings and Divine Radiance Hand Healing Sessions with Bettina Zumdick
  • Info from Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires
  • Info from Solar City

Live Music
Join us from 11am to 1pm with live music with Nico Wohl.
blueberries

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
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
Wild for Greens: microgreens, fresh-pressed juices
Windy Ridge Farm: vegetables, fruit, microgreens, seedlings

Artisans
Amrita Lash Pottery: functional pottery
Galleria Cecilia: original art, coasters, notecards
Hey Kate Kimball!: note cards, prints & onesies
Inner Vision Studio: sets of laminated placemats of my original watercolors and watercolor/photos as well as tempered glass cutting boards

 

eggplant

Secrets of a Seasonal Cook:
{Summer} Eggplant

It’s a fruit, it’s a vegetable, it’s a BERRY! Eggplants are not only botanically fascinating (no, they are not a vegetable) but they also come in all sorts of colors and shapes (including a small white one that looks like an egg). And they are delicious. Don’t be fooled by that mushy eggplant parmesan of your childhood. Eggplant can be cooked in lots of ways that show off their delicious creamy texture, and flavor that ranges from mild to bitter–in a good way!

Roasted Eggplant with Yogurt and Berries
Ingredients:

  • 2 small-medium eggplants, cut in half
  • ½ cup raspberries (or other tart berry), smashed
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sprigs mint, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare coals in grill
  2. Drizzle olive oil over halved eggplants
  3. Place eggplants on grill at the edge of the coals, not over open flame
  4. Cook in covered grill for about 10 minutes on each side until eggplant is soft when poked with a fork
  5. Remove eggplant from grill
  6. Spread yogurt on cooked eggplant halves
  7. Sprinkle with salt to taste
  8. Spread smashed berries and chopped mint over top
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Did you know?
Eggplant and tomatoes are related – they both belong to the nightshade family of plants which is famous for its toxicity. But don’t worry, neither eggplants nor tomatoes are toxic!

* Photo and recipe by Cara Cummings at The Land Connection

BKC