13 votes
Great Barrington Farmers Market
 

top recruiters for Great Barrington Farmers Market

  • Janet Elsbach
  • 2008 days, 14 hours ago
I like to know who and where my food comes from. I love the visions of meals to come as I walk around and see what is being harvested. I like the sense of rootedness that comes of eating what is growing now where I live, and of seeing the hands and faces of the farmers who make that possible. And to do all this in community--what could be better?

most recent votes for Great Barrington Farmers Market

  • minna zaret
  • 2004 days, 32 minutes ago
I look forward to every Saturday morning for a renewaal of why I wanted to live in the Berkshires {which I have for the past forty years} It is my special market place with tyhe added satisfaction of supporting my neighbors. I intend to go every week eev though my precious eight pound Malyese pup has been bannede for not not having market manners. It was just her overwhelming enthusiasm for the event that carries her away when she sees her compatriots .Go9od luck
  • Molly Sheriff
  • 2004 days, 16 hours ago
Great vendors, products, and ambience at the Great Barington Framers market.
  • sharon adams
  • 2006 days, 21 hours ago
  • suzi baum
  • 2006 days, 23 hours ago
Where else can I go to sample fabulous tastings of great food made with produce I can buy within 10 paces? Where else do farmer's come together with consumers to discuss weather, soil conditions and just what to do with that huge yellow cauliflower? Where else do kids get to see the people who grow dinner for them and thank them with enthusiasm for kholrabi? How about the old ladies seeking celeriac or the pushy New Yorker hunting arugala or the sweet fruit growers who's daughters have taken over the market stand? The community who gathers at our GB market are a mixed bag of local and far flung, all supporting a fine web of activity that noursishes our bodies, the earth and our souls. Why would I shop anywhere else?
  • alana chernila
  • 2007 days, 17 hours ago
I support it because it's fabulous.
  • Jane Salamon
  • 2008 days, 3 hours ago
Love it..............I always feel cheated when I cannot get there.
  • Laurily Epstein
  • 2008 days, 4 hours ago
I support the Great Barrington Farmers Market for many reasons. First and foremost is because over the years I've become friends with most of the vendors. The farmers tell me how to prepare an unusual ingredient, or share a new recipe, or just make me feel good to be buying the freshest and healthiest food in town. I also support the market because no matter when I go, I run into friends. And that feels good. Another reason I support the GB farmers market is because I can buy food there I can't buy elsewhere. The peach salsa, the soups, Marjan's dropdead chocolate pie--who can live without them? And for several months at the beginning the farmers market season, there's a wide variety of small plants available for growing my own food. Smart farmers started them, and I get to enjoy both their labor and my own. I could go on and on about why the Great Barrington Farmers Market is one of the greatest places in the southern Berkshires, but this is already too long and maybe even too mushy.
  • Leslie Shatz
  • 2008 days, 4 hours ago
Who could possibly resist the freshest locally grown produce, meats, eggs and cheese, bread and baked goods, flowers, plants, honey, and condiments? The Farmers Market is the weekly gathering place for residents of Great Barrington and the surrounding towns,and provides an opportunity to meet and make friends, talk and strengthen community ties. The farmers are a tremendous resource for amateur gardeners and home cooks.
  • Catherine Mandel
  • 2008 days, 5 hours ago
Being French, I have always eaten according to the season. I grew up with the freshest fruit and vegetables all around me and a mother who went daily to the farmer's market and who decided what dinner was going to be according to what looked best that day instead of a predetermined list. It is a pleasure to see all the local farmer's markets grow each year and become more numerous.It is also a place to see all your friends on Saturday morning and learn from them about a new product that you may not have noticed before and I laugh at the familiar faces who compete weekly for the ricotta or chocolate croissants!
  • Janet Elsbach
  • 2008 days, 14 hours ago
I like to know who and where my food comes from. I love the visions of meals to come as I walk around and see what is being harvested. I like the sense of rootedness that comes of eating what is growing now where I live, and of seeing the hands and faces of the farmers who make that possible. And to do all this in community--what could be better?