the Beautiful Berkshires
- Historic Sites & Estates
- Performing Arts Venues
- Museums & Galleries
- Culinary & Agrarian Attractions
- Outdoor Recreation & Sports
- Annual Events of Note
The Meat Market
The Meat Market is a locally sourced, nose-to-tail butcher shop and cafe located in Great Barrington, MA. They work with local farmers to fill the case with pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. There is also a café where you can pick up sandwiches and the like, to eat there or to-go.
Rubiner’s Cheese Mongers and Rubi’s
Rubiner’s Cheese Mongers is a specialty grocery located in down town Great Barrington. Rubi’s café is located behind the store, and they offer coffee and sandwiches, made with the same high end products sold next door.
John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant
John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant specializes in regional American cuisine with an emphasis on local fresh and seasonal ingredients and Italian regional influences. The food is crafted by Chef-owner Dan Smith, Sous Chef Nathan Turner and their team, and highlights farms and food artisans in the Berkshires, Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut.
Berkshire Mountain Bakery
A local bakery based out of Housatonic that bakes artisanal breads naturally leavened by sourdough. We use their products in several of our menu items. Their bakery is worth stopping by so you can check out the fully array of their selections- from a classic baguette to the Bread and Chocolate.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Berkshire Botanical Garden, is one of New England’s oldest and most treasured public gardens encompassing 15 acres of cultivated land in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Its collections contain over 3,000 species and varieties, with an emphasis on plants that thrive in the Berkshires. Classes, workshops, lectures and special events are offered year-round.
Berkshire Harvest Festival
Originally conceived as a harvest-season family and community festival on the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, the Harvest Festival is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country. The Festival is a celebration of community, showcasing local artisans, supporting local services, and promoting a wide array of superb Berkshire area products.
Hancock Shaker Village
A rare, 200-year-old Shaker settlement on 750 acres, dotted with original, meticulously preserved buildings (including the iconic Round Stone Barn), as well as a working farm, exhibitions related to Shaker crafts, hiking trails, and engaging programs that bring modern-day relevance to enduring Shaker principles. Interpreters dressed in period garb and charming farm animals make this an attraction equally appreciated by adults and children.
Lenox Farmers’ Market
West Stockbridge Farmers’ Market
May 23 through October 10.
Great Barrington Farmers’ Market
at the Historic Train Station, Great Barrington
(behind Town Hall)
May 11 through October 26.
The Sheffield Farmers’ Market
Old Parish Church parking lot
May 10 through October 11.
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market
May 11 through October 26.
Otis Farmers Market
In the parking lot of Papa’s Healthy Food and Fuel
May 11 through October 12.
Berkshire Area Farmers’ Market
Lebanon Valley Farmer’s Market
on the green at the Midtown Mall
May 19 through October 13.
Norfolk Farmers’ Market
May 18 through October 12 .