Outdoor farmers markets still open and festivals
Outdoor farmers markets for 2017 soon will close, so enjoy them while they last as harvest season enters its final stretch. Fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, gift items, live music, and kids’ activities—want to make a scarecrow?—are some highlights. And the Botanical Garden’s two-day Harvest Festival is straight ahead.
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival
Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Plant and bulb sale, jewelry, hay rides and haunted house, live music, games and crafts, regional artisan food and craft vendors, workshops on gardening, harvest and farm to table activities.
5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge,
Dalton Farmers Market
Fridays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. thru Oct. 13.
Dalton Community Recreation Association (CRA), 400 Main St.
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, bread, wine, coffee, artisan goods. Live music, chef demos, workshops and children’s activities. Outdoors thru Oct. 14. Then it all moves indoors and is held the second Saturday of each month, from November to April.
The Common Park; Indoors at Zion Lutheran Church
Great Barrington Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., thru Oct. 28.
Local vendors with fruit and flowers, meets, eggs and cheeses, baked goods, organic snow cones, locally roasted coffees, bakery, herbs and specialties, and live performers.
18 Church St., 413-854-3599,
Hancock Farmers Market
Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., thru Oct. 12.
Roadside farmstand, local fruit and produce, Appletree Hill Antiques.
3210 Hancock Rd., Route 43,
Holiday Farmers Market
Nov. 18 at Monument Valley Middle School, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Williams College Towne Field House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Farmers offer produce, cheese, honey and maple syrup, baked goods and other ingredients for holiday meals. Music, prepared food, and children’s activities.
313 Monument Valley Rd., Great Barrington
82 Latham St., Williamstown
Lanesborough Farmers Market
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., thru Thanksgiving.
Jaeschke’s Fruit and Flowers, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Powell Ranch, and more.
Berkshire Mall parking lot, Lanesborough, 413-569-3663 or 413-374-5646
Lee Farmers Market
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. thru Oct. 7.
Harvest market Oct. 10. First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Pl., Lee, 413-854-1561
North Adams Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., thru Oct. 21.
Local farmers and food producers, crafts and musicians.
St. Anthony’s parking lot, St. Anthony Drive and Route 8, Marshall Street, North Adams
Otis Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parking lot of Papa’s Healthy Food and Fuel, 2000 East Otis Rd., East Otis, 413-357-9919
Sheffield Farmers Market
Fridays, 3 to 6:30 p.m. thru Oct. 6
Local meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, breads, desserts, prepared foods, cut flowers, honey, maple syrup, beeswax candles, and more.
First Congregational Church lot, 125 Main St., 860-706-4424,
West Stockbridge Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., thru Oct. 5
From fudge to shortbread, vegetables and flowers, sea salts, sauces, baked goods, crafts and artisans. On the last day, there will be scarecrow building and music by Moonshine Holler.
On Merritt Green on Harris Street, opposite the post office
Williamstown Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., thru Oct. 14
Spanakopita, bratwurst, vegetables, maple products, cheeses, live music. Base of Spring Street, 413-441-4811,