Berkshire Organics is a local, family-owned business created to bring area residents and local farms together. Our market offers the freshest, local & organic produce, local meat, farm fresh dairy, groceries, breads, baked goods, gluten-free foods, personal care, cleaning products & much more. We deliver fresh, local and organic produce and groceries to homes and businesses throughout Berkshire County.
- Everything is certified organic or locally, sustainably produced
- We work with over 50 local farms and businesses
- Order a produce basket or individual items (minimum order $35) for delivery or pickup
- Customize your order
- Competitive Prices
- No commitment. Order any time!
Let us bring the farmer's market to your door!
- February 8, 2015Help Needed:
Berkshire Organics Store CoordinatorYear-round position. 20-30 hours per week with room to grow.Berkshire Organics Store CoordinatorYear-round position. 20-30 hours per week with room to grow.Qualifications:· Solid math and cash register skills.· Strong customer service skills.· Exceptional interpersonal skills.· Passion for produce and local & organic food· Demonstrated good organizational skills.· High standard of integrity and reliability.· Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.· Self-motivated.· Attention to detail (ability to spot blemished items).· Punctuality.· Sense of urgency.· Strong verbal communication skills.· Effective written communication skills.· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.Responsibilities:· Prepare the store for opening and closing· Check out customers on the register system using the credit card and Food Aid processing machines as needed.· Help create displays. Creativity and an eye for details, cleanliness and organization very important.· Retrieve produce baskets from the cooler for customers who come in to pick up their weekly order, check weekly list for extras and charge customer as indicated.· Direct the "runner" if available on the shift to replenish produce, grocery items and other inventory. If there is no runner this becomes the coordinator's responsibility.· Communicate important customer or store issues to owner or manager.· Present a positive, helpful and friendly face to all customers as the key representative of Berkshire Organics in the store.· Be willing to adjust working hours to meet the demands of the business, absences of others or other schedule issues.General:· Compensation: $10.00-12.00 per hour & employee discount· Location: Dalton, MA· Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.· NO phone calls about this job or in-store visits.· Please do not contact us about other services, products or commercial interests.· Please send cover letter, work availability and resume to email address email@example.com with Store Coordinator in subject line
- April 8, 2014Difficulty accessing your account, resetting your password, or using the "Send Us A Message" button - Please Read!NOTICE:We are working to revamp our website to accommodate the growth of our market and delivery service.If you experience any difficulty accessing your account, resetting your password, or if you are not getting a response using the "Send Us A Message" button, please call our market right away! We are working hard to resolve this issue and will be able to provide you with a quick solution over the phone.
We appreciate your continue support!413-442-0888We are open every day 9am-7pm!
- August 26, 2013
Berkshire Organics is the 1st Right to Know GMO Market in North America to be Spotlighted!
In 2008, Aleisha and Brian Gibbons started a small, local and organic produce delivery service out of their home in the Berkshires area of Massachusetts. Today they not only run a thriving, year-round market and delivery service, but they've also helped a friend, Pamela Denholm, start her own produce delivery service for residents in the South Boston area. And they've started a local school delivery program that they're converting into a 501(c)3 non-profit.
But that's not why we named Berkshire Organics to our list of Top 'Diligent Dozen" Right to Know Grocers. Berkshire Organics made our list because of Aleisha and Brian's commitment to educating themselves and consumers about GMOs, and to working to eliminate GMO products from their market, even when it means losing customers or profits.
Organic Consumers Association's Patrick Kerrigan from Minnesota visited our store and spent several hours with us last Tuesday learning all about Berkshire Organics. Click here to read why they chose us out of hundreds of stores across the country:
- May 27, 2013Celebrate With Us - 5 Year Anniversary Grillin & Chillin Party! Friday, May 31st 3pm-6pm at the Berkshire Organics Market. Don't Miss (Click this link):
This celebration is a thank you to our loyal customers for helping us reach our 5 years in business milestone. We couldn't have done it without such an amazing community supporting us!
Stop by the Berkshire Organics Market for lots of FREE Samples, FREE ICE CREAM, Live Music, Raffles & More!
Grill Tent - featuring local, pasture-raised hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausages from Leahey Farm, Lee, MA & Busy Corner Farm, Cummington, MA
Maple Valley Free Ice Cream Scooping
Katalyst Kombucha Samples
Kosmic Kitchen Smoothie Demo - Katherine Miller will show us how she makes fabulous smoothies.
Berkshire Organics Kitchen Samples - Jeanne & Cassidy will offer many samples from our kitchen.
Appalachian Naturals Samples - Salad Dressings, Dips, Mustards, BBQ Sauce & More. Made in Goshen, MA.
Our Daily Bread Samples - sampling their gluten-free breads and regular loaves & cookies.
Monterey Chevre Samples - taste one of the finest cheeses made in the Berkshires.
Treeline Vegan Cheese Samples
Bola Granola Samples - taste the new gluten-free variety as well as the Bola Bar!
Maplebrook Cheese Samples - Mozzarella, Cheddar & Feta made in Bennington, VT.
Cricket Creek Cheese Samples - Try the creamy Berkshire Bloom along with Maggie's & Tobasi made in Williamstown, MA.
Raffles - Cash prize and gift certificates!
Meet Terry the Tomato - Terry makes her debut as the Berkshire Organics' mascot.
Live Music by Moonshine Holler - Moonshine Holler can only be described as "a two person music festival that captures the essence of American southern roots music." Featuring Appalachian ballads, blues and breakdowns on more musical instruments than they can juggle - fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele - the duet has performed across the country and abroad.
- April 16, 2013Day 4 Kosmic Cleanse from Aleisha (Click to read more):
Since I started the cleanse, I notice changes and feel better each day. Eating this way makes me feel fantastic! When Katherine mentioned mental clarity as one of the changes you may experience, I was doubtful but yesterday I really did feel more focused and sharper than usual. Since I have increased my consumption of plant based foods, I feel lighter and even stronger. My body feels more nourished. One of the supplements I have really enjoyed taking is the Calm Magnesium. I take just a 1/2 teaspoon dissolved in water just before bed. Calm Magnesium is also called the anti-stress drink. It helps keep you regular as well. When I started the cleanse, I was worried about sleeping through the night and being restless but this product has prevented this from happening. One of the things Katherine stressed on last night's support call, was the importance of getting enough sleep. The body needs that time to rest, repair & restore every day. If you eat well and exercise, you're not doing yourself any good by depriving yourself of rest. This is something I am going to try and really focus on going forward. Five hours of sleep is not good enough.
I have still not felt any hunger on this cleanse. Whenever I feel light my blood sugar may be dropping, I heat up some soup or make a hummus wrap. Before exercising today I made a almond butter and banana wrap on Sami's gluten-free lavasch. It gave me all the energy I needed. Since starting the cleanse, every night I have had a salad for dinner so tonight I am really looking forward to a tofu vegetable stir-fry :)
- April 14, 2013Day 2 Kosmic Cleanse from Maya (Click to read more):
One full day into the Cleanse, I'm feeling really good. I started my morning with about 1/2 liter of water and a really good stretch. A small mug of black coffee (my one vice during the week) got my brain working, and after catching up on news and emails, I enjoyed my first ever "green smoothie." I opted for a tropical flavor, with some mango, pineapple, banana, and avocado, plus my greens: spinach, basil, cilantro, and watercress. I also added some hemp seed butter for protein and creaminess. Yum! Knowing that my body would be starting to detox by now, I had booked a sauna and massage for this morning. I drank a good amount of detox tea with meyer lemon beforehand, and got a great sweat going during those 20 minutes in the infrared sauna (which emits radiant heat that is absorbed directly into the human body, rather than heating the air around it, greatly enhancing heat absorption and therefore detoxification). After a steam shower, I let my favorite masseur Vincent work his magic for an hour, and I left Bodhi Spa (on Warren Street in Hudson, where I live) floating. I continued to drink lots of water throughout the day, knowing the importance of eliminating the toxins released by the massage. While the green smoothie was delicious, it didn't stick with me for very long, and I found myself hungry a few hours later. Thankfully, I had already made a big pot of stew (a thick concoction of navy beans, stewed tomatoes, bok choy, carrots, onions, and spinach, all in a homemade veggie stock with hot sauce, chickpea miso, and Bragg's Liquid Amino Acids seasoning), which I packed up to bring to my friend's house for lunch. I also brought along the fixins for a "fast food rollup" (Sami's spinach lavash, hummus, clover sprouts, kalamato olives, avocado, and watercress). My friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed our soup and 1/2 sammie combo, washing it down with some iced detox tea with lemon. As we walked our dogs after lunch, she said to me, "If you get to eat foods like that the whole week, this cleanse could easily become a lifestyle!" Now, I'm not sure that I want to permanently eliminate dairy, seafood, and meat from my diet; but I can see myself reducing consumption in favor of more plant-based foods. For now, I'll just take things one day at a time.
- April 13, 2013Day 1 Kosmic Cleanse from Aleisha
Before starting the cleanse today I felt anxious, nervous and excited. Was I going to be able to do this?! Yes, I have access to the healthiest food but I love chocolate, cheese, crackers, eggs, and the occasional glass of wine after a long day. The biggest obstacle for me is taking the time to prepare. I usually don’t have a minute to spare most days so this week will force me to slow down and really focus on what I am putting in my body.
When I woke up, I immediately drank three glasses of water and then took 2 Tbsp of the ground flaxseeds dissolved in water. At first I thought I was going to gag but turns out it had a nutty flavor and wasn’t that bad after-all. I followed Katherine’s recipes and made a Super Green Smoothie for breakfast and prepared my lunch. Along with a homemade vegetable soup, I made the fast food roll up which was excellent and very satisfying. For snacks I enjoyed some raw pistachios and fruit. I’m reaching my water goal of 10-12 cups and even had a cup of detox tea which tasted better than I expected.
I must admit though that I have had a slight nagging headache all day. I’m not sure what this is from as it’s not from being hungry. This cleanse is not about calorie restriction whatsoever. Katherine provides an online forum and I discovered someone else experienced headaches in the beginning as well so I will hang in there. Hopefully it is just my body starting the detoxifying process.
- April 13, 2013Day 1 Kosmic Cleanse from Maya
I began to prepare for my cleanse on Tuesday night, when I read the ebook and listened in on the first support call. After Katherine spoke about some of the important things to remember (drink LOTS of water, eat as much produce as possible…), she gave us a chance to ask questions. My primary concern was coffee. The cleanse calls for a gluten free, sugar free, vegetable based diet, with no caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco. I feel fully prepared to go 7 days (and maybe longer) without animal products, sugar, gluten, drinking or smoking. But I am the first to admit that I REALLY want that 1 cup of black coffee in the morning, and I may not be responsible for what happens if I don’t get it. Thankfully, Katherine assured me that it was fine. Her perspective is that we ideally eliminate all of the above categories during the cleanse…but that we should really only eliminate those that we can handle. Knowing this, I felt far more empowered and capable of making it through the week.
Until, that is, I woke up on the first day of the cleanse without any running water. I'm still waiting on the plumber to find out what the issue is, but the fact remains that I hadn’t yet prepared any of my foods. I almost crumbled, but quickly decided that I could still do this. I ran to the store to pick up a bunch of bottled water, and came home to prepare a few things. I’ve got a big pot of veggie stock going, from which I will make a navy bean & 6 veggie stew, as well as a black bean, sweet potato, and kale soup. There are multiple fruit & veggie smoothies in my future, and I’ve got some good munchy items set aside, like nuts and Sea Snax. My first meal on the cleanse was a veggie roll up, made with Sami’s gluten free Spinach Lavash, hummus, clover sprouts, basil, sliced tomato, and avocado. If all the meals I make are this tasty, then this cleanse should be a breeze!