Our goal is to source produce as nearby as possible in order to reduce the distance from farm to table. During the winter months, we work with many small, organic farms along the East Coast. We also work with an organic supplier to offer items not grown in New England, such as Fair Trade bananas.
By working directly with growers, we are able to offer farm-fresh produce for the most competitive prices in the region.
Customers who order a produce basket weekly or at regular frequencies help us solidify our relationship with local farmers. This helps us communicate with the farmer's in advance so they know how much of each crop is needed. In turn, the farmers appreciate the stability of working with Berkshire Organics and are able to offer us more competitive prices.
Our produce baskets are designed so that you eat what is in season. In the Winter months, we do use produce from outside our local area but we always try and source as close to home as possible . We very much appreciate every customer who supports Berkshire Organics whether they receive a produce basket, create their own a la carte order online, shop in the market or have items shipped to them.
Second Chance Produce
Berkshire Organics strives to be a zero waste company. Whatever produce is not deemed perfect for regular store or basket sales is sold to the community for $1/pound. This second chance produce sale is offered to the community on Sundays and Mondays while supplies last. Whatever does not sell, is donated to local food pantries in Dalton and Pittsfield. This amounts to hundreds of pounds of organic produce donated each week while most supermarkets throw this usable produce away. Whatever produce is compost material is donated to local farms for their animals.
To learn more about how we select our grocery products, click here (link to FAQ Answer to this point)