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Local Produce Update
5 months ago Comments Off

  ALMOST FAREWELL! Winter has made its inevitable mark on Berkshire fields – in a dramatic way.  Temperatures more typical of January than November have gripped us lately as we’ve been jolted by a Polar Vortex. In light of these harsh conditions, regrettably, Local Produce Update has nearly reached the end of its tenure for 2014. Both […]

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7 months ago Comments Off
Posted in: Local

The Lay of the Land is a series of profiles on local products. These sketches give a quick bit of general context on Berkshire County-made products that are not only for sale in the Guido’s stores, but are  staples in the home of Guido’s owners. The series is created with an emphasis on food and wellness […]

Seven Generations of Sweetness
7 months, 1 week ago Comments Off

On October 14, 2013 Guido’s launched its own private label maple syrup line. The farm that produces the syrup for us is Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown, MA. With maple sugaring season underway, I wanted to take a look at the process by which the syrup is made, and see about answering a few questions. What exactly […]

The Vibrant Ones
7 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off

  On a recent icy Berkshire afternoon I took a cruise down route 7 into Canaan, CT to check out Vibrant Health to see what I could learn about the makers of  “Green Vibrance”. Daily consumption of this powdered superfood has been an everyday affair for Guido’s co-owner Chris Masiero for several years now. If this […]

Whole Life Organics Dog Treats
9 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off
Posted in: Departments, Local

Premium Dog Treats Deliver Slobbery Smiles   My last two local product features covered items that you will find not only on the shelves of our stores, but are mainstays in our kitchen at home. In that there are also non-human members of our family, it is only fair to give equal billing to some […]

Homegrown Tonic
10 months ago Comments Off

Shire City Herbals Fire Cider Kitchen Visit   On a recent frigid January afternoon, I took a trip out to Greenfield to the Fire Cider production kitchen to shine a little light on the local elixir that has become a daily staple in my household.  I walked into find Amy and Dana of Shire City […]

Barrington Coffee Roastery Visit
10 months, 1 week ago Comments Off

“Freshly Roasted” When thinking of local businesses to feature on our website it was a no brainer to put a call into longtime friend and coffee roaster extraordinaire Brian Heck of Barrington Coffee Roasting Company to see about arranging a tour of their Roastery in Lee Ma. Having a friend that happens to work for a true […]

Check Out These Berkshire Businesses
11 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off
Posted in: Local

Wondering what we like to do when we’re not at Guido’s? We have much to enjoy here in the Berkshires! The following are links to some of our favorite LOCAL things to do and see. Check ‘em out when you’re visiting in our neck of the woods. GOOD CLEAN FUN INDOORS AND OUT Cove Bowling […]

Berkshire Grown Farm to Table Networking Event 2013
1 year, 8 months ago Comments Off
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Berkshire fields lush with ripening crops may be hard to imagine on a cold February afternoon, but Berkshire Grown recently reminded us that planting time in our green hills will indeed arrive in the not-too-distant future. On February 4, Baba Louie’s on Depot St. in Pittsfield hosted Berkshire Grown’s annual Farm to Table Networking Event, […]

2 years, 5 months ago Comments Off
Posted in: Local, resources

LOCALLY MADE ARTISANAL SHEEP’S MILK, CHEESE & YOGURT The gentle hills of New York State’s Upper Hudson Valley cradle Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, home to 1,000 East Friesian purebred and crossbred sheep.  Since1994, farm owners Tom and Nancy Clark have been proud to offer artisanal cheeses and yogurt to aficionados across the nation or down the […]