The Mission of the West Stockbridge Farmers Market is to provide a venue for farmers and local food producers to sell their products directly to the consumers.  In doing so, we hope:

  •  To build a sustainable community that will support and promote local agriculture
  •  To provide members of the community with a wide variety of the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious produce available
  •  To give local consumers the opportunity to speak with the people who grow and raise their food and to learn more about the products directly from the producers
  •  To promote the concept of farm-to-table food preparation at home and to educate the consumers with viable methods to do so through interaction with the producers and demonstrations
  •  To offer farmers a market for their produce
  •  To increase local employment and help keep money in the community
  •  To encourage restaurants to purchase locally
  •  To create educational and training opportunities for young people in the community
  •  To reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and resulting pollution from transportation
  •  To help create and improve sustainable regional economics
  • To create a community gathering place that will foster community camaraderie and encourage local business.