Annual Event Invites the Community to Enjoy the Upcoming Summer Season
Berkshire Co-op Market, Great Barrington’s only community owned natural food store, has scheduled its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 22 from noon to 4:00 at Memorial Field in Great Barrington. The event is free to the public and will include a community flea market held by Berkshire Flea, local and healthy food options, live music for kids and adults, a used clothing swap shop and a “Mini-Mudder” course for kids.
“Summer Solstice indicates the beginning of the best season of the year” said Matt Novik, the Co-op’s Communications Manager “Events like this bring our community together in a way that helps us all get to know each other again after the long, cold winter.”
Back in early March, a few local crafts makers, vintage item merchants and local artisans were invited to a new and exciting flea market at The Saint Francis Gallery in South Lee. Berkshire Flea was a great success and future markets were promised. This time, the market will come to the Co-op. Berkshire Flea will be setting up shop at the Solstice Celebration and bringing unique and artistic vendors with them.
Singer songwriter, David Grover will kick the celebration off with his combination of acoustic music and kids tunes. His show will be followed by a host of craft tables and, for the first year ever, a “Mini-Mudder” fashioned after the Tough Mudder race concept.
The Co-op is all about reuse. So, don’t throw away those old clothes, donate them to the Co-op. The New2You Clothing shop will then sell them for just $4 per bag. Donations are being accepted at the Co-op now.
And Then There’s the Food
The Co-op will start of the menu with a burrito bar that will feature vegetarian and meat options. Joining them will be the Papa Dog Hot Dog Cart, local ice cream and more.
About Berkshire Co-op Market: Berkshire Co-op Market is a cooperatively owned natural food store. Open to all and owned by its shoppers, the store specializes in organic whole foods, locally produced food and products. The Cooperative also exists to cultivate a sustainable local/regional economy and cooperatively build a vibrant community. For more information about Berkshire Co-op Market or this event please call Matthew Novik at (413) 528-9697 x39 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.