BerkShares Business & Bank updates during COVID-19
At BerkShares, Inc. our goal is to foster economic self-reliance and support the locally-owned business community in the Berkshires. Our local businesses are proving their resilience during the COVID-19 crisis by adapting to local, state, and federal regulations to limit contact and encourage social-distancing by offering modified services like curbside pick up, take out, and delivery. Below you'll find a list of retail-based businesses in our local currency network and modifications to their business operations. If you are able, please demonstrate your support for the local economy during such a difficult time by patronizing these businesses. Please also consider utilizing our local businesses' online shopping platforms, purchasing gift certificates, pre-paying for services, making donations to local food banks, and contributing to local relief funds and non-profits providing assistance.
If you are a local business or an employee of a local business seeking financial assistance, the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, 1Berkshire, and Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire have compiled lists of resources for those in need.
If you are a consumer or business looking to purchase or redeem BerkShares, exchange remains available at the drive-up window at participating branches of Lee Bank, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank and Salisbury Bank and Trust. As a courtesy, we suggest calling ahead to alert the tellers of your intention to make an exchange.
Salisbury Bank & Trust Company (As of 11/30/2020)
Egremont, Great Barrington, and Sheffield, Massachusetts Branch Lobbies are temporarily closed. Drive-Up and banking by appointment services are available.
Lee Bank (As of 12/8/2020)
Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, and Stockbridge Branch Lobbies are temporarily closed. Lobby access will be available by appointment only. Drive-ups are located at Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge branches.
Farms and Producers:
-Braise Worthy: Offering free delivery. For every 5 meals purchased, they will donate 1 meal to the local food pantry.
-Equinox Farm: Online store open with free shipping
-Hilltop Orchards: Farm store will remain open with limited hours (11 AM - 5 PM seven days a week). Offering curbside pickup.
-Hosta Hill: Online store open
-Indian Line Farm: Available at the Great Barrington Farmers’ Market and pop-up seedling/veggie sales on the farm
-Justamere Tree Farm: Open for online sales and at Great Barrington Farmers’ Market
-Little Seed Gardens: beef shares available
-Many Forks Farm: can be found at North Adams Farmers’ Market
-Markristo Farm: Pre-order or regular shopping for vegetables, flowers, and garden starters; also found at Great Barrington and Hillsdale Farmers’ Markets.
-Medicine Buddha Gardens: CSAs available
-Moon in the Pond Farm: Online ordering with curbside pick up
-Mountain Girl Farm: Offered at several virtual farmers’ markets. Expanding free monthly delivery service to accommodate anyone who wants it. Pick-up is still an option as well.
-North Plain Farm: Farm store is open; can be found at Great Barrington Farmers’ Market
-Ooma Tesoro’s: Online sale, available at local grocery stores
-Rawson Brook Farm: Open for pick up at the farm
-Riverbank Farm: Can be found at Westport, New Canaan, New Milford, Greenwich, Darien, and Old Greenwich markets.
-Sub-Edge Farm: Farmshop is open for in-person shopping, Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6. Online ordering is available with curbside pick-up as well.
Restaurants and Markets:
-Baba Louies: Offering curbside pick up and early ordering from 2-4pm
-Barrington Coffee Roasting Co: Online store open
-Berkshire Food Co-op: Free curbside pick up available. Fill out the online form at berkshire.coop/curbsidepickup.
-Berkshire Mountain Bakery: Curbside pick up, local delivery, and shipping available.
-Berkshire Wildflower Honey: Online store open; available at Great Barrington Farmers’ Market
-The Bistro Box: Closed for season
-Bizalion’s Fine Food: Open for shopping and curbside pick up
-Blackberry River Baking Company: Open for curbside takeout at Blackberry River Bistro
-Farm Country Soup: Curbside pick up and local delivery
-Great Barrington Bagel Company: Open for take out every day 7-3
-Gorham & Norton, Inc: Will prepare groceries and sandwich orders for customers ahead of time. Offering senior hour from 8-9am.
-Hummingbird Cafe: Open
-John Andrews Restaurant: Take-out can be ordered from special take out menu
-Local 111: Take out only on Fridays. Food truck open across the street on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.
-Number Ten: Open for take-out Wednesday-Monday at 5pm.
-Olde Heritage Tavern: Offering take-out and local delivery. Online ordering available.
-Prairie Whale: Take-out based off of a frequently changing to-go menu.
-Red Lion Inn: Store open
-Rubiners Cheesemongers and Grocers: Offering delivery and shipping
-Shots Cafe: Planning to reopen for curbside pick up soon.
-Stagecoach Tavern: Open for pickup orders between 1pm and 7pm. Delivery starts at 4pm. Online ordering available.
-Swiss Hutte: Store open
-Table Six Restaurant: Closed until June 20th
-Berkshire Mountain Distillers: Store open
-Big Elm Brewing: Open; online ordering for curbside pick up
-Furnace Brook Winery: Winery store open as usual, except for no wine tastings or wine by the glass.
-Wandering Star Craft Brewery: Take-out sales and curbside pick up available
Books, Music, and Gifts:
-Baldwin Hardware - Open and offering curbside pick up and delivery
-Berkshire Emporium and Antiques: Open
-The Bookstore (Lenox): Store closed, but customers can order books via phone or email and then pick them up.
-Crystal Essence: Store open
-Evergreen: Store open
-The Gifted Child: Store open
-Grenadier Pottery: Online sales
-JWS Art Supplies: Curbside pick up
-Lauren Clark Fine Art: Available for virtual consultations
-Matrushka Toys and Gifts: Open; Posting products on Facebook and accepting orders through Facebook or email
-Magic Fluke Company: Online store open
-Seven Arts: Store open and offering curbside pick up and shipping
-Tom’s Toys: Store open
-Williams and Sons Country Store: Store now open for curbside pick up, shipping, and local delivery
-Yellow House Books: Open; can ship books or do curbside pick up
Clothing and Accessories:
-Anni Maliki: Online sales
-Barrington Outfitters: Store open
-Berkshire Classic Leather and Silver: Store open
-Berkshire Gold and Silversmith: Store open
-Busymom’s Closet: Online sales
-Casablanca: Shipping, pick up, and delivery options available
-Heirlooms Jewelry: Store open
-Kenver Ltd: Store open
-Krag Silversmith: Online sales
-Lineflax and Roving: Online store open
-MainStreet: Making masks that can be ordered online
-NEXT! Select Consignment: Store open
-Saskia Larraz Designs: Online sales through Etsy
-Shooz: Can ship or do curbside pick up
-T.P. Saddle Blanket: Store open
-Berkshire Bike and Board: Open; offering curbside pick up and shipping
-Berkshire FOUR Poster: Can do curbside pick up or delivery; online sales through Etsy. Available at Workshop in Great Barrington.
-Brookside Quiltworks: Current hours are Thursday-Friday-Saturday, 10am - 2pm or by appointment. Wearing masks is required in order to enter the shop.
-Campo De’Fiori: Online sales
-Chef’s Shop: Offers curbside pick up once a week for online orders.
-Crispina: Online store open
-Daniel Bellow Porcelain: Online store open
-Davistudio: Online store open
-Dr. Laheys Garden Center: Open Thursday-Sunday 10-5.
-The Floor Store: Open by appointment.
-Hoffman Pottery: Accepting orders by phone or email and shipping them
-Inner Vision Studio: Online sales
-Inspired Planet: Online sales through website and Etsy
-JD Logan Fine Art: Orders can be placed through email
-Lenox Village Integrative Pharmacy: Open as usual
-Leo Mazzeo Fine Art: Online sales
-Michael Wolski: Online sales
-One Mercantile: Store open
-Pumpkin Patch Quilts: Accepting call-in orders for shipping or curbside pick up
-Sett: Store open
-Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center: Store open with social distancing practices and offering curbside pick up
-Wildflowers Florist: Accepting phone and web orders and offering delivery