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.
-Lee Bank, Great Barrington: Lobby reopening July 6
-Lee Bank, Lee: Lobby reopening July 6
-Lee Bank, Lenox: Lobby reopening July 6
-Lee Bank, Pittsfield: Lobby reopening July 6
-Lee Bank, Stockbridge: Lobby access by appointment only and drive up encouraged until further notice due to construction
-Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, Great Barrington: Drive up only until further notice
-Salisbury Bank & Trust, Egremont: Lobby reopening July 8
-Salisbury Bank & Trust, Great Barrington: Lobby reopening July 8
-Salisbury Bank & Trust, Sheffield: Lobby reopening July 8
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: 2020 CSA now full; beef shares available
-Many Forks Farm: 2020 CSA now full; 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 sales
-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:
-Assembly Coffee Roasters: Open for take out bagged bean sales and can be found on Roots Rising’s Virtual Market
-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: Open as usual with safety protocols in place
-Bizalion’s Fine Food: Open for shopping and curbside pick up
-Blackberry River Baking Company: Open for curbside takeout at Blackberry River Bistro
-Brava: Temporarily Closed
-CafeADAM: Temporarily closed
-Desperados: Closed until the week of June 1, 2020, then open for take-out
-Farm Country Soup: Curbside pick up and local delivery
-Fuel: Temporarily Closed
-Garden Gables Inn: Closed for guest stays through 5/31
-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: Closed until further notice.
-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: Providing limited take-out options
-Rubiners Cheesemongers and Grocers: Offering delivery and shipping
-Rubi’s Coffee and Sandwiches: Open for take-out
-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: Take-out available Thursday-Sunday evenings
-Table Six Restaurant: Closed until June 20th
-Brook Farm Inn: Opening June 15th
-Devonfield Country Inn: Opening June 8th
-Shaker Mill Inn: Open
-Berkshire Mountain Distillers: Online orders; Curbside pick up for hand sanitizer
-Big Elm Brewing: 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: Store closed, but will take orders over the phone for curbside pick up and delivery.
-The Bookstore (Lenox): Store closed, but customers can order books via phone or email and then pick them up.
-Crystal Essence: Store closed except for private appointments and pre-order with curbside pick up
-Evergreen: Open by appointment only
-The Gifted Child: Customers are able to shop by phone, facetime, email. Pick up and home delivery options available.
-Grenadier Pottery: Online sales
-JWS Art Supplies: Curbside pick up
-Lauren Clark Fine Art: Available for virtual consultations
-Matrushka Toys and Gifts: Posting products on Facebook and accepting orders through Facebook or email
-Magic Fluke Company: Online store open
-Seven Arts: Offering curbside pick up and shipping
-Tom’s Toys: Curbside pick up
-Williams and Sons Country Store: Online store now open for curbside pick up, shipping, and local delivery
-Yellow House Books: Can ship books or do curbside pick up
Clothing and Accessories:
-Anni Maliki: Online sales
-Barrington Outfitters: Curbside pick up and delivery
-Berkshire Classic Leather and Silver: Open by appointment only; offering free shipping
-Berkshire Gold and Silversmith: Can fulfill orders through curbside pick up
-Busymom’s Closet: Online sales
-Casablanca: Shipping, pick up, and delivery options available
-Heirlooms Jewelry: Can ship items
-Kenver Ltd: Closed until further notice
-Krag Silversmith: Online sales
-Lineflax and Roving: Online store open
-MainStreet: Making masks that can be ordered online
-NEXT! Select Consignment: Closed
-Saskia Larraz Designs: Online sales through Etsy
-Shooz: Can ship or do curbside pick up
-T.P. Saddle Blanket: Closed until further notice
-Berkshire Bike and Board: Offering curbside pick up and shipping
-Berkshire FOUR Poster: Can do curbside pick up or delivery; online sales through Etsy
-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: Closed until Phase 2 of Re-opening process
-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: Online store open for curbside pick up or shipping
-Pumpkin Patch Quilts: Accepting call-in orders for shipping or curbside pick up
-Sett: Online store open for shipping or curbside pick up by appointment
-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