Berkshires Farms Market will offer county’s fare at Boston’s Logan Airport

The Berkshires may be the most western county in the state, but a nonprofit organization there is working with a California-based restaurant group, to make the county’s “artisan” foods available to travelers at Boston’s Logan Airport.

According to a release from Berkshire Farm & Table, Berkshire Farms Market, part of the San Mateo-based Tastes on the Fly group, is expected to open by the end of April in the airport’s Terminal B connector.

The 1,200-square-foot shop will offer a variety of takeaway food and drink, as well as cookbooks, from businesses. in and around the Berkshires.

According to the release, the restaurant group specializes in bringing such regional foods to airports, and, during the last nine months, Berkshire Farm & Table has been working with the group.

“The Berkshire Farms Market opens up extraordinary sales and marketing opportunities for our region,” said Angela Cardinali, founder and director of Berkshire Farm & Table, in the release.

“With Logan International servicing 1.9 million passengers annually, not only will this retail space provide a high-volume outlet for our region’s products to sell to a captive audience and increase revenue for food makers, it presents a vital portal for our region to establish a presence as a food source and food destination to travelers.”

A collection of Berkshire food makers will be represented in the airport store, including Berkshire Bark, Berkshire Blue, Berkshire Mountain Spring Water, Berle Farm, Bola Granola, Bug Hill Farm, Cookiehead, Cricket Creek Farm, David’s Biscotti, Fire Cider, H.R. Zeppelin, Katalyst Kombucha, Klara’s Cookies, Sweet Brook Farm and The Red Lion Inn.

Other regional products will be sourced from Ronnybrook Farm, Harney & Sons, Old Chatham Sheepherding Company and New England Charcuterie. An assortment of Berkshire regional cookbooks and Berkshire authors will be curated by The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop in Stockbridge.

“The Berkshire Farms Market will go a long way towards our goal of selling out our maple crop every year,” said Beth Phelps, owner of Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown.

It presents a vital portal for our region to establish a presence as a food source and food destination to travelers.

Back in July 2013, Berkshire Farm & Table began dialog with retail marketplace developer Steve Carlin to curate a selection of items for Berkshire Farms Market, the release said.

Berkshire Farm & Table welcomed the Tastes on the Fly operations team to The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge in early October for a day-long meeting and tour of the region to taste products and meet several of the region’s foodmakers.

“Berkshire Farms Market specializes in bringing artisan food producers into the fast-paced airport environment. We look for talented vendors with a commitment to sustainability, quality, organics and taste,” Carlin said in the release.

“With the help of Berkshire Farm & Table, we sourced all of these things in the Berkshires and are delighted to offer these products along with our many other sandwiches, juices, salads and specialty items to our Logan International customers.”

The 1,200-square foot Berkshire Farms Market, located in the new United Airlines Terminal B, will feature foods grown and crafted in the Northeast region.

It is based on Tastes on the Fly’s award-winning 5,000-square foot Napa Farms Market in San Francisco International Airport. That innovative airport-based, farm-fresh food experience celebrates the best of the region’s artisan food purveyors and vendors in a modern, sustainable environment.

To reinforce a taste of place, and as part of the sourcing and marketing partnership, Berkshire Farm & Table has created a contemporary map of the Berkshire region to be included on the Berkshire Farms Market bag, along with information about Berkshire food culture, which will be given out with each purchase.

“We need more people coming to the Berkshires in the non-summer months to help boost our economy,” said Red Lion Inn Chef Brian Alberg, founding chair of Berkshire Farm & Table, in the release “The Berkshire Farms Market allows us to reach this audience directly and tell the story of what we are doing here as farmers, foodmakers and chefs.”

Berkshire Farm & Table promotes regional food culture in the Berkshires, as a non-profit organization. For more information, visit

Tastes on the Fly now operates 12 restaurants in San Francisco, Boston and New York’s JFK Airport. For more information, visit

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