Rep. Richard Neal applauds success of Berkshire Farms Market at Boston’s Logan Airport

Earlier this month U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal marked the one-year anniversary of Berkshire Farms Market in Logan International Airport’s Terminal B connector, the newest grab-and-go retail outlet which specializes in bringing outposts of local dining establishments to airports.

The success of the market is a significant contribution to artisan food makers in the Berkshire region. Berkshire Farms Market was projected to achieve $1.7 million in sales for its first year and surpassed their goal to reach $3.4 million.

“Berkshire Farms Market is a remarkable sales and marketing opportunity for our region,” said Angela Cardinali, founder and director of Berkshire Farm & Table.

Over the last two years, the non-profit Berkshire Farm & Table has been working with the Berkshire Farms Market team, a retail outlet from San Mateo, Calif.-based Tastes on the Fly Restaurant Group, to help facilitate a strong Berkshire food presence in the store.

“Berkshire Farms Market is a remarkable sales and marketing opportunity for our region.” – Angela Cardinali, founder and director of Berkshire Farm & Table.

“With Logan International servicing 31.9 million passengers annually, this retail space provides a high-volume outlet to increase local food producer revenue and presents a platform to establish the Berkshires as a food source and destination for travelers,” said Cardinali.

Massport and AIRMALL USA presented donations of $1000 each to Berkshire Farm & Table as recognition for its work connecting Berkshire-based food makers to the store.

Berkshire food makers represented in the airport store include Berkshire Bark, Berkshire Berries, Berkshire Blue, Berkshire Mountain Spring Water, Berle Farm, Bola Granola, Bug Hill Farm, Chocolate Springs, Cookiehead, Cricket Creek Farm, David’s Biscotti, Fire Cider, Katalyst Kombucha, Klara’s Cookies, Mighty Brittle, Sweet Brook Farm and The Red Lion Inn. Other regional products include Airmeth Naturals, Ronnybrook Farm, Harmony Springs Soda Company, Harney & Sons and New England Charcuterie. An assortment of Berkshire regional cookbooks and Berkshire authors are curated by The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop in Stockbridge, Mass.

“Berkshire Farms Market not only brings the tastes of fine artisan foods from the Berkshire region to travelers, but they also support local farmers and food purveyors,” said Michael Caro, vice president of AIRMALL Boston.

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