Artisanal bread is an art form that’s been perfected by several small bakeries here in the Berkshires. Among them is Berkshire Mountain Bakery, whose riverside retail store in a former Housatonic mill is also home to their bakery. Crusty loaves, big buttery croissants, dense ciabattas, and some of the best sourdough pizza crust you’ve ever tasted are served and sold here and in their Pittsfield café.Berkshire Mountain also supplies some of the areas finest restaurants and grocers with the specialty breads and baked goods discerning bread lovers crave. A few of the many local places to find them are the
Berkshire Mountain Bakery also supplies some of the areas finest restaurants and grocers with their specialty breads and baked goods, that discerning bread lovers crave. A few of the many local places to find them are the Berkshire Co-op Market, the Marketplace at Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, and Berkshire Organics in Dalton. At anyone of the many summer farmer’s markets, you can pick up a loaf of Berkshire Mountain chocolate bread or a sourdough baguette, but only if you get there before the regulars who know to arrive early or miss out.
You’ll find another incredibly delicious sourdough bread at Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown. These airy loaves with a crunchy crust are the perfect accompaniment to the fine cow-milk cheeses made on site at Cricket Creek’s creamery in the foothills of Mount Greylock. If you’re passing through, stop by for a tour. This small farm makes a big impression not only for the food they produce but for their commitment to sustainable farming.
These artisanal bakers are only two in the larger farm-to-table scene here in the Berkshires. Such attention to craft is part of the reason this area is recognized as a top destination for food lovers. Whether you’re dining in or eating out, be sure to include Berkshire bread on the menu!