Rural Intelligence “Readers’ Choice Awards” go to……

The results are in for the annual “Best of…” from RURAL INTELLIGENCE!


Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market — runner-up for best farmers market…
and congrats to Berkshire Mountain Bakery — 1st place for best bakery & also runner-up for best pizza!
“Readers submitted 12,000 nominations and more than 40,000 votes for businesses in Litchfield, Berkshires, Dutchess, and Columbia counties. The results are not only enlightening; they are also a guide to everything regional. That includes everything from where to eat, drink and shop; who to hire for wedding, home and financial services, to which organizations to consider supporting or to taking a class from. Thank you to everyone who participated — readers and nominees alike — and a big RI hug to all the winners.”

Guest Post: “7 Quick Ways for Reducing Food Waste at the Farmer’s Market”

Erich Lawson is passionate about saving the environment through effective recycling techniques and modern innovations. He works with Compactor Management Company and writes on a variety of topics related to recycling, including tips and advice on how balers, compactors and shredders can be used to reduce industrial waste. He loves helping businesses understand how to lower their monthly garbage bills and increase revenue from recycling.

Farmer’s markets are a great way to boost local economies and provide people with fresh produce. They are also a great way to promote sustainability and endorse sustainable initiatives. These public and recurring gatherings of farmers directly sell the food they produce to the customers.


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