An heirloom is a piece of heritage, tradition, pride. To sew an heirloom is to cultivate a connection with the way food used to be grown; the way things used to be made. It’s more than simple nostalgia. It’s a statement, a proclamation, an affinity for what is imperfect, beautiful, and totally unique. An heirloom typically requires more time and attention to grow, harvest and create. Every extra moment fulfills a purpose so every flavor, color and texture are richer for it. All of the makers below represent the concept of heirloom to us – and we’re so excited to share it with you.
Join us in valuing what we make and grow.
We are located at 508 State Road in North Adams, along Route 2 at Protection Avenue.
Our newly renovated Weave Shed is located within a 240,000 sf textile mill campus currently undergoing an exciting restoration. To learn about the many ways you can get to HEIRLOOM, as well as all the wonderful nearby attractions that await you, click here.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m
$5 entry | kids under 12 free
Call for volunteers: email Program Director Sophie Grant to get free entry and event perks for helping out at HEIRLOOM | firstname.lastname@example.org
Come celebrate the Berkshires’ passion for authentic, handcrafted design and local food.
Our summer festival features our favorite Berkshire artisans and is complemented by a line-up of local food vendors, talented acoustic musicians and poets, kid-friendly activities and a full day of delicious programming in the gWorks kitchen. Set in our light-filled weave shed, this unique marketplace brings together regional artisans, curators, chefs, and farmers to delight guests of all ages and interests.
Peruse and procure quality local crafts and discover exciting new flavors with demos, talks, and tastings curated by our friends at Berkshire Grown, and sponsored by Storey Publishing. Learn more about the makers and the programming below.
Click on the images below to learn more about each featured participant.
Local food champion Berkshire Grown is teaming up with North Adam’s very own book publishing powerhouse, Storey Publishing, to bring you a day of delicious demos, talks and tastings in our kitchen. Meet and cook with the authors, get your cookbooks signed, and help celebrate Storey’s 35th anniversary with bites and refreshments from local farms and producers. Click here for program details!
Take a break from the marketplace and step into the sunshine for local craft beers, wood-fired pizzas and an abundance of fresh grilled meats and veggies.
Local Musician Karl Mullen will emcee a line-up at our HEIRLOOM stage, featuring acoustic music, poetry readings and an afternoon dance piece. Enjoy from across the festival or come hang out with food from the Outdoor Eatery and drinks from one of our two bars. Read full descriptions about HEIRLOOM performers by clicking here.
We are so lucky to have the support of local businesses, community leaders and like-minded creatives who share our passion for authentic, handcrafted design and local food. Thank you to all organizations and individuals who help make an enormous event like this possible!