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Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village
Providing:  Pick Your Own , Market
Farming Practices:  Naturally Grown , Organic
Attractions:  Gift Shop , Tour
 




Phone: 413.443.0188
Website: www.hancockshakervillage.org




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Hancock Shaker Village is an outdoor history museum and farm bringing the Shaker story to life and preserving it for future generations. See the Village come to life through tours, exhibitions, demonstrations and participatory activities. Talk with artisans working in authentic Shaker shops. Learn about the heritage breed animals that roam the pastures and the heirloom crops in the gardens while soaking up the beauty of Shaker architecture.Farming was at the heart of all Shaker communities and agricultural experimentation and technology made their farms models of efficiency and innovation. In the Spring, the herb and vegetable gardens come to life with strawberry and asparagus plants, calendula, thyme, sage and other distinct varieties grown by the Shakers. A bounty of color and scent floods your senses. In the Fall, the gardeners collect seeds from heirloom varieties as part of the Village's ongoing conservation efforts. The gardens are generally covered in snow from mid-November to mid-March, depending on the severity of the fickle Berkshire winter.

1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield


Directions: From Albany, New York (approximately 1 hour)
Take Route I-90 east to Exit 11E (Route 20) Nassau
Follow Route 20 east into Massachusetts. The Village's entrance is on the right, approximately 3 miles from the New York/Massachusetts border.


From Boston (approximately 2 1/2 hours), Springfield (approximately 1 hour), Massachusetts and other points east
Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) west to exit 1
Take Route 41 north through the towns of West Stockbridge and Richmond to the junction of Route 20)
Take Route 20 west for 0.5 miles, the Village's entrance is on the left.


From Connecticut
If you are located near I-91, take I-91 north to I-90 and follow above directions from Springfield. If you are in eastern Connecticut, it is not convenient to use the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Take Route 44 west to Route 8
Take Route 8 north to Route 20
Take Route 20 west; it merges with Route 7 in Lenox.
Follow Route 7 north/20 west to Pittsfield where Route 20 west breaks off.
Take Route 20 west, the Village's entrance is 6 miles on the left.

or

Take Route 44 north to Route 7 in Canaan, Connecticut.
Take Route 7 north through Great Barrington, Massachusetts to Route 41.
Take Route 41 north to the junction of Routes 41 and 20.
Take Route 20 west for 0.5 miles, the Village's entrance is on the left.


From New York City via I-87 (approximately 3 hours)
Take I-87 north to I-90
Take I-90 east to Exit B-3 in New York (There is no exit eastbound at Exit 1 in Massachusetts. If you continue on I-90 you can get off at exit 2-Lee and follow directions from Massachusetts and other points east.)
Take Route 22 (north) to Route 295
Take Route 295 east to Route 41
Take Route 41 north to the junction of Routes 41 and 20
Take Route 20 west for 0.5 miles, the Village's entrance is on the left.


From New York City via Taconic Parkway (approximately 3 hours)
Take the Parkway north to Route 295 (it is the last exit before the toll).
Take Route 295 east to Route 41.
Take Route 41 north to the junction of Routes 41 and 20.
Take Route 20 west for 0.5 miles, the Village's entrance is on the left.



Pick Your Own farm has the following produce:


Pumpkin
Picking Condition: Not Available Now
Market farm has the following produce:


Currants
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Asparagus
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Beans
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Beets
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Corn
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Lettuce
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Peas
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Pepper
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Tomatoes
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Pumpkin
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Squash
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Zucchini
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This listing was last updated on: February 1, 2013


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