Business in Brief
Adams: Pilot Farmers Market opens Sunday
The Adams Pilot Farmers Market will open for the season on Sunday and run through September. The hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adams Visitor Center on 3 Hoosac St.
The market will offer locally raised, grass-fed beef and pork, homemade jelly, fresh produce, plants, homemade soaps, handcrafted wooden cradles, and homemade bagels among other items.
Information: (413) 663-7588 ext. 16; www.nbccoalition.org.
Pittsfield: Guido's begins defibrillator program
Guido's Fresh Marketplace has created and implemented an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program.
The AED unit is available for emergency use by staff or members of the public who are currently trained and certified in AED/CPR (through a nationally approved program such as the American Heart Association or American Red Cross).
Guido's stores in Pittsfield and Great Barrington are now each equipped with AED units.
For further information on how Guido's developed its AED program, contact Louis Senecal, (413) 442-9912.
Sheffield: Hardman Fund awards $35K in grants
The Robert and James Hardman Fund, an endowment of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, has awarded $35,100 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations that serve North Adams, Clarksburg, Florida and Stamford, Vt.
The Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative and Elder Services of Berkshire County each received $4,800, the highest total among the 17 recipients. The Berkshire Food Project received $4,400 to provide free noontime meals for those in need between Monday and Friday.
The other recipients include: Berkshire County Kids Place; Berkshire Nursing Families; Community Access to the Arts; Community Legal Aid; Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires; Hoosic River Revival Coalition; and Mill City Productions.
Also receiving grants were: North Adams Ambulance Service; North Adams Historical Society; Northern Berkshire Community Coalition; Northern Berkshire YMCA; Shakespeare & Company; St. Vincent dePaul; and Take and Eat Inc.
The Hardman Fund for North Adams was established in 2000 by members of the Hardman family in honor of the late James A. Hardman, Jr. and Robert Hardman who were descendants of the earliest settlers of the area that eventually came to be known as North Adams.