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Rachel Moriarty

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Rachel Moriarty is the coordinator of BerkShares Local Currency and director of operations at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. Born and raised in the Berkshires, her knowledge of the area allows her to work to increase circulation of BerkShares locally and engage the community around the opportunities for economic resiliency in Berkshire County. Rachel received her B.S. in sustainable food and farming from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to working at the Schumacher Center, she worked for Berkshire Grown and Greenagers.

Articles by Rachel Moriarty

BerkShares Business of the Month: Braise Worthy

Sunday, 23 Jun 2019 - Braise Worthy has a unique business model: Through a direct-to-consumer subscription service, meals are delivered weekly to three pick-up locations throughout the southern Berkshires.

BerkShares Business of the Month: Rolling Rock Farm

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - When asked about the most important thing he’s learned from all his years in business, Rolling Rock Farm's Tony Carlotto said that it’s to be nice to people, adding, “When you’re happy and show up with a big smile, it spreads.”

BerkShares Business of the Month: The Floor Store

Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 - They don’t see many cash sales, but Joe Sr. says that they accept BerkShares at the Floor Store because, “Anyone who is helping increase the visibility of the Berkshires is helping everyone in it.”

BerkShares Business of the Month: Chesterwood

Friday, 22 Feb 2019 - The first retail location to carry BerkShares postcards, Chesterwood supports BerkShares as a marketing opportunity to reinforce the connection to the Berkshire economy.

BerkShares Business of the Month: Evergreen Fine American Crafts

Friday, 18 May 2018 - The justification to stock only United States-made goods originated as an esthetic preference and desire to support the artisan community, but what now seems like a radical ethos has since transformed into the hallmark of Evergreen brand.

BerkShares Business of the Month: The Bistro Box

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 - The building has seen many tenants over the years but when Nick and Birdie moved in, they brought a bold new take on shack food that reflects their culinary skills and creativity.