About Berkshire Country Store

Become Part of Our Story

Right in downtown historic Norfolk, CT, the Berkshire Country Store stands as a bright spot for lovers of the simple, cozy country life. Our crew, raised right here, works hard to make life a bit sweeter for our neighbors. We fill our shelves with goods that add to life in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. What you say matters to us—it helps us pick just the right items that speak to our hometown spirit. It’s your needs, your ideas, and your tales that give our store its heart. So, the Berkshire Country Store isn’t just a place—it’s a piece of our local community.

Store owner enjoying a hearty burger and fries at Berkshire Country Store in Norfolk, CT.

Meet Ryan Craig: Beloved Owner of the Berkshire Country Store

Ryan Craig’s journey, rooted in Goshen, CT, is a story of local dedication and entrepreneurial spirit. Raised amidst the close-knit fabric of Northwest Connecticut, Ryan honed his passion for service at the original Berkshire Country Store during his formative years. After a stint in corporate retail, his love for genuine interaction and community service called him back to the area, leading to the revival of the Berkshire Country Store, opening first in Cornwall, CT in 2014, and then reopening again under the same name in January 2017, in Norfolk, CT. Under his leadership, the store has flourished into a beloved local hub, with a team that exemplifies the pinnacle of customer care. Outside the store, Ryan cherishes moments with his family, a grounding force and joyful counterbalance to his work life.

Cozy interior of Berkshire Country Store in Norfolk, CT, showcasing a welcoming dining area and deli counter.

Our Mission:

At Berkshire Country Store, our mission is to provide the Norfolk, CT community with a welcoming and locally-rooted deli experience. Committed to excellence, we strive to offer a diverse selection of high-quality, locally-sourced products, including fresh deli meats, artisanal cheeses, and homemade specialties.

Our Delectable Offerings at Berkshire:

Indulge in the flavors of Norfolk with Berkshire Country Store’s homemade delights. Each dish is a celebration of Litchfield County’s finest flavors, ever evolving to bring you a taste of the seasonal harvest. Wander through our aisles to discover a world of artisanal mastery, where every item, from handcrafted goods to unique culinary creations, reflects Northwest Connecticut’s rich traditions and innovative spirit. Experience the essence of local craftsmanship and savor the stories woven into every product on our shelves.

Gourmet bagel breakfast sandwich with crispy bacon and fresh lettuce on a plate at Berkshire Country Store.

From Our Patrons' Hearts: Stories Shared at Berkshire


John O' the Woods

Who the heck is this guy?

The Story of John O’ The Woods

They called him John O’ the Woods. No one, it seems, knew his real name or where he called home. Yet he became one of the most colorful and beloved characters in nineteenth-century Northwest Connecticut. John was a wanderer. Dubbed one of the true “knights of the road” by local villagers, he showed up in Norfolk (or, as he’d say, NorFORK) on a seemingly regular basis seeking the generosity and hospitality of the town—particularly the good food and conviviality to be found at the Berkshire Country Store.

An entertaining conversationalist, John could often be found in his favorite window seat in the Berkshire establishment’s popular “readin’, restin’ and relaxin’ corner” perusing the latest issue of Norfolk Now and spinning tales of, shall we say, questionable reliability, as fellow travelers and Norfolkians alike listened intently. He was, so he claimed, the sole survivor of Norfolk’s dark and ancient past and the only living witness to the “true facts.” Not surprisingly, the hero of his oft’ told “true” stories was usually none other than… John O’ the Woods!

More From The Berkshire Country Store


Yes, you can conveniently order online through our website. For an even easier ordering experience, download the Clover App available on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and have your favorite items ready for pickup with just a few clicks!

We’re nestled in the heart of Norfolk, Connecticut, at 6 Station Pl, Norfolk, CT 06058. Visit our Contact Us page for a map and directions.

Yes, we offer a variety of gluten-free and vegan options to accommodate our customers’ dietary needs.

Yes, we have comfortable seating available for you to enjoy your meal right here in our cozy store setting.

Follow us on social media to catch all our daily deals and new product alerts. We love keeping you informed and part of our store’s community. So, don’t miss out—connect with us online for all the latest updates!

Yes, we have ample parking available for our customers right outside the store.

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