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News & Events May 2010
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The dates, prices and menus for Farmed + Foraged vary dramatically.

Menus on BerkshireGrown.org

PLEASE CALL RESTAURANTS: DATES, MENUS, & PRICES VARY
For example, some restaurants will be celebrating only on Saturday night.

ALLIUM RESTAURANT + BAR
BABA LOUIE'S
BERKSHIRE CO-OP MARKET CAFE
BRIX
CASTLE STREET CAFE
ENLIGHTENNEXT
GRAMERCY BISTRO @ MASS MOCA
GUIDO'S FRESH MARKETPLACE
GYPSY JOYNT
HAVEN
JOHN ANDREWS RESTAURANT
LA TERRAZZA RESTAURANT AT GATEWAYS INN
MEXICAN RADIO
MEZZE BISTRO + BAR
MISSION BAR + TAPAS
NAPA WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT
NUDEL
PERIGEE
ROUTE 7 GRILL
STAGECOACH TAVERN
THE INN AT SWEET WATER FARM
THE OLD INN ON THE GREEN
THE RED LION INN
THE WILLIAMSVILLE INN
 
Many thanks to our Farmed + Foraged Sponsors!

Jasper Hill Farm VT

Events

Berkshire Botanical Garden Plant Sale!
May 7 - 8th
Gardeners can choose from thousands of plants, shrubs and bulbs, many of which are grown right at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jasper Hill Farm VT
Berkshire Botanical Garden on the web

Green Drinks May 5th with Project Native & Master Gardeners
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Eat Locally Grown food
at Route 7 Grill, Great Barrington, MA

Route 7 Grill here


Meet Our Farmers

Farmers Markets are Opening!

Find Farmers' Markets on Berkshire Grown's Map-o-licious here!

Berkshire Area Farmers' Market in Lanesboro opens May 1
Lenox Farmers' Market Friday opens May 7
Farmers Market of Otis opens May 8
Great Barrington Farmers' Market here, opens May 8th

Roberto at Farmers' MarketRoberto Flores of Good Dogs Farm at the Sheffield Farmers Market.  Opening Friday May 21st 3:30 - 6:30!
Sheffield Farmers Market  is now on the web, check it out!
  
Pittsfield and Adams Farmers' Markets open on May 28

 What We're Reading at Berkshire Grown
 
First Lady ObamaOBAMAFOODORAMA

"New Poll: Americans Want Junk Foods Pulled From Lunch Menus, More Physical Activity In Schools"


"A new survey released from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation adds fuel to the fire of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, which is seeking dramatic changes for America's school lunch menus, and a boost in kids' access to physical activity." 

Read more on Obama Foodorama


The Westside Farm Project began as a grassroots effort within the Westside neighborhood of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The project's vision was to transform Westside vacant lots into positive green space for community interaction centered on organic food production for residents.

Westside Farm Project Pittsfield April 10This year, the Westside Farm Project hopes to cultivate over 7,000 square feet in the neighborhood. Garden sites are on Robbins Avenue, a former vacant lot on Linden Street, and at the Conte Community School. In addition to expanding production, the Westside Farm Project is focusing on community and educational outreach via three initiatives: a weekly cooking program for teens at the Christian Center, assisting the Conte Community School with a garden and related curriculum, and weekly open garden hours for youth at the Robbins and Linden sites.


The Farm Project needs transplants!  They would be happy to swing by your farm or garden and pick up some plants.  They have a wish list on their website

Westside Farm Project here
Quick Bites
Cows from Berkshire Food JournalBerkshire Food Journal, created by Caroline Alexander, features farmers, food artisans and local food advocates in the Berkshires.

Learn more about many Berkshire Grown member farms and food producers, including  Leahey Farm in Lee (pictured) on Berkshire Food Journal.

Discover Berkshire Food Journal here

MOVING SALE:  BLUE MOON SHROOMS'
Bohn compressors/ condensers for two cold rooms are for sale.

One is a 2 fan model, the other a 3 fan.  They are in good working order.   Also other farm equipment.  Leslie Taft can be reached at 413-274-6676 or bluemoonshrooms@verizon.net.
Thank you.
Read about Blue Moon Shrooms on Berkshire Food Journal
Jasper Hill Farm VTWhy Retire Ronald? 

For nearly 50 years no one has been better at hooking kids on unhealthy food, spurring an epidemic of diet-related disease. Ronald deserves a break, and so do we!


Brought by "Value the Meal" and "Challenging Corporate Abuse of Our Food"
More info on Corporate Accountability International here

Retire Ronald -- the website here

More on Retire Ronald McDonald here
 

BG logoStay In touch!

Berkshire  Grown e-newsletter will come out twice a month, around the 1st & 15th, during the growing season.  Please send information to barbara@berkshiregrown.org, thanks!

Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Sheryl Lechner, Outreach Coordinator
413-528-0041