Berkshire Botanical Garden Plant Sale!
May 7 - 8th
choose from thousands of plants, shrubs and bulbs, many of which are grown
right at Berkshire Botanical
GardenBerkshire Botanical Garden on the webGreen Drinks May 5th
with Project Native & Master Gardeners
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Eat Locally Grown food
at Route 7 Grill, Great Barrington, MARoute 7 Grill here
|Meet Our Farmers|
Roberto 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|
Poll: Americans Want Junk Foods Pulled From Lunch Menus, More Physical Activity
"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
This 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
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
Berkshire 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about Blue Moon Shrooms on Berkshire Food Journal
Why 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