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News & Events Mid-Summer 2010
Pick Your Own Berries!
 
ALWAYS CALL FIRST FOR AVAILABILITY!

raspberriesTaste the difference of farm fresh and local! 

Pick-Your-Own at Berkshire Grown member farms :


Blueberry Hill Farm in Washington, MA
413-623-5859  Call for availability and note there are two with same name.

Blueberry Hill Farm in Mount Washington, MA
413-528-1479 Call for availability and note this has the same name a above.

Green River Farms, Williamstown  (413) 458-2470

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Lakeview Orchard, Lanesboro (413) 448-6009
Pick your own raspb
erries, and tart cherries, call for availability.
Open Tuesday - Sunday 9 - 4

Moon in the Pond Sheffield, MA 413-229-3092
 
Windy Hill Farm, Great Barrington (413) 298-3217
Pick your own blueberries call for information!
Monday - Sunday, 9 AM - 4 PM

Harvest is weather dependent, so always call ahead for picking details.


For more berries go to Farm Stands, Farmers' Markets, and more, see Map-o-licious 

What We are Listening to:

Meet Berkshire Grown Board member Carole Murko & Listen to Ruth Reichl on Murko's show: Heirloom Meals


Murko and ReichlReichl on the Radio
Heirloom Meals Interviews Prolific Food Critic/Writer Ruth Reichl

Watch the 6 part video series of Ruth and Carole's discussion on family, food and eating philosophies!

You are invited to a Farm to Table Benefit for Berkshire Grown

Sunday August 22, 2010 at 5 pm
at the home of Carole Murko and Jim Finnerty in Stockbridge, MA
.

wine glassesJoin us for delicious locally grown food prepared following heirloom recipes plus conversation with  guest of honor Sarah Gray Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Country Living Magazine.

$250 per person
Please RSVP to [email protected]

More info here 

Meet Our Farmers

Jasper Hill Farm VTFarmers Markets are Open!
Support our farmers, shop locally:

Fridays in Sheffield, Pittsfield, Adams and Lenox!

Saturdays in Gt. Barrington, Lanesborough, Norfolk, North Adams, Otis, Pittsfield, and Williamstown

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


WHAT WE ARE READING:

White House Chef Sam Kass Gives Governors a Special Cooking Class -- how to cook a healthy school lunch

Boston, MA: "Today, a group of America's governors got a taste of what it would be like to have Sam Kass as their lunch lady.

Jasper Hill Farm VT"The assistant White House chef and First Lady Michelle Obama's Food Initiative Coordinator, who has hosted many guest chefs at the White House, was the special guest chef at the National Governors Association annual summer meeting, and gave the governors a lesson in how to cook a healthy school lunch, as part of a special plenary session on childhood obesity and hunger, "Recipe for a Healthy Future: Examining Childhood Nutrition and Obesity."

"It was a bipartisan healthy bites party; Kass was joined onstage at the Boston Sheraton by Colorado's Governor Bill Ritter (above) and South Dakota's Governor Mike Rounds (R). Forty of the nation's governors are attending the 3-day conference, which is sponsored by private corporate donations...."
 
Read more on Obamafoodarama here
What we are reading:

Chef tapped as city's 1st food policy director
By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / July 20, 2010
 
 
Boston Food Policy Murnane"Edith Murnane has always been defined by food, from the bucolic 700-acre apple orchard where she grew up to her Jamaica Plain restaurant, which served an extraordinary chili that tempered the bite of chipotle peppers with dark Belgian chocolate.

"Now [Boston] Mayor Thomas M. Menino has pulled Murnane out of the kitchen to employ her gastronomic know-how in a new way. Murnane has been named Boston's first food policy director to help increase access to fresh eats and expand opportunities for urban farming.

"'Bringing fresh food into the city is really important to the city's health, both its physical health and its economic health,'' Murnane said yesterday. 'We need to be better at making food physically accessible to everyone across the board.''

"Murnane, 46, will work out of the mayor's office to coordinate food policy across the city, having an impact on everything from school lunches to farmers markets, antiobesity efforts to meals for home-bound seniors...

Read more here in the Boston Globe


Quick Bites

BERKSHIRE WINERY WINS BEST STATE WINE IN MASSACHUSETTS
 
Wines from Furnace BrookRichmond, MA July 7, 2010 - Furnace Brook Winery's sparkling Muscato was awarded the Best State Wine at the June 12, 2010 judging of the Northeast Wine Competition in West Springfield, MA.   The Best State Wine award is given to one wine with the highest ranking from each of the seven competing states.  
 
Twelve judges presided over the competition, which included 310 entries from New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Each wine was taste tested by at least three judges and scored according to a 20 point UCLA-Davis Scoring System.


Furnace Brook Winery here
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GET YOUR LOCAL, AWARD-WINNING BBQ SAUCE LOCALLY!
 
Route 7 Grill's award-winning BBQ sauces are also on sale at the Berkshire Co-op Market!

Route 7 Grill

999 Main Street (Rt 7)
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: 413.528.3235


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BERKSHIRE CO-OP MARKET OFFERS FREE FARM TOURS!

McEnroe Organic Farm, Millerton, NY

SUNDAY, JULY 25TH AT 11 AM.

McEnroe Organic FarmJoin Berkshire Co-op Market for a FREE Farm Tour to McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton, NY. McEnroe Farm Education Director, Suko Presseau will lead a tour of the farm, including their compost facility, greenhouse and pastures. Have a seat and a bite to eat before or after your tour on their picturesque Caf´┐Ż deck!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! SIGN UP TODAY! CALL 413.528.9697 X10 OR STOP BY THE FRONT DESK at the store! 42 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA.
Berkshire Co-op here

McEnroe Organic Farm here


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Discover Berkshire Food Journal here

New story posted featuring Brian Alberg, Executive Chef at The Red Lion Inn, plus stories about farms, food producers and more.

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TASTE OF COLUMBIA COUNTY BOUNTY
 Monday August 2nd from 5 - 8 pm
 
Col County Bouty porchThis delightful event, a fundraiser for the Columbia County Bounty program, brings together the finest farmers, producers, chefs and processors from Columbia County and the Hudson Valley for a summer's evening of great food featuring the finest local products.


WHERE: Columbia County Fairgrounds on Route 66 in Chatham

More information here about tickets, etcetera
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ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR!

August 6-8, 2010 in Adams, MA
 
For information:click here
or visit the fair's page on Facebook.



BG logoStay In touch!

Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter will come out twice a month, around the 1st & 15th, during the growing season.  Please send information to [email protected], thanks!

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