|News & Events late August/ September 2011 |
Berkshire Grown online
Reserve your place: $65 for Berkshire Grown members, join here
$75 a ticket if you are not a Berkshire Grown member
Scroll down e-newsletter for links to participating restaurants!
Dates, Places, contact info here!
Berkshire Grown member-hosted workshops will present hands-on demonstrations. Huge variety of workshops, times, teachers, more here!
THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 27th:
Sponsor Storey Publishing hosts two workshops:
8:30 - 10:30 am - at Gramercy Bistro (@MASS MoCA) in North Adams
RSVP: 413-663-5300 firstname.lastname@example.org
4 - 6pm at the Nutrition Center in Great Barrington
featuring Storey Publishing author Sherri Brooks Vinton, learn to make Quick Blueberry Jam and Spicy Carrot Pickles. The fee to participate is $45 and includes a copy of Vinton's book Put 'Em Up, or $30 fee which does not include purchase of the book (retail value of $19.95).
Please RSVP NOW to Gramercy Bistro or the Nutrition Center.
In support of the
Berkshire Grown mission and in partnership with this preservation effort, the Berkshire Co-op Market, Mezze Restaurant Group, The Red Lion Inn and Storey Publishing are official sponsors of the Preserving the Bounty event workshops.
Registration is required for these classes. Please contact participating workshop host locations directly to register for specific events, contact information is here!
Upcoming workshops, more information here:
Saturday August 27: Gramercy Bistro & The Nutrition Center
Sunday August 28: Mezze Bistro + Bar
September 10: Hancock Shaker Village & Berkshire Co-op
September 17: Sheep Hill, Williamstown
September 18: Gala Steakhouse & Bistro
September 25: Heirloom Meals, Stockbridge
Meet Berkshire Grown's Farmers
Interns report from the farms:
Holiday Brook Farm
by Gina Iannitelli:
"Jesse Robertson-Dubois's face cracks into a semi-serious smile. "Driving the hay mower on a partially sunny day...moving the cows to new grass...and watching kids eating green beans in the field," says the manager of Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton, MA. It is clear that the farm is truly supported by individuals of all ages, as Jesse's..." read more
When Pigs Fly Farm
by Nichole Calero:
Growth at When Pigs Fly - a farm owned and operated by Andy and Sandra Snyder-- has meant both a bigger farm stand and a spot at the Otis farmers market. The Snyders are proud that they've not raised their prices once in the past decade, prompting signs like the one that reads "Share the health- purchase only one dozen eggs at a time." Read more here
by Anthony Raduazo:
"Everett "Gus" Martin, at age 76, is not new to agriculture. When asked when he had first started farming, Gus looks bewildered. It's as if someone had asked him when he had taken his first breath. "Well, I grew up on this farm," he says, "My family has always farmed." The statement was not meant to be hyperbolic. The Martins have been farming in Cheshire, Massachusetts ever since Edward Martin first moved to the town in 1790. Gus, the current owner and operator of Elmartin Farm, is of the seventh generation of Martin farmers in Cheshire . . . " read more
Wednesday September 7th at Bascom Lodge at 6 pm
Cricket Creek Farm &
Making award winning cheese in the Berkshires - the story of a local farm and its cheeses. Berkshire Grown member Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, MA produces a variety of award winning cheeses with milk from its cows. Come hear the story, and taste it!
Then stay for dinner, reservations 413-743-1591
Farmers Markets are open!
Support your local farmer!
VISIT A FARMERS' MARKET THIS WEEK!
Sign up for news and event updates:
The Sheffield Farmers' Market
Great Barrington Farmers' Market
The Nutrition Center Farmers' Market
MORE FARMERS' MARKETS click on MAP-O-LICIOUS
What We're Reading
New Farmers Find Their Footing by Mark Bittman, NYTIMES
Inspired by Eliot Coleman, " a hero for his innovative approaches to fertilizing, greenhouses, tool-making, teaching and more" more people are taking up farming in Maine, writes Bittman. Read more here
Photograph from the Four Season Farm website
"Number of farmers markets in U.S. jumps 17 percent."
By MICHELE KAYAL The Associated Press
"They are a way people can reconnect with agriculture, with farmers, with how food is produced," says Kathleen Merrigan, deputy agriculture secretary.
read more here
|SAVE THE DATE: Exciting series begins Wednesday September 28th -- 7 pm |
"Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement"
Sit in as we show a 12 week class coordinated by author Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson of the People's Grocery featuring guest speakers about the food movement.
The course is being taught this season at UC Berkeley.
Berkshire Grown will be screening the course free with co-host Bard College at Simon's Rock beginning Sept. 28th in the Lecture Center.
Let us know if you are interested in watching the course, it's free, send an e-mail:
barbara(at)berkshiregrown (dot) org
Thanks to our sponsor for the series:
IREDALE MINERAL COSMETICS
Share the Bounty = Berkshire Grown's win - win project:
Helps local farms + food pantries.
See and hear more about Share the Bounty here & here!
Berkshire Grown Online Farmers' Market
a 24 hour Farmers' Market!
Berkshire Grown has created a Facebook page
called Berkshire Grown Online Farmers' Marketplace
- a central place for Berkshire Grown members to congregate and talk supply and demand.
Self-propelled by Berkshire Grown members, the page will benefit those of you who choose to participate in it. Farmers and food producers can post what they have available, and chefs and community members can comment or contact suppliers directly with requests for product or more information.
Thanks for the photo to Nicole Calero, taken at Hawthorne Valley Farm
Berkshire Grown offers this as a networking service and bears no responsibility for transactions.
MASSACHUSETTS GROWN...and FRESHER!
If you are traveling through Massachusetts check out this map, support our local farmers throughout the state!
CHECK OUT MAP-O-LICIOUS FOR FRESH
LOCAL EGGS, CHEESE, MEAT & MORE
$35 per person, Kids under 16 pay their age, cash bar.
For tickets call, email or send Sean Stanton a check.
North Plain Farm
PO Box 61
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Stay In touch!
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Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Sheryl Lechner, Outreach Coordinator