NEWS + EVENTS
Mid-March 2013 newsletter
Make a difference -- support local farms,
join Berkshire Grown here
Please join us at Gramercy Bistro
for Local Flavors
Gramercy Bistro at Mass MoCA - 87 Marshall Street - North Adams
A four-course farm to table dinner artfully prepared by Chef Alexander Smith
to benefit the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation and featuring a third course cheese-tasting
with food scholar and former cheese maker Brent Wasser
Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:00PM
$115 per person - $100 WRLF members
Mesclun greens with maple-balsamic vinaigrette or
Roasted carrot bisque
Roasted rib eye with red wine sauce, fingerling potatoes, and baby vegetables
Tasting of three regional cheeses
Apple frangipane tart
Project Native Film Festival!
Berkshire Grown to sponsor "Bitter Seeds"
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Triplex Cinema - Great Barrington
Bitter Seeds follows a season in a village at the epicenter of the crisis, from sowing to harvest. Like most of his neighbors, cotton-farmer Ram Krishna must borrow heavily in order to afford the mounting costs of modern farming. Required by a money-lender to put up his land as collateral, he gambles on everything he has.
When his crop is attacked by pests, Ram Krishna must do whatever he can to avoid losing the family land. Adding to his burden is another duty - his daughter has reached marrying age, and he must find the money for an expensive dowry. Ram Krishna has just become a candidate for joining the ranks of the farmers who commit suicide in despair (Teddy Bear Films).
"Bitter Seeds" will be shown at 11:45am
See the other films being shown here
Project Native Facebook
|Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA|
Don't let food marketers profit from your poor diet
"The road to the food of our future forks in front of us. One path leads us to a dependency on large companies that use a tremendous amount of energy to process and transport unhealthy food products. The other path utilizes local resources and talent to enrich our diets.
"This second path describes a world where people create time together to share the tools and learn the skills needed to grow, produce, market, distribute and cook healthy, fresh, locally grown produce, meat and other farm products. This path weaves the economic and social fabric of our community.
"The decisions we make every meal, every day, take us a step further down one path or the other..."
Berkshire Grown's March Maple Dinner
WE'VE SOLD OUT! - Thank You!!!
Listen: Peter Platt, owner and chef of The Old Inn on the Green, who is producing The March Maple Dinner, and Jeffrey Thompson, executive chef of Wheatleigh on WAMC !
Save the date:
FARM TO SCHOOL
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 mem
bers 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.
*Berkshire Grown offers this as a networking service and bears no responsibility for transactions.
Thanks for the photo to Peter Cherneff.
If you are traveling through Massachusetts check out this map, support our local farmers throughout the state!
LOCAL EGGS, CHEESE, MEAT & MORE
The Chatham Farming Community Presents:
Sunday March 17, 2013 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Crandell Theatre, Chatham, NY
* Free admission, non-perishable donation for Chatham's Silent Food Pantry recommended
The Last Shepherd
Sponsors: The Chatham Agricultural Partnership, The Chatham Film Club, and The Columbia Land Conservancy
Stay In touch!
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Thanks to BG Intern Rachel Moriarty!
Barbara Zheutlin, Director
Sheryl Lechner, Outreach Coordinator