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NEWS + EVENTS  
Mid-March 2013 newsletter
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Building Resilience 3.21.13  

 

 





  Watson 3.22.13

 





 




 

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

 

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation sheep hill First course

Mesclun greens with maple-balsamic vinaigrette or

Roasted carrot bisque

Entrée

Roasted rib eye with red wine sauce, fingerling potatoes, and baby vegetables

Cheese course

Tasting of three regional cheeses   

Dessert

Apple frangipane tart

  

 

 

To reserve: 458-2494 or ruraland@wrlf.org, by March 15

 

                                                                





Project Native Film Festival!

Project Native FF

Sunday, April 7, 2013  
10:00am-10:00pm  
Triplex Cinema - Great Barrington

Berkshire Grown to sponsor "Bitter Seeds"

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  

 

 

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Currently watching...

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

 





Currently reading...

 

Don't let food marketers profit from your poor diet

By PHILIP KORMAN and MARGARET CHRISTIE, our colleagues at CISA - Daily Hampshire Gazette  


  "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..."

 

Read more

 






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 !
March Maple Dinner 2013




 

     Quick Bites:

 

Save the date: 
FARM TO SCHOOL
 

DISCOVER:  

Berkshire Grown Online Farmers' Market -  

a 24 hour Farmers' Market!   


  

 

purple and green veggies

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.   

 

*Berkshire Grown offers this as a networking service and bears no responsibility for transactions.

   

 Thanks for the photo to Peter Cherneff.   

 

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   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 


 

                                                                   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
Brunswick
Off-Season
Milk
The Last Shepherd

Sponsors: The Chatham Agricultural Partnership, The Chatham Film Club, and The Columbia Land Conservancy
 



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