Join us September 16th - farm fresh food tastings - new larger space - seating available!

Reservations:  413-528-0041




Reservations:  413-528-0041

Tickets $80

Berkshire Grown Members $70 



Thank you underwriters!

Berkshire Bank

Ginsberg's Foods

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

The Red Lion Inn


Howard and Sue Arkans

Berkshire Co-op Market

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Elisa Spungen Bildner & Robert Bildner

Laurily Epstein

Benno Friedman &

Stephanie Blumenthal

Annette Grant

Haymeadow Pond Farm 

Lucy Holland and Charles Schulze

The Hotchkiss School

Honey Sharp and David Lippman  

Jeremy Merrin and Linda Blum 

        Mountain One  Bank                

Deb and Bill Ryan

Jane and Martin Schwartz 

Robert and Marja Tepper


Blue Q

Ariel Bock & Jonathan Epstein 

Mary Campbell 

Neil and Kathleen Chrisman

Curtin Financial Planning

Greylock Federal Credit Union

Steven and Roberta Haas

Bobbie Hallig

          Jonathan Hankin

Liz and Jerry Hellman

Hudson Valley Bounty

IndoChina Productions

Jack and Beth Isler

          Lola Jaffe

Lee Bank

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank 

Claire Rosenberg

Marion Simon

The UltraWellness Center

           L.V. Toole Insurance Agency

Ward's Nursery & Garden Center

Windy Hill Farm



Hear about the Harvest Supper: on WAMC Radio  

Farmers Ted Dobson, Equinox Farm and Laura Meister, Farm Girl Farm;

Chef Daire Rooney, Allium Restaurant + Bar and Barbara Zheutlin, BG

Support your local farmers, 
become a Berkshire Grown member here 

In This Issue
Quick Links
Social Media Corner

 Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

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

What we're reading:

Berkshire Organics' newsletter: a new source for local milk-- Leahey Farm   

null "Leahey Farm has been family owned and operated since 1889. Nestled in the October Mountain region of the Berkshires, it is one of the last small family farms left in Lee. Leahey Farm produced and sold milk for more than 100 years. For many years they have only raised beef, pork & lamb now owners Phil & Jen Leahey are returning the farm to its original roots as a dairy farm. 



"Berkshire Organics is pleased to offer the first dairy products from Leahey Farm (with more to come) for delivery & market customers. This week we have Whole Milk (with Cream Top), Pasteurized but not homogenized. The fresh milk is delivered to the market on Wednesdays & Fridays. To order online type Leahey into the search box (top right corner) or reserve by calling 413-442-0888. 

What we're reading
We've been reading the e-news blasts from the farms in the Berkshires, learning directly from the farmers what's been happening on the farm, and at the farmers market.    

Suzy Konecky writes the Cricket Creek News
in addition to working at the farm and at farmers' markets. 

What We're Reading


"In A Grain Of Golden Rice, A World Of Controversy Over GMO Foods"

null "There's a kind of rice growing in some test plots in the Philippines that's unlike any rice ever seen before. It's yellow. Its backers call it "golden rice." It's been genetically modified so that it contains beta-carotene, the source of vitamin A.

"Millions of people in Asia and Africa don't get enough of this vital nutrient, so this rice has become the symbol of an idea: that genetically engineered crops can be a tool to improve the lives of the poor.

"It's a statement that rouses emotions and sets off fierce arguments. There's a raging, global debate about such crops.  Read/ Listen here 


  News Analysis

Golden Rice: Lifesaver? 

Also comments in the New York Times  

n the NY TIMES

Michael Pollan comments: "My point is these people need a better diet even to make the golden rice work, so why not just work on getting them a better diet? How does a bowl of golden rice compare with a carrot? How many carrots, or vitamin supplements, or squash seeds, can you buy and distribute with the hundreds of millions that has been spent developing golden rice? Is this the best use of our resources? I don't know the answers, but these are key questions no one seems to be asking.

Pollan continues: "I am willing to get behind a G.M. product that offers the world something great, but I'm not at all sure this is the killer app everyone thinks it is. It seems to me the focus should be on alleviating poverty and improving diet. As is so often the case, the G.M. product ignores contexts - cultural, nutritional, etc. Will people eat bright yellow rice - that supposedly takes longer to cook, in places where fuel is scarce? Maybe. (They won't eat brown rice, which already exists and is far more nutritious.)....


Keep reading online at the NY TIMES here

Berkshire Grown's 2013 Buyer's Guide to Locally Grown Food, Flowers and Plants:  

2013 Farm Guide color  
Woven Roots Farm, Lee, MA               photo by Jonathan Hankin

Find your way to farmers' markets, local farms and farm stands. Look for a copy of the Guide wherever you find brochures and flyers around the county.
You can also browse listings of Berkshire Grown members on Map-o-licious..

The Buyer's Guide is distributed free throughout the Berkshires at more than three dozen locations. Many thanks for support from our members and the 


vegies slim vertical
In the area?

Check out Berkshire Grown's
Massachusetts grown... and

Stay In touch!  
BG logo Berkshire Grown's e-newsletter comes out monthly.  Please send information to [email protected], thanks!  Join Berkshire Grown here.

    Barbara Zheutlin, Director  
Sheryl Lechner, Outreach Coordinator
Suzie Fowle, Program Associate 

Berkshire Grown | 413-528-0041 | [email protected] |
314 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Copyright © 20XX. All Rights Reserved.