Berkshire Grown presents    
Beyond Farm to Table: The Future of Food

Monday August 18, 2014 at 7 pm


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Mon. Aug. 18th 7 pm 

The Third Plate Ruth Reichl, author of Garlic and Sapphires and Tender at the Bone, writes that Barber

"Asks questions that nobody else has raised about what it means to be a chef, the nature of taste, and what 'sustainable' really means. He challenges everything you think you know about food; it will change the way you eat. If I could give every cook just one book, this would be the one."
Learn more about The Third Plate: Field Notes from the Future of Food
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Eizabeth Kolbert
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Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, which was based on a groundbreaking three-part series in the magazine on climate change for which she won American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. Her recent book, The Sixth Extinction, acclaimed by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, was praised by National Geographic for its "combination of scientific rigor and wry humor that keeps you turning the pages." Kolbert lives in Williamstown, Mass.
Wednesday July 16th at 6 pm 
Cricket Creek Farm at 
Bascom Lodge on top of Mount Greylock
Event Is Free.

Berkshire Grown members Cricket Creek return to tantalize us with their Berkshire-made cheeses. 
If you want to stay for: DINNER: 7:00PM; ONE SEATING Reservations Are Required, Call 413-743-1591 413-743-1591
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NOFA Summer Conference 
NOFA 2011 conference
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference takes place August 8-10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

 

 

What we are watching: 

A Long Row in Fertile Ground, a film about farming in Western Massachusetts, watch here.

Indian Line Farm The film produced for WGBY features Lila Berle at her sheep farm in Great Barrington, Clarkdale Fruit Farm in Deerfield, Luther Beldon Farm in Hatfield, Winter Moon Farm in Hadley, Szawlowski Potato Farms in Hatfield, Red Fire Farm in Montague and Elizabeth Keen, talking about Indian Line Farm in South Egremont, the first CSA farm in the country.


 

What We Are Reading

 Berkshires aspires to be food mecca by Frank Olito in the Boston Globe

 

" this region in western-most Massachusetts...wants to ...build a brand as recognizable as Napa, Vermont, and the Cape. The idea is to tap into the burgeoning interest in food tourism to become a year-round destination, with the most ambitious dreamers envisioning the region as New England's equivalent of Napa Valley.

 

"The strategy taps into three trends: the local food movement, the popularity of farm-to-table restaurants, and the growth of small-scale, specialty farms, and agricultural products.

The Revolution Garden Project
 

The Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC) is launching a new food justice program called the Revolution Garden Project.  For every bed purchased, a second one is donated to a low income family in Berkshire County. Beds are available for purchase and include:

  • A 4'x8' raised garden bed filled with 50/50 compost soil mix
  • A variety of vegetable plants and seeds
  • A mini-greenhouse for the garden bed so growers can harvest vegetables 9 months of the year
  • Skills and resources to improve health, happiness and community

Contact:   

413.218.8942

revolutiongardenproject@gmail.com   

 

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HARVEST SUPPER SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
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 6 pm - 8 pm
Celebrate local food and farms

Ski Butternut
Route 23 Great Barrington
 
Mushroom FARM FOR SALE in Ghent, NY
13.8 + acres, 2128 sq.ft house.A working mushroom farm producing over 250 lbs of shiitake and oyster mushrooms a week.
Call Jeremy at 518-672-4869 or 518-755-9310
Berkshire Grown  
314 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Sheryl Lechner, Outreach Coordinator
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