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+I'm a farmer, where are resources


Pictured below is the 2015 Guide to Farms - on its way to your home if you are a member of Berkshire Grown. (Join here if you aren't a member.) Look for the Guide at local stores in late May.

+ a sneak peak of the Guide's list of Farmers' Markets, many markets are opening now! Find more on Map-o-licious.

Many thanks to the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and our members for your generous support for the Farm Guide!


Kale Square roots farm Support a local farmer + eat delicious food through the summer!

Click on Map-o-licious, select "CSA Farms" (CSA = Community Supported Agriculture) to find the farm near you!
Kale growing at Square Roots Farm.
These CSA FARMS are still selling shares for 2015:

Berry Patch
Bradley Farm
Brattle Farm
Caretaker Farm
Climbing Tree Farm
Farm Girl Farm
Many Forks Farm
Melville's Arrowhead Farm

MX Morningstar Farm
New Leaf Farm
Sky View Farm
Square Roots Farm
Three Maples Market Garden
Trusted Roots Farm
Uprising Farm
Wild & Cultivated Flower Farm
Woven Roots Farm

For location, farm description & more check Map-o-licious online, click on CSA in SEARCH BOX.


What we are watching

"A Brief History of the Modern Food System"  
by Michael Pollan

"The food system has been transformed," Pollan says, as he opens the Spring 2015 Edible Education course at the University of California, Berkeley with a magnificent overview of "how we got to where we are."
This is a MUST WATCH click  here  (you can fast forward through the introduction to the class, start to listen when you see a second speaker appear, that's Michael Pollan, begin watching when you see him).




Good Eatin'  


Bringing it all home from Berkshire Organics

By Amy Cotler in Town Vibe Berkshire 


"Berkshire Organics is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Aleisha and Brian Gibbons....


"Step into the barn-like structure on Dalton Division Road and you enter a new kind of one-stop supermarket-one that serves clean, healthy, tasty food, all of it sustainably raised and grown, local, organic, and always non-GMO (genetically modified organisms). The store is made up of a group of smaller businesses that the Gibbonses have brought together in their 6,000-square-foot space, which opened a year ago.    READ MORE 


Berkshire Organics Online 

At the Berkshire International Film Festival:
 Saturday May 30th at 10 AM at the Mahaiwe Theater 
Buy Tickets at Berkshire International Film Festival BIFF Here

A film about small scale farming - the challenges and the hope.

Read about these New York farmers who formed a Cooperative to sell their grass-fed beef in the NYTIMES. See the Movie at BIFF.
Photo by Phil Mansfield for the NYTIMES.

At the Berkshire International Film Festival:
Sunday May 31st 11 AM at the MAHAIWE THEATER
in Great Barrington, MA at the Berkshire International Film Festival.  Buy Tickets Here.

North Plain Farm from film A small good thing
"The surprising discovery at the heart of A Small Good Thing  is that hard - but not impossible - is a crucial part of happy.
"The film documents how the New American Dream is a small, good thing.

"This feature-length documentary is set in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires, long a destination for change-seekers, spiritual explorers, artists, and musicians seeking solace and stimulation amid the pastoral landscape - the perfect setting for a story about renewing personal and universal bonds.  The film follows innovative farmer Sean Stanton, social work student Tim Durrin and yoga teacher Mark Gerow, whose earlier careers in the armed forces have now shifted to service of a different kind; Jen and Pete Salinetti, a college-educated couple with two small children who have chosen to be farmers as a way to connect with their community [Woven Roots Farm]
 and Shirley Edgerton, community activist and founder of both the Youth Alive Step Team and the Women of Color Giving Circle.  What these people share is a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world."


3rd Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

Sat.-Sun., May 23-24 11am-6pm Sat./ 11am-5pm Sun.

at the Chatham Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY


Tickets purchased at the gate are $25 including free tastings and souvenir wine glass. Children under 12 are free Save $5 by purchasing tickets in advance.


This one of a kind event will feature award-winning wineries, distilleries and cideries from the Hudson Valley and the Massachusetts Berkshire Region. There will be selling and sampling gourmet cheeses and creameries, bakeries, grass fed meat producers and more gourmet foods! Visit website / for more information and to purchase tickets.

*Members: Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards, Brookview Station Winery, Hudson Valley Distillers, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Harvest Spirits, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Tousey Winery, Hillrock Estate Distillery and Clermont Vineyards & Winery.



Estate Planning Workshop: Wednesday May 27th, 6:30 pm at Lenox Library
Please join the Town of Lenox, BNRC, Mass Audubon, Attorney Jeff Lynch of Lynch Scrimo, The Carrot Project, the Lenox Land Trust and others to learn about one way to conserve open space, protect the scenic landscape and protect natural resources in perpetuity.

Resources to take home and light refreshments will be provided.

Contact the Lenox Town Planner at (413) 637-5500 x 1203 or for more information.


Find locally grown food throughout Massachusetts HERE 

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Barbara Zheutlin, Director  
Kate Bailey, Program Coordinator 
Jamie Paxton, Outreach Coordinator 

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