“We Grow Our Own” in Metroland

“In the Berkshires, the local, sustainable food movement took hold early and just keeps getting bigger”    by Stephen Leon on June 23, 2011

“..And Berkshire Grown, by establishing local food and farm networks and doing marketing and outreach for its members, has helped further knit this community together. “Berkshire Grown is kind of the catalyst for the farmers, and if you’re part of Berkshire Grown, then you’re part of a community that wants to work and thrive together,” says Chris Masiero, who co-owns Guido’s with his brother.

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CALL TO CONFIRM hours and that there are still strawberries:

The Berry Patch: Stephentown, NY (518)733-1234: Open  9am-3pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Ioka Valley Farm: Open Sat & Sun 9am – 3pm, Mon – Fri 9am – 12:30pm, Tue & Thurs afternoons 4 – 5:30pm. 413-738-5915

LakeView Orchard: Opens July 1st at 9:00 a.m. PYO tart cherries and summer raspberries coming soon! 413-448-6009

Noble’s Tweenbrook Farm: open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day, weather dependent. 413-442-3722

Thompson-Finch Farm: open every day from 8-5, rain or shine, thru about the 4th of July 518-329-7578

High Falls Garden in Philmont, NY – a farm dedicated to growing and teaching about medicinal plants — annual Field Day  is this Sunday, June 19th from noon to 5pm, with native medicinal and ornamental Chinese medicinal plants for sale.
Call or email for more information: 518-672-7365
hfg (at) capital (dot)net

You are invited to Hancock Shaker Village for a very special meal this Thursday June 16, 2011 to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the Shaker gardens and to raise funds to support their farm-to-table educational programs. Farming was at the heart of the Shaker community at Hancock.   Join chefs from:

as they prepare a meal inspired by the Shaker cuisine and featuring locally-sourced ingredients.  Enjoy your meal on historic Shaker grounds, steps away from the famous Round Stone Barn.

The gardens and barn will be open at 6:00 pm for informal tours and exploration followed by the meal at 7:00.


Tickets are $90 for HSV members and our CSA members, $100 for not-yet members. For $1,000 you can reserve a table for your group of 8 that will include a special gift. Tickets are also available by calling 413-443-0188 x203. Click here for more info.

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