Berkshire Grown’s Annual Networking Event, February 24

Posted on February 17, 2020 // view all Events // News

Annual Networking Event

Berkshire Grown’s Annual Networking Event took place on February 24 at Hancock Shaker Village located at 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA. This year, we focused on the relationships between institutional buyers and farmers working in our region. The event featured opportunities for one-on-one meetings between producers and buyers, a discussion about the farmer and institutional buyer relationship, general networking, and delicious samples. This is an annual event, so be sure to watch for the 2021 event date!

One-on-one Buyer meetings were offered by:

Berkshire Food Co-op
Berkshire Palate
Big Y
Gateways Inn & Restaurant
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace
Marty’s Local
Random Harvest
Sylvia Becker – Private Chef
The Wheatleigh
Williams College Dining Service

Tastings with:

Artisan Beverage Cooperative
Berkshire Mountain Bakery
Bug Hill Farm
Cricket Creek Farm
High Lawn Farm
Highland Ledge
Hosta Hill
Ioka Valley Farm
les collines
Sweet Birch Herbals & Full Moon Ghee

Attendees show up early to sign up for one-on-one meetings with buyers and can stay late to sample the treats and beverages, meet new businesses, and mingle with old friends. We look forward to celebrating another great year of local food and drink with you at the Annual Networking Events in early 2021!


The Participants in the 2020 Event Schedule

3:00 – Arrival and check
3:15 – One-on-One Buyer/Producer meetings
4:30 – Farm to Institution: a conversations with
Mike Webster, Dining Services Manager of Hotchkiss School
and Kelley Babbin of Howling Flats Farm

Open networking and product sampling until 6:00pm

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