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NEWS RELEASE: Getting to Know Berkshire Group, Nov. 8

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:42:00 -0400
From: Angela Cardinali <> | p: 413.458.9053
For additional information contact:
Barbara Zheutlin at <>


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (October 15, 2010) – To increase support for local farms and raise awareness of the non-profit organization, Berkshire Grown will present Getting to Know Berkshire Grown: Celebrate NoCo on Monday, November 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by member restaurant Mezze Bistro + Bar in their new location at 777 Cold Spring Road (Route 7) in Williamstown, the event will feature talented Berkshire Grown member chefs and dedicated farmers from the Berkshire region and foods grown and crafted right here in the Berkshires.

"Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local farmers as important players in a healthy Berkshire economy and landscape," says Barbara Zheutlin, director of Berkshire Grown. "Berkshire Grown's Farm-to-Table Network links farmers and local food producers with buyers – chefs, restaurant owners, grocers, inns, schools and all of us who like to eat delicious locally grown food."

Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks featuring local ingredients prepared by Baby Cakes, The Clark Café, Gala Restaurant, Gramercy Bistro, Mezze Bistro + Bar, The Red Lion Inn, Wild Oats Market, Williams College and The Williams Inn.

Farmers and representatives of The Berry Patch, Black Queen Angus Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, East Mountain Farm, Elmartin Farm, Hidden Pasture Farm, Ioka Valley Farm, Mighty Food Farm, Peace Valley Farm, Square Roots Farm and Sweet Brook Farm will be present at the event to talk about their farms and products.

The cost to Berkshire Grown members is $25 per person. Non-members can support local farms by joining Berkshire Grown for $40 per person, which will include admission to the evening's event. Guests should R.S.V.P. by November 1 by calling 413.528.0041.
Berkshire Grown is a non-profit organization that envisions a community where healthy farms define the open landscape, where a wide diversity of fresh, seasonal food and flowers continue to be readily available to everyone, and where we celebrate our agricultural bounty by buying from our neighboring family farms and savoring their distinctive Berkshire harvest. For more information, visit or call 413.528.0041.


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