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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

Berkshire Grown farm tour shows collaboration among area farmers is alive and well

“Our day is about collaborating — in particular the collaboration of farmers,” said Barbara Zheutlin, executive director of Berkshire Grown, to an impressive group of participants who gathered at Sky View Farm in Sheffield to kick off the day-long farm tour.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Grown urges support of HIP; New LitNet board members; Crissey Farm honored for wedding excellence; Chase joins Salisbury Bank

The Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables purchased at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets and community supported agriculture programs statewide.

The HIP program: Making healthy eating affordable

"The concept of eating healthy shouldn't be unique but sadly it is. If we treat people equally regardless of their economic status, it becomes habitual and I think we can have a healthy Massachusetts." --- State Rep. William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli

Sustainable Berkshires: North Plain Farm’s new digs

“A diverse and healthy ecosystem and a livestock farm are not mutually exclusive." -- Tess Diamond

Building a sustainable food chain at Climbing Tree Farm

Farming at Climbing Tree is particularly labor-intensive given its hillside location, but there is a significant upside: the view. The farm looks out on a small lake, forests and the mountainous terrain of Massachusetts.

SUSTAINABLE BERKSHIRES: Turner dairy farming marries tradition and innovation

To battle the volatility of milk pricing, the Turners have turned to a number of strategies. Carla and Paul have the sugaring operation, which provides an additional livelihood for them.

SUSTAINABLE BERKSHIRES: On a roll at East Mountain Farm

After he finished his English degree at Williams College, Kim Wells fulfilled his dream with the purchase in 1982 of what is now East Mountain Farm in Williamstown. Today, his pasture-raised beef, chicken and pork have many fans in the region.

Backyard Bounty: Alleviating hunger in the Berkshires

Berkshire Bounty’s creation is an example of ingenuity and compassion, two characteristics that help define the culture of the Berkshires.

Middle schoolers learn the joy of cooking, and much more

The program is planting some seeds: perhaps this is another generation that will look askance at prepackaged mystery meats or the sugary cereal aisle.  

Berkshire Grown Harvest Supper celebrates chefs and farmers

The Harvest Supper represents community and strengthens the bonds between chefs and farmers who have just finished a hard and rewarding season together. -- Daire Rooney, chef at Allium in Great Barrington

Food Justice: So others may eat

According to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, roughly one in eight people continues to experience hunger in this part of the Commonwealth, an eye-opening fact. Furthermore, one in five children lives in food-insecure households.
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