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Berkshire Grown Celebrates NoCo at Mezze Bistro

To increase support and raise awareness for local farms, Berkshire Grown presented Getting to Know Berkshire Grown: Celebrate NoCo on Monday, November 8. Hosted by Mezze Bistro + Bar in our new location in Williamstown, the event featured many talented chefs and more than a dozen dedicated farmers from the Berkshire region with 75-plus guests in attendance. That’s pretty good for a Monday night in November!

The chefs seemed to be having one helluva time in the kitchen, all working together to get the food out to our guests on time with a long list of things to remember on the part of our servers. (Hence, the long shift meeting.) What was the name of the canape and its ingredients? The name of the farm it was sourced from? The farm’s from where? The chef and restaurant who donated their time and effort to the cause?

Whew! Pop quiz at eleven.

Guests enjoyed local hors d’oeuvres 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 from 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 were present to talk about their farms and products.

Special thanks go out to an enthusiastic and energetic Edward Acker for his terrific photos of the Berkshire Grown event. Thank you, Edward!

See y’all at the next Berkshire Grown event this coming Saturday, yes? Holiday Farmers’ Markets in Great Barrington (GB) and Williamstown. GB’s market will take place at the Searles School Gymnasium (note new location) from 9 am – 1 pm and Williamstown’s market will be at the Towne Field House from 10 am – 2 pm. Don’t miss the markets everyone has been talking about!