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Massachusetts’ culinary scene is robust – from comfort food to gourmet cuisine; from the freshest seafood known to the east coast to the authentic Italian aura of Boston’s North End; and notably, from farm-to-table.
This Memorial Day weekend in the Berkshires, the notion of “farm-to-table” will come tastefully alive – as Berkshire Grown’s Farmed + Foraged: A Weekend of Spring Flavors kicks off to support and promote the local agriculture scene, and to celebrate the first harvests of 2012 with a collection of spring flavors.
From Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, Farmed + Foraged will feature more than two-dozen restaurants throughout the region – specifically, restaurants that have made a commitment to sustainably sourcing wild and local edibles from area farms, forests, and fields. Participating restaurants will offer an array of prix fixe menus and à la carte selections to celebrate this farm-to-table dining event.
Menus will feature locally grown produce, Berkshire artisan cheeses, heritage breed meats, locally made bread and chocolate, wild edibles, and Berkshire-crafted beer and spirits.
Participating restaurants include:
Allium Restaurant + Bar, Great Barrington – 413.528.2118
Baba Louie’s, Great Barrington – 413.528.8100
Baba Louie’s, Pittsfield – 413.499.2400
Berkshire Co-op Market, Great Barrington – 413.528.9697
Berkshire Organics, Dalton – 413.442.0888
CafeADAM, Great Barrington – 413.528.7786
Cafe Giulia, Lakeville, CT – 860.435.9765
Cafe Lucia, Lenox – 413.637.2640
Cafe Reva, Pittsfield – 413.442.6161
Chez Nous, Lee – 413.243.6397
Dream Away Lodge, Becket – 413.623.8725
Fiori Restaurant, Great Barrington – 413.528.0351
Firefly, Lenox – 413.637.2700
Gramercy Bistro @ MASS MoCA, North Adams – 413.663.5300
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Pittsfield – 413.442.9912
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Great Barrington – 413.528-9255
John Andrews: A Farmhouse Restaurant, South Egremont – 413.528.3469
Martin’s Restaurant, Great Barrington – 413.528.5455
Mezze Bistro + Bar, Williamstown – 413.458.0123
The Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough – 413.229.7924
The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge – 413.298.5545
Riverbend Cafe, Great Barrington – 413.528.0858
Route 7 Grill, Great Barrington – 413.528.3235
Stagecoach Tavern, Sheffield – 413.229.8585
Starving Artist Cafe, Lee – 413.394.5046
The Well, Great Barrington – 413.528.3651
Wild Oats Market, Williamstown – 413.458.8060
The Williams Inn, Williamstown – 413.458.9371
The dates, prices and menus for Farmed + Foraged vary – for example, some restaurants will be celebrating only on Saturday night – so, please contact participating restaurants directly for accurate information on when they will be offering Farmed + Foraged, menu options and pricing.
Berkshire Grown is an 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.
You can find Berkshire Grown on Facebook here.