Samples of cheeses, thumb bagels, cookies, honey and vegetables were consumed by the dozens as area residents tasted the products of local farmers and food producers during Hoosac Harvest’s “Know your farmer, Know your food” event Thursday night.
“This is a great place to talk to community members, share your stories and your products,” Suzy Konecky, cheesemaker for Cricket Creek Farms in Williamstown, said. “It’s a great way to raise awareness about what is being produced locally. I just talked to a couple that didn’t know that they could get grass-fed beef locally. I was able to direct them to our farm store.”
The event, started four years ago by Target Hunger, resurfaced last year under the auspices of the all-volunteer run group Hoosac Harvest, which aims to help connect the community with locally grown, healthy and sustainably produced food.