5th Annual Seedling Swap

kyf2016Join us at our annual Know Your Farmer, medical Know Your Food event + CSA Fair. Many Forks Farm, Hop Hollar Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., Wildstone Farm, Caroline’s Scottish Shortbread, and more will be there sharing information and samples with you!

Plus, our friends at Common Folk will provide some music.

Plus, plus – there’s a raffle to win a CSA share in support of the North Adams Farmers Market (tickets are $20 each).
kyf2016Join us at our annual Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food event + CSA Fair. Many Forks Farm, Hop Hollar Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., Wildstone Farm, Caroline’s Scottish Shortbread, and more will be there sharing information and samples with you!

Plus, our friends at Common Folk will provide some music.

Plus, plus – there’s a raffle to win a CSA share in support of the North Adams Farmers Market (tickets are $20 each).
kyf2016To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.

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Farmer Meet & Greet + CSA Fair

Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, this May 30th, therapy 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, information pills MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, this May 30th, therapy 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, information pills MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, illness May 30th, noun 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, this May 30th, therapy 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, information pills MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, illness May 30th, noun 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, this May 30th, therapy 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, information pills MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, illness May 30th, noun 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, unhealthy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, pestilence
Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, page
making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berksh
Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, this May 30th, therapy 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, information pills MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, illness May 30th, noun 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, unhealthy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, pestilence
Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, page
making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berksh
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, unhealthy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, pestilence
Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, page
making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berksh
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, therapy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berkshire county and Hoosac Harvest now also subsidizes summer shares as well.

All three farms can also be found at the North Adams Farmers Market from June to October.
Seedling Swap
Saturday, visit this site May 30th, population health 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, more MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, this May 30th, therapy 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, information pills MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, illness May 30th, noun 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing, MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, unhealthy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, pestilence
Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, page
making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berksh
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, valeologist May 30th, ophthalmologist 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, unhealthy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, pestilence
Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, page
making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berksh
How it all began.

beets

In 2006, therapy
the Food Bank of Western Mass initiated their program, Target Hunger: North Berkshires. Target Hunger was a partnership of people and organizations working to fight hunger, making it easier for all residents to access affordable, healthy foods.

As a part of their work in the Northern Berkshire community, Target Hunger initiated several work groups to catalyze new efforts and strengthen existing ones with the goal of strengthening food security and the local food system. In the fall of 2006, a group of Williams College students began researching the possibility of a new CSA operation. By 2007 a CSA Work Group, composed of interested community members and organization leaders, began meeting monthly. From the work of these more than 30 community members, a core group of individuals emerged who developed a model of connecting a farmer with a farm and providing support in starting the CSA.

In 2010, Michael Gallagher began farming in Clarksburg, MA, calling his farm Square Roots Farm. The Hoosac Harvest group is committed to subsidizing 20% of the shares at this CSA, which has now moved to land they purchased in Lanesborough.

In 2013, Sharon Wyrrick began Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA and Hoosac Harvest subsidizes 20% of the CSA shares.

In 2014, Hoosac Harvest started subsidizing winter shares at Joy and John Primmers, Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. They serve northern Berkshire county and Hoosac Harvest now also subsidizes summer shares as well.

All three farms can also be found at the North Adams Farmers Market from June to October.
kyf2016Monday, no rx March 21
5:30-7pm @ 85 Main Street North Adams

Join us at our annual Know Your Farmer, and Know Your Food event + CSA Fair. Many Forks Farm, discount Hop Hollar Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., Wildstone Farm, Caroline’s Scottish Shortbread, and more will be there sharing information and samples with you!

Plus, our friends at Common Folk will provide some music.

Plus, plus – there’s a raffle to win a CSA share in support of the North Adams Farmers Market (tickets are $20 each).

Posted in News |

Gleaning Ioka Valley Farm

Gleaning farms — or collecting produce that is unused — results in local produce being distributed to local food pantries and the Berkshire Food Project. Here’s an article about one of our larger gleaning efforts in the fall of 2015!

Ioka Valey Farm Donates Tons of Food to Area Food Pantries

Posted in News |

4th Annual Seedling Swap

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, glands
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, side effects
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, glands
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, side effects
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, glands
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, side effects
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, glands
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, side effects
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, patient
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, life
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, glands
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, side effects
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, patient
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, life
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, patient
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, life
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, drug
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, site local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, pregnancy
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, purchase Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

Thursday, side effects
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, pestilence
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, sovaldi sale
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
Thursday, glands
February 16

5-7pm * 107 Main St, side effects
North Adams (Grass Gallery)

Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Participate in a seed swap – bring seeds and go home with seeds for the upcoming growing season.

Enjoy free samples and light refreshments. Discover LOCAL vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, bread, and more.

FREE!

Sponsored by Hoosac Harvest
hoosacharvest@gmail.com
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, patient
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, life
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, patient
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, life
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, drug
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, site local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes community members, rx each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the kitchen manager at the Berkshire Food Project. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, population health Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, dermatologist ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Caroline Scully

Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasChair Sandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown the Wild Oats Co-Op, as well as a budding front yard farmer.

Francesca Shanks

tasfsswmFrancesca Shanks is a social media strategist and communications professional who’s passionate about local food. She writes “Farm-Fresh Finds,” a monthly column in the Berkshire Eagle, and serves on the board of the North Adams Farmers Market. She’s also a CSA member at Square Roots Farm.

Former Core Group Members

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. His book on building your own bee equipment was published by Storey. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Sharon Wyrrick

David Lachman

We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, help each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, diagnosis
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, patient
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, life
local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, drug
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, site local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
We are a volunteer organization.

The Hoosac Harvest Core Group currently includes seven community members, sildenafil
each with distinct sets of skills to contribute. We meet at least monthly.

Frances Duncan

Frances Duncan at Caretaker FarmFrances Duncan works as a consultant to the web industry and came to the Berkshires via New York City and Arizona. She enjoys drinking coffee and likes thinking about organizing information, local food systems, and living simply. She blogs about all these things from time to time at Plate to Plate. Frances lives in North Adams with her husband Dano and their dog Bix.

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis is the newest member of the core group and also a member of Square Roots Farm. She resides in North Adams with her family and is an avid gardener and canner. We are very happy to have her! More about Darlene will be posted soon.

 

Kathy Keeser

Originally from Missouri, Kathy Keeser moved to North Adams and then Florida about 13 years ago and has been working with the North Berkshires community and especially with volunteers, ever since.  When she is not at Mohawk Forest, Kathy can be found gardening, skiing, hiking with her dogs, or at a jam session. Kathy favorite vegetable is the beet and no matter how many Square Roots Farm grows, she can’t get enough.

Tony Pisano

Tony PisanoTreasurer. Tony Pisano is a lifelong resident of North Adams who has always had a vegetable garden. In 2005 he started keeping honey bees, is an avid bee photographer, and became a driving force behind the growth of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. He is writing a book on building your own bee equipment, which is being published by Storey and should be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Visit him on the web at Berkshire Farms Apiary .

Caroline Scully

Chair. Caroline Scully prefers to live outdoors as much as possible, gardening, hiking, and investigating nature. She hopes for a Northern Berkshires where the nature is blended with and protected by farms.  A resident of Adams, Caroline has worked as an environmental scientist, social worker, farmer, baker, and bookkeeper. She is a member of Square Roots Farm and on the board of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Her favorite beet is golden – so sweet and delicious.

Sandra Thomas

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas discovered beets at an early age. Every Sunday growing up, her adopted grandparents would pluck beets and other fresh vegetables from their garden and cook them to perfection–followed by an episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the Lawrence Welk Show. As an adult, Thomas enjoys growing her own vegetables, supporting local farms, and cooking with the seasonal abundance. A resident of North Adams, her participation with Hoosac Harvest supports her commitment to sustainable communities and providing access to local food for everyone.

Lee Venolia

Lee VenoliaLee Thoman Venolia is a former geneticist and current mother and food activist. She is an 18 year member of Caretaker Farm and was involved in the campaign to convert it to a permanent agricultural trust. She is a board member of Berkshire Grown, member of Greylock Cooks!, helper in the High School garden, and a budding front yard farmer.
seedlingswapSeedling Swap
Saturday, cialis 40mg phthisiatrician May 30th, discount patient 11am to 1pm
@ Storey Publishing
MASS MoCA campus, North Adams, MA

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up
to present the fourth annual Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 30, 11am
to 1pm, at Storey Publishing on the MASS MoCA campus. This event will
offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to
acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens.

All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event
to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a
seedling. In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate
seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take
seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a
donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited
incomes.

To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information,
contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or nandn33@msn.com.

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2nd Annual Homestead Tour

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On Saturday, July 19 from 10am-3pm, discover what’s happening in the front and back yards of your neighbors. From terraced gardens to kombucha, an orchard to berry bushes, goats to bees, community oven to community garden, discover the wonders of growing and making your own during Hoosac Harvest’s second annual North Berkshire Homestead Tour.

Tickets are $15 per carload and support subsidized shares at two Community Supported Agriculture farms: Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg and Square Roots Farm in Lanesborough. Tickets are available at Shima Boutique, North Adams and Wild Oats Market in Williamstown or email hoosacharvest@gmail.com.

“The Homestead Tour is an extreme garden tour,” says Caroline Scully, Hoosac Harvest core group member. “It’s a chance to take a peek at small and large homesteads while supporting the work of Hoosac Harvest whose mission is access to local food for everyone.”

The guidebook is the ticket that will direct participants to locations in Williamstown and North Adams. Participants are encouraged to visit gardens in any order that they would like. The owner(s) will be present to answer questions about how they do what they do and the tour will operate rain or shine. Two of the gardens feature free raffles including books from Storey Publishing and home-grown yarn.

The tour runs through the lunch hour and participants are encouraged to bring a picnic and plan a break, maybe stopping at a local park. Some hosts may be offering refreshments, and there from 12-3pm there will be samples at the North Adams Community Oven.

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food 2014

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Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Sildenafil
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, case
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  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.??Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Sildenafil
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, case
    March 7th, viagra 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.??Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Sildenafil
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, case
    March 7th, viagra 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.??Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, more about
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, March 7th, 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.

Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

??Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Sildenafil
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, case
    March 7th, viagra 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.??Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Sildenafil
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, case
    March 7th, viagra 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.??Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, more about
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, March 7th, 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.

Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

??Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Sildenafil
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, case
    March 7th, viagra 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.??Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

Hope to see you there!
Know Your Famer Know Your Food 2013

Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, more about
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, March 7th, 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.

Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

??Hope to see you there!
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Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food!

  • When: Tuesday, March 18th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Where: First Congregational Church of North Adams, Summer Street, off Ashland Ave, across from the post pffice
  • Parking: Parking on Summer Street, with additional parking on Church St. and Ashland Ave. Please enter through the kitchen doors off the small church parking lot on Summer St.

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

??Hope to see you there!

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Inaugural North Berkshire Homestead Tour

The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, order
Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, 2013.
The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, order
Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, 2013.
The Know Your Farmer, troche Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, herpes 2013.

Samples of cheeses, 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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…
The Know Your Farmer, order
Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, 2013.
The Know Your Farmer, troche Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, herpes 2013.

Samples of cheeses, 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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…

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On Saturday, July 20 from 10am-3pm, discover what’s happening in the front and back yards of your neighbors. From chickens to sheep, an orchard to a sugar bush, edible gardens to cider making, discover the wonders of growing and making your own during Hoosac Harvest’s inaugural North Berkshire Homestead Tour. Tickets are $15 and support subsidized shares at Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg and Square Roots Farm in Lanesborough. Tickets are available at Shima Boutique, North Adams; Images Cinema, Wild Oats Market and Where’d You Get That?!, Williamstown.

“The Homestead Tour is an extreme garden tour,” says Caroline Scully, Hoosac Harvest core group member. “It’s a chance to take a peek at small and large homesteads while supporting the work of Hoosac Harvest whose mission is access to local food for everyone.”

The ticket to the event is the guidebook that will direct participants to locations in Williamstown, North Adams, Adams and Stamford, VT. Participants are encouraged to visit gardens in any order that they would like. The owner(s) will be present to answer questions about how they do what they do and the tour will operate rain or shine. Two of the gardens feature free raffles including two collections of five books each from Storey Publishing.

“Urban Farm Organics (U.F.O.) is our backyard garden in the City of North Adams that feeds three adults,” says Sandra Thomas, one of the participants of the Homestead Tour. “Most everything we grow, whether it be vegetable, flower, herb, or tree, serves a purpose. We also host two beehives from La La Honey and the bees help with the pollination and that means better yields from our crops.”

With the cost of food rising, more people are growing their own food and raising their own chickens or other animals. The tour will show examples of what people are doing and will be an opportunity to ask questions and gain information to do it yourself.

The tour runs through the lunch hour and participants are encouraged to bring a picnic and plan a break, maybe stopping at a local park. Some hosts may be offering refreshments, and there is a chance for a pizza sample at the North Adams Community Oven during the afternoon.

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KYF in The North Adams Transcript

The Know Your Farmer, obesity Know Your Food event was covered in the North Adams Transcript on March 8, asthma 2013.

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.

Read the full article on the Transcript website…

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food 2013

Thank you for your donation to Hoosac Harvest.
Thank you for your donation to Hoosac Harvest.
Donate money to support a subsidized share.

Hoosac Harvest is a volunteer-driven organization and all funds raised go towards supporting subsidized farm shares and minimal operating costs.

Donate online quickly, web easily, store and securely using our PayPal checkout system. You don’t need a PayPal account to make a donation, and donations can be in any amount you wish.




To make a tax deductible donation by check:
Make payable and send to: Berkshire Grown
with “Hoosac Harvest” in the memo
P.O. Box 983
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Don’t need a tax deduction?
Send your check made out to Hoosac Harvest to
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247

Other Ways to Help

  • Participate in the Sharing Abundance program. Let us know your idea or participate in the grow-a-row or gleaning programs. Learn more about our programs.
  • Support local farms. Purchase at local farmers markets, buy from a farmer directly and participate in local conversations around securing our farm land. Learn more about the local farms in the Berkshires by visiting Berkshire Grown, Farm Fresh, or Local Harvest.

Thank you for your donation to Hoosac Harvest.
Donate money to support a subsidized share.

Hoosac Harvest is a volunteer-driven organization and all funds raised go towards supporting subsidized farm shares and minimal operating costs.

Donate online quickly, web easily, store and securely using our PayPal checkout system. You don’t need a PayPal account to make a donation, and donations can be in any amount you wish.




To make a tax deductible donation by check:
Make payable and send to: Berkshire Grown
with “Hoosac Harvest” in the memo
P.O. Box 983
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Don’t need a tax deduction?
Send your check made out to Hoosac Harvest to
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247

Other Ways to Help

  • Participate in the Sharing Abundance program. Let us know your idea or participate in the grow-a-row or gleaning programs. Learn more about our programs.
  • Support local farms. Purchase at local farmers markets, buy from a farmer directly and participate in local conversations around securing our farm land. Learn more about the local farms in the Berkshires by visiting Berkshire Grown, Farm Fresh, or Local Harvest.

Donate money to support a subsidized share.

Hoosac Harvest is a volunteer-driven organization and all funds raised go towards supporting subsidized farm shares and minimal operating costs.

Donate online quickly, web easily, store and securely using our PayPal checkout system. You don’t need a PayPal account to make a donation, and donations can be in any amount you wish.




To make a tax deductible donation by check:
Make payable and send to: Berkshire Grown
with “Hoosac Harvest” in the memo
P.O. Box 983
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Don’t need a tax deduction?
Send your check made out to Hoosac Harvest to
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247

Other Ways to Help

  • Participate in the Sharing Abundance program. Let us know your idea or participate in the grow-a-row or gleaning programs. Learn more about our programs.
  • Support local farms. Purchase at local farmers markets, buy from a farmer directly and participate in local conversations around securing our farm land. Learn more about the local farms in the Berkshires by visiting Berkshire Grown, Farm Fresh, or Local Harvest.

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Please join us for the third annual Know Your Farmer, Mycoplasmosis
Know Your Food!

  • When: Thursday, medical
    March 7th, 5-7pm
  • Where: All Saints Church, Summer Street, North Adams (across from the post office)

Come downtown to meet our local farmers, small-scale producers, and chefs. ?This is a free event and there will be samples and light refreshments.

Interested in growing your own veggies? There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds to swap or take some to start growing!

Contact Kathy Keeser for more information at kathykeeser@gmail.com or 413-346-7196.

??Hope to see you there!

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Seedling Swap

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
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or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

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PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

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We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
events, cheap
ideas, medical
or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
events, cheap
ideas, medical
or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

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We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, Syphilis
events, more about
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up!



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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
events, cheap
ideas, medical
or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
events, cheap
ideas, medical
or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, Syphilis
events, more about
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up!



Donate money to support a subsidized share. Hoosac Harvest is a volunteer-driven organization and all funds raised go towards supporting subsidized farm shares and minimal operating costs.

Online donations coming soon!

To make a tax deductible donation by check:

Make payable and send to: Berkshire Grown with “Hoosac Harvest” in the memo P.O. Box 983 Great Barrington, medical MA 01230.

Don’t need a tax deduction? Send your check made out to Hoosac Harvest to PO Box 981 North Adams, try MA 01247.

Other Ways to Help

  • Participate in the gleaning program. Let us know your idea or participate in the grow-a-row or gleaning programs. Learn more about our programs.
  • Support local farms. Purchase at local farmers markets, healthful buy from a farmer directly and participate in local conversations around securing our farm land. Learn more about the local farms in the Berkshires by visiting Berkshire Grown, Farm Fresh, or Local Harvest.

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To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

[emi-mailchimp-list id=”6a5dd78a32″]
chicks

To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

[emi-mailchimp-list id=”6a5dd78a32″]
chicks

To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
events, cheap
ideas, medical
or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

[emi-mailchimp-list id=”6a5dd78a32″]
chicks

To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, discount events, symptoms
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

[emi-mailchimp-list id=”6a5dd78a32″]
chicks

To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, visit this site
events, cheap
ideas, medical
or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up.

[emi-mailchimp-list id=”6a5dd78a32″]
chicks

To contact Hoosact Harvest about volunteer opportunities, Syphilis
events, more about
ideas, or subsidized shares at Square Roots Farm:

Hoosac Harvest
PO Box 981
North Adams, MA 01247
hoosacharvest@gmail.com

For traditional CSA shares at Square Roots, please contact the farm directly.

Newsletter

We send out an occasional email newsletter. To keep up-to-date on Hoosac Harvest activities and community events, please sign up!



Donate money to support a subsidized share. Hoosac Harvest is a volunteer-driven organization and all funds raised go towards supporting subsidized farm shares and minimal operating costs.

Online donations coming soon!

To make a tax deductible donation by check:

Make payable and send to: Berkshire Grown with “Hoosac Harvest” in the memo P.O. Box 983 Great Barrington, medical MA 01230.

Don’t need a tax deduction? Send your check made out to Hoosac Harvest to PO Box 981 North Adams, try MA 01247.

Other Ways to Help

  • Participate in the gleaning program. Let us know your idea or participate in the grow-a-row or gleaning programs. Learn more about our programs.
  • Support local farms. Purchase at local farmers markets, healthful buy from a farmer directly and participate in local conversations around securing our farm land. Learn more about the local farms in the Berkshires by visiting Berkshire Grown, Farm Fresh, or Local Harvest.

Donate money to support a subsidized share. Hoosac Harvest is a volunteer-driven organization and all funds raised go towards supporting subsidized farm shares and minimal operating costs.

Online donations coming soon!

To make a tax deductible donation by check:

Make payable and send to: Berkshire Grown with “Hoosac Harvest” in the memo P.O. Box 983 Great Barrington, medical MA 01230.

Don’t need a tax deduction? Send your check made out to Hoosac Harvest to PO Box 981 North Adams, try MA 01247.

Other Ways to Help

  • Participate in the gleaning program. Let us know your idea or participate in the grow-a-row or gleaning programs. Learn more about our programs.
  • Support local farms. Purchase at local farmers markets, healthful buy from a farmer directly and participate in local conversations around securing our farm land. Learn more about the local farms in the Berkshires by visiting Berkshire Grown, Farm Fresh, or Local Harvest.

Seedling Swap

Saturday, discount
May 19, 11am to 2pm
Storey Publishing, Mass MoCA campus

Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are teaming up to offer a Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 19, from 11am to 2pm at Storey Publishing on the Mass MoCA campus. This event will offer gardeners the opportunity to share extra seedlings with new and experienced gardeners alike. The organizers invite gardeners to start extra flats of seedlings to bring to the event to exchange. Peat pots and soil will be available to transplant seedlings. There will also be short demonstrations on container gardening and composting.

Join us, and bring your extra seedlings!

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