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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