Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
It’s Maple Season For Berkshire Grown
Rachel Louchen reports from Lenox. It’s that time of year again: the days are getting longer, the trees are tapped and Berkshire Grown is back with its March Maple dinner. On Monday, March 21, the second day of spring, the annual dinner at Cranwell was filled with local foodies, chefs and farmers enjoying the best of the bounty. New developments for the farmers’ advocacy network included an expanded board, more workshops for farmers and a new project, Berkshire Agriculture Ventures (BAV). Hosted by Adam Zieminski of Cafe Adam, the meal featured chefs from Alta, The Marketplace Cafe, Chocolate Springs, The Southfield Store and Wheatleigh. Before the multi-course sit-down dinner, guest mingled and snacked on appetizers prepared by Cranwell’s own Chef David Jordon, fresh oysters and cocktails. Above, event planner for the business Amy Rudnick, Berkshire Grown Executive Director Barbara Zheutlin and Berkshire Grown board president Allison Rachele Bayles.
Shane Clark, Nick Shapiro and Brittany Clark of Clark’s Garden Center.
Owner Yuki Cohen and bartender John Burns of Methuselah Bar and Lounge poured some finely crafted drinks; Berkshire Grown board member Julie Michaels and Jill Cancellieri, director of philanthropic services at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
BerkShore fresh oysters, shucked by Austin Banach and owner Wes Malzone, brought a taste of summertime to the March event; Berkshire Botanical Garden executive director Mike Beck and designer Lainie Grant.
Nick Martinelli, owner of Marty’s Local and his wife, Sarah.