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The Nutrition Center Launches Berkshire Food Web
Lisa Green reports from Pittsfield. Many of us in the Rural Intelligence region have quick access to whatever we want relating to food. But for those who don’t, The Nutrition Center, based in Great Barrington, created the Berkshire Food Web (BFW). On Wednesday, Oct. 14, supporters of The Nutrition Center — many of them nutrition and health professionals — gathered at Hotel on North for Berkshire Food Web’s launch party. The BFW functions as a food access directory with an interactive map and listings for Berkshire County, making it easier for social service workers and county residents in need to find nearby services such as pantries, community meal sites, farmers’ markets, community gardens and more. Shown above, the special guest of the evening Leanne Brown, author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, with Peter Stanton, director of The Nutrition Center.
Maura Benton of The Nutrition Center, and Caitlyn Parry, who is an intern there; Josh Levin, president of Lymphedivas, Andreas Schmid and Lindsay Schmid, The Nutrition Center’s board chair and director of marketing for the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.
Margaret Keller, executive director of Community Access to the Arts, and Tonya DeFriest.
Berkshire Grown staffers came out in full force: Barbara Zheutlin, the executive director, Kate Bailey, program coordinator, Lee Venolia, board member, her husband Jay Thoman, a chemistry professor at Williams College, and Jamie Paxton, outreach coordinator; Hillery Maxymillian and Tammy Valicenti.