(LENOX, Mass.) – Close to 400 guests attended the 13th annual Berkshire Grown Harvest Supper at Eastover Resort in Lenox last Monday, Sept 19, 2011. Funds raised support Berkshire Grown’s ongoing work to support local food and farms, including Farm to Table Directory and networking, Map-o-licious on the website, Guide to Farms, e-newsletter, Preserving the Bounty, and Berkshire Grown’s Holiday Farmers’ Markets.
Drawing prizes included dining packages at Berkshire Grown member restaurants and shopping sprees at Berkshire Co-op Market and Guido’s Fresh Marketplace.
A silent auction included lunch for two at Blue Hill at Stone Barns; dinner at the Library at Wheatleigh; a Cheese 101 class for two at Rubiner’s Cheesemongers; a share in the Farm Girl Farm CSA; a day pass to Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health; lunch for four at Blantyre; a day pass for two at Canyon Ranch; a one-night stay with dinner at The Old Inn on the Green; a bidder’s choice prize of either compost or a share in a veggie or meat CSA from Holiday Brook Farm; a sausage making class at The Meat Market; and one-night stays at Stonover Farm Bed & Breakfast and the Inn at Sweet Water Farm.
Participating restaurants, chefs and food purveyors included Allium Restaurant + Bar, chef Dan Hardy; Baba Louie’s, chef and owner Paul Masiero; CafeADAM, chef and owner Adam Zieminski; Café Reva, chef and owner Aura Whitman; Canyon Ranch, chef Jim Massey and Will Metcalf; Castle Street Cafe, chef and owner Michael Ballon; Chez Nous, chefs and owners Franck Tessier and Rachel Portnoy; Eastover Hotel and Resort, chef Rich Powers; Firefly, chef and owner Laura Shack and chef Zee Vassos; Gala Restaurant, chef Chris Bonnivier.
Also Gramercy Bistro, chef and owner Alexander Smith; Guido’s Fresh Marketplace; H.R. Zeppelin Fine Handmade Chocolates, chef Doria Polinger; John Andrews, chef and owner Dan Smith; Marketplace Kitchen, chef and owner David Renner and chef Steve Sherman; Martin’s Restaurant, chef and owner Martin Lewis; Mezze Bistro + Bar, chef Nick Moulton; The Old Inn on the Green, chef and owner Peter Platt; the Red Lion Inn, chef Brian Alberg; Route 7 Grill, owner Lester Blumenthal and chef Jim Gop; Savory Harvest Catering, chef and owner Michael Roller; Spice Dragon, chef Thoung Huynh; Williams College Food Service, chefs Molly O’Brien, Mark Thompson and James Guiden.
Beers were provided by Barrington Brewery; spirits from Berkshire Mountain Distillers; natural sodas from Zevia, and coffee and teas from Riverbend Cafe.
Farms and purveyors represented on menus included East Mountain Farm, Mighty Food Farm, Equinox Farm, Markristo Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Taft Farms, High Lawn Farm, Stefanik Farm, Whitney Farm, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Hilltop Orchards, Bartletts Orchard, Farm Girl Farm, Rawson Brook Farm, Holiday Brook Farm, Overmeade Gardens, Ioka Valley Farm, Peace Valley Farm, Goat Rising, Helen’s Happy Hens, Left Field Farm, Ronnybrook Farm, Stonehedge Farm, Indian Line Farm, Berkshire Bark, Longview Farm, East Mountain Farm, Howden Farm, Milk House Farm, Klein’s Kill Farm, Hancock Shaker Village, Rock Pond Farm, Chenail’s Farm, Paradise Farm.
Please visit our complete photo album of the Berkshire Grown Harvest Dinner 2011.