Berkshire Farm & Table is in the process of developing this Food Culture section to present to you a collection of farms, artisan foodmakers and chefs who believe that the fields and farms of our region are not just a landscape, but the terroir that gives us our taste of place. It is here we will document the experiences of wonderful food and tell you the stories that make up our delicious landscape.
The Berkshire region is known for its cultural heritage – from The Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum to Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival. We offer world-famous Canyon Ranch and Cranwell resorts plus a host of galleries and shopping options. We are a popular destination for visitors from Manhattan to Boston as well as other parts of the Northeast, Montreal and Europe.
On par with our world-class arts culture is a full-bodied food culture, one that has developed into a movement worthy of attention. Long before farm-to-table became a term used by many, Berkshire farms and restaurants with a focus on seasonal ingredients were committed to the cause.
The Berkshire-Hudson corridor boasts a distinctive culinary movement dedicated to the ever-changing bounty of the seasons and the spirit of collaboration that pervades a close-knit group of farmers, producers and chefs. Our farms supply many dedicated chefs and have become destinations unto themselves as cheese makers, distillers and maple syrup producers grow their fan base.
Many who live in our foodshed already take advantage of the award-winning restaurants, food events and farm-to-table focus of the region.
We feel this place-based food experience is ripe for exploration and invite you to come along with us.