In May of 2011,Â Berkshire Farm & TableÂ producedÂ Where the Wild Things AreÂ in partnership with theÂ Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program at Williams College,Â The Porches InnÂ andÂ Mezze Restaurant Group. The educational series presented eight wild edibles walks throughout the Berkshires, lead by experienced instructors focused on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging. More than 150 people participated in the series throughout the month of May.
Media coverage includedÂ The New York TimesÂ Food Section,Â The Boston Globe,Â WAMC (Northeast Public Radio),Â The Berkshire Eagle,Â NPR Boston and Ruth Reichlâ€™s Twitter feed, reaching more than 1.5 million viewers/listeners.
We produced the foraging series again in 2012 creating much demand for these walks as we continue to receive inquiries to host more of them. Funding for these walks was reduced and we opted to not host the series in 2013. We are working on developing the series and starting up again next year. If youâ€™re interested in hosting a foraging walk, sponsoring an event or learning more about what we do, please contact us.
Take a look at the photos from the past few years and sign up for our mailing listÂ to learn about future walks and other events produced by BF&T.