To the editor of THE EAGLE:

Big thanks and congratulations to Berkshire Grown and Barbara Zheutlin on a great event at the Mahaiwe on Aug. 18! Dan Barber ("The Third Plate") was a fabulous speaker and exceeded my expectations -- interesting, funny, informative and informed, he certainly did his homework on the Berkshires’ agricultural history, generating a beautiful sense of pride and community in the audience.

The insightful questions by Elizabeth Kolbert, and from the audience as well, added to an extremely educational and entertaining evening, and Alex Dest’s inspirational introduction inspired me to at least begin to re-think the way I eat (not sure I’m ready to try Dan’s recommended insects yet, but will consider some of the other suggestions).

Thanks again to Berkshire Grown for bringing such a wonderful event to us!

JILL CANCELLIERI

Sheffield


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