Friday January 18, 2013

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, Berkshire County Farm Bureau, Berkshire Grown, Keep Berkshires Farming! and Sustainable Berkshires will sponsor a discussion about locally produced meat -- the challenges and opportunities -- from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at First Baptist Church, 88 South St.

The event is open to the public.

Building on the strong "buy local" movement, the discussion will delve into the topic of how to expand sales of local meat to the benefit of both farmers and consumers.

Special guest is Brad Mitchell, director of Government Relations for the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation. A question and answer session and discussion period will follow Mitchell’s presentation.

Lunch will be provided by Berkshire Co-op Market and will be served promptly at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP to Berkshire Grown via email to, or by phoning (413) 528-0041. Walk-ins are welcome.