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Berkshire Agriculture Ventures, a Berkshires-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting local farmers and food entrepreneurs, is attempting to address the processing bottlenecks for livestock farmers in the Berkshires with its new Local Meat Processing Support Program. The short-term goal of the program is to increase processing capacity by 25 percent for existing USDA-inspected processors, which will help Berkshire farmers get more locally-raised meat to the community.

A pot roast dinner will be served family style from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the First Baptist Church Assembly Hall, 88 South St., …