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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 very rainy growing season has Berkshire County farmers adjusting to the weather and a change in buying habits.

Elizabeth Keen and Alexander Thorp entered into a partnership with The Nature Conservancy and The Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshi…

Grapes in the snow in 2014 at the Ferrante Winery in Geneva, Ohio.

Vidal Blanc grapes hang from vines in the snow at the Ferrante Winery in Geneva, Ohio, on Jan. 4, 2013. Canada is the world leader of the prem…