Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Public Library) 
1 Wendell Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Massachusetts Food System Planning Team 




Berkshire Regional Forum

The Massachusetts Food Policy Council is developing the first statewide food system plan since 1974. And Berkshire County has a lot to contribute!

Through the Keep Berkshires Farming initiative, the communities in this region have identified many important recommendations to strengthen agriculture and the food system. The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and Glynwood have helped guide these planning efforts, and now Berkshire Grown and other area organizations and volunteers are helping to implement the resulting countywide and regional plans. The findings and recommendations from efforts in the Berkshires will be important to consider as part of statewide food system planning.

Join us in discussing how we can build on the work of Keep Berkshires Farming as part of the Massachusetts Food System Plan.  

            Topics will include

  • Increasing jobs and sales in food production and processing
  • Reducing hunger and food insecurity, and improving access to healthy foods
  • Reducing food waste and improving energy efficiency
  • Improving state-level regulations and policies

This meeting will feature break-out group discussions, and all will have a chance to contribute. So come prepared!

Who Should Attend? Food consumers, farmers, retailers, processing businesses, hunger relief and food pantry works—and anyone who eats!

 Refreshments will be provided. 

Hosts: Massachusetts Food System Planning Team, Berkshire Grown, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Glynwood