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A Little 'Hot' Chocolate

Looking for heat?  Luma's on Main Street in North Adams offers a chewy chocolate brownie that hides a spicy aftertaste.

One bite, nice; two bites, hmm; three bites, yow.

She uses a similar recipe for her Mexican whoopie pies. Who says sweet can't hold heat?

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What We Ate On ... Friday

By Tammy Daniels

Clockwise from top: a salmon slider with lettuce and tomato; pesto sandwich with sweet potato nuggets; the fast disappearing bruschetta. The other guy had a burger, like he always does. Said it was good.
Well, last Friday to be truthful.

Before we went to see just how Buffy our 16th president could be, we stopped for dinner at The Hub on Main Street in North Adams.

It was hot, and we were about to spend two hours in a seated position, so I opted for something light and fast.

My new favorite at the Hub is the salmon sliders on the specials menu — not too little, not too big, not too pricey. And they're always cooked just right.

Two sliders for $4.50 plus bruschetta with mozzarella, tomato and garlic. Seriously, you can live on their appetizers and soups. The only thing missing was a pomtini, sigh.
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Holiday Brook Farm Offers CSA Shares, Farm Store

DALTON, Mass. — Holiday Brook Farm offers weekly large or small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable shares from June through October.

Members select their choice of organically grown, harvested vegetables including U-pick crops. Pickup days are on Tuesdays or Saturdays at the farm in Dalton. Box shares are available at Berkshire Mall's Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Monthly meat shares are also available in 10, 15 or 20 pound sizes. Farm store hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Vegetables, meats, maple syrup and yarn are some of the products at the store. More information: www.holidaybrookfarm.com or 413-358-1194.
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Berkshire Food Festival Planned Sunday

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams plays host to the 11th annual Berkshire Food Festival on Sunday, June 24, from noon to 4 on Main Street. The event features the cuisine of the area's top restaurants along with beer and wine tasting.

Attendees can also enjoy an eclectic mix of live music from local bands Tom Corrigan and the Reformers and Jungle Work.

The north side of Main Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and large festival tents will be erected to shade vendors and patrons. The fare will range from traditional to the adventurous. Thirteen local restaurants and food vendors will line the streets with everything from sushi and Indian cuisine to pizza and ice cream.

Returnees include favorites Wild Oats Market and Spice Root of Williamstown,  and Lickety-Split at Mass MoCA and some newbies - Public Eat and Drink and SoCo Creamery.

The offerings have to be purchased by ticket, which can be bought that day at booths on the street. The tickets are valued at $1 each and can be redeemed for food, beer or wine items priced in the $1-$5 range.

This year's festival includes a focus on microbrew beer and locally made wine. Eight breweries, wineries and distributors will set up with staff on hand to educate the public about their specific brands. Beer will be provided compliments of Berkshire Brewing Co. of South Deerfield, Madison Brewery of Bennington, Vt., Wandering Star Brewery of Pittsfield and Paper City Brewing Co. of Holyoke. Mead, also known as honey wine, will be provided by Green River Ambrosia of Greenfield and Maine Mead Works of Portland; Headwater Cider Co. of Hawley will bring samples of organic, hard cider made from locally harvested apples. Additionally, Kelly's Package Store of Dalton will be serving an assortment of imported and domestic fine wines and craft ales.

Berkshire Food Festival is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union and Northern Berkshire Health Systems. Additional sponsors include Berkshire Menus, Aladco Linen Services and Allied Waste.

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What We Ate On ... Monday

Staff Reports
iBerkshires

We had an Asian salad with salmon from The Local in North Adams. We usually have the Harvest Chicken Salad — apple slices and gorgonzola cheese! but we were in the mood for different fruit, like mandarin oranges. Then we were offered the choice of chicken or salmon. Salmon, of course. (BTW, if you're at The Hub, try the salmon sliders.) It's a definite recommend: the fish was flaky and not overcooked, greens were crisp and the sesame dressing sweet. You also get a choice of apple or baguette. Good choice for a hot day.

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Farmfare
Seasonal Farmers Markets

Berkshire South Community Market
15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington
Saturdays through Oct. 27 from 11 to 3

Berkshire Mall Market
Sears parking lot, Route 8
Wednesdays & Saturdays through November from 8 to 2

North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony's Municipal Parking
Saturdays through Oct. 27 from 8 to noon

Great Barrington Farmers Market
Taconic Avenue & Castle Street
Saturdays through October from 9 to 1

Lenox Farmers Market
70 Kemble St., Shakespeare & Company
Fridays through Oct. 5 from 1 to 5

Oits Farmers Market
L & M Auto, 2000 East Otis Road (Rte. 23)
Saturdays through Oct. 6 from 9 to 1

Pittsfield Farmers Market
First and Fenn streets, across from the Common
Saturdays, May 11 through Oct. 26, from 9 to 1

Sheffield Farmers Market
Old Parish Church, Main Street
Fridays through September from 3 to 7

Williamstown Farmers Market
Spring Street parking lot
Saturdays, May 25 through October, from 9 to 1

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
The Armory
Wednesdays, 4 to 7

 



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