Restaurants in the Berkshires typically source their ingredients from local farms, with close ties between the farmers and CHEFS. Pictured above: Peter Platt/ The Old Inn on the Green and Dan Smith/ John Andrews: A Farmhouse Restaurant

Interviews with FARMERS from the Berkshires, revealing an integrity of place. Pictured above: Anne Banks/ Earthborn Garden and Sean Stanton/ Blue Hill Farm

Recommendations for shopping and restaurants, with ITINERARIES. Pictured above: Foraging Walks and Pizza at Bizalion.

CHEESE, BREAD, COFFEE and TEA are among the artisanal products produced in the region. Pictured above: The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company; making chevre at Rawson Brook Farm; kneading dough at Berkshire Mountain Bakery and coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.

Gardening and antiquing are of special interest here. Pictured above: Pots from Campo di Fiori in Sheffield, MA, as photographed at Berkshire Botanical Garden. In Hudson, Red Chair on Warren Street is one of many spots listed on our Hudson Itinerary.