farm-to-table

JD Allen / WAMC

The Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture toured three farms in Berkshire County Wednesday to see how the region’s farm-to-table community and economy have been growing. 

John Andrews

A Western Massachusetts restaurant is receiving some international recognition for its devotion to local products.

Hudson Valley Investor Helps Local Restaurateur

Jul 16, 2013
Courtesy of Laura Pensiero

New funding will allow a restaurant group in New York to expand its healthy, locally sourced foods to a wider audience. A local investment fund based in Ulster County is issuing a loan to the local group in Dutchess County to make it possible.

Laura Pensiero owns Gigi Hudson Valley, a farm-to-table restaurant group which consists of Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, Gigi Market & Café in Red Hook, and a catering business.

She says the market exists to expand the catering aspect of her business, but, until now, the capital did not.