Simply Smiles

What a difference a week makes

What a difference a week makes! Two weeks ago we were invited to be part of a promotional video highlighting Berkshire food producers that will be screened at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. The production team descended on our little factory with lights, cameras and lots of action. The day ended with an al […]

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Try this! The BOLA Berry Smoothie

One of the best times of year here in The Berkshires is when berries are in season. Juicy, sweet and unlike anything you would ever find in a supermarket. We always looking for new ways to enjoy them while they last. Our local coffee shop, Fuel, has come up with this wonderful smoothie using BOLA […]

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Spring at last

“A sap-run is the sweet good-bye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.” John Burroughs, Signs and Seasons, 1886 In the 70s the farm down the road was our source for fresh milk in a pail and maple syrup boiled down from the sap that collected in […]

Read More – the old is new again

Hello from the still frozen Northeast. It seems to me that we have turned a corner on winter, but brrrrrrr….. it is still very cold. When we weren’t shoveling snow, we were hard at work on the redesigned  Many of you who have received our newsletters over the years may remember just how long […]

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Champagne & Popovers

Popped   The weather is mild and wet, perfect for lichen and moss…and long walks. Those skiers and skaters among us are impatiently awaiting the return of winter but being early risers makes us very grateful for the lengthening days. Meanwhile we’re all celebrating the Solstice time of year in different ways. We like to […]

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SOCO Kitchen Bakery

BOLA Granola: The Best in the Berkshires – And Beyond?

Everybody in our region knows someone who makes really great granola. Michele Miller’s husband, furniture maker Peter Murkett, was convinced that her granola was truly exceptional. Two years ago, he encouraged her to try packaging her very crunchy, not-too-sweet, savory blend of oats, almonds, brown sugar and pumpkin seeds. The first wholesale customer for BOLA […]

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