Heart & Soil Collective- In the News

Heart & Soil Collective has recieved wonderful publicity of our programming and impacts across Berkshire County. Please take a look at the articles below to learn more about our press coverage.

'Heart & Soil Collective Connects Farmers, Food and Families'

iBerkshires, February 18th 2024

In the beginning of 2024 we were interviewed about food security program growth and our partnership with Berkshire Agricultural Ventures.   

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'BCC's '40 Under Forty' Winners to be Honored,

iBerkshires, February 6th 2024

Managing Director, Kristen Tool, was selected as one of Berkshire Community College’s ’40 Under 40′ award recipients in 2024, highlighting her work with Heart & Soil Collective and Olsen Farm. 

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'Lanesborough's Heart & Soil Collective expands its soup and produce deliveries thanks to an unexpected USDA grant'

Berkshire Eagle, January 25th 2024

Heart & Soil Collective was connected with two years of grant funding through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) in partnership with Berkshire Agricultural Ventures to support food security program growth.

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'NBCC's Neighborlies Adds Steve Green Neighbor of the Year Award'

iBerkshires, November 20th 2023

Managing Director, Kristen Tool, was honored with Northern Berkshire Community Coalition‘s first ever Steve Green Neighbor of the Year Award at their annual ‘Neighborlies’ Award Ceremony- celebrating neighborly acts from across Northern Berkshire County. 

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Lanesborough may be a small town to some, but its elderly residents are benefitting in a big way thanks to an expanded program delivering free meals and friendship'

Berkshire Eagle, December 12th 2022

In December 2022 we launched our Winter Soup Program, making hearty soups with ingredients purchased from small farms and delivering them directly to seniors and families. 

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'Our Opinion: A Lanesborough program brings fresh local produce right to seniors — and exemplifies Berkshire community service'

Berkshire Eagle, November 2nd 2022

The Berkshire Eagle wrote an opinion piece about our Community Produce Program and its impacts on the local community. 

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'This is how Mondays in Lanesborough became 'salad day' for some lucky seniors'

Berkshire Eagle, November 1st 2022

In 2022 our Community Produce Program expanded providing free, fresh produce purchased from small farms directly to seniors highlighted by a partnership with Lanesborough Ambulance Crew who helped with weekly deliveries- and provide wellness checks when needed.

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'EforAll awards cash prizes to participants in Berkshire County fall program'

Berkshire Eagle, December 16th 2020

Heart & Soil Collective started as an idea during EforAll Berkshire County‘s ‘Business Accelerator’ in 2020, connection with other local entrepreneurs, receiving business mentorship and a grant award to launch the nonprofit organization. 

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