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Eating locally

Off the land and into the pan

Nearby farms keep restaurant's menu down-home

Dominic Palumbo (top right) of Moon in the Pond Farm helped Route 7 Grill owner Lester Blumenthal (left) get interested in local meat and produce. 'Eating tomatoes off the vine at Dom's place was intoxicating,' Blumenthal says. Dominic Palumbo (top right) of Moon in the Pond Farm helped Route 7 Grill owner Lester Blumenthal (left) get interested in local meat and produce. "Eating tomatoes off the vine at Dom's place was intoxicating," Blumenthal says. (photos by caleb kenna for the boston globe)
By Jonathan Levitt
Globe Correspondent / July 18, 2007

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Route 7 Grill sits on a quiet stretch of the road for which it's named, just past the center of Great Barrington in the Housatonic River Valley of the southern Berkshires. It's a self-consciously bucolic area of stone walls, hay fields, country inns, antique shops, and good rich soil for the many small, sustainable family farms. When ... (Full article: 1022 words)

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