The Festive Season
Think you know your way around a summer festival? Think again
Nothing is more important at Tanglewood than what's inside your picnic basket. Skip the ready-made menu and pick up the freshest foods from local farms and bakeries. Then unfurl the blanket and, dine under a canopy of pine while soaking in some Mendelssohn.
By Aigerim Sarapova
TAFT FARMS IN GREAT BARRINGTON
The 200-acre local family farm prides itself on its organically produced fruits and vegetables, pick up produce and definitely save room for pies and cakes. Do not approach the symphony without carbo-loading.
BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN BAKERY
Richard Bourdon's Berkshire Mountain Bakery specializes in traditional loaves like Cherry Pecan, Olive, and Potato Onion. The bakery recently added a line of cookies made from sprouted whole grain spelt flour.
GUIDO'S IN GREAT BARRINGTON
Pair Marketplace Kitchen's hand-cut cheeses — ranging from American Artisanals like Cypress Grove's Midnight Moon Gouda with local wines. Do not leave without charcuterie and sandwiches and the famous chicken.