SWEET BERKSHIRE  DESSERT AUCTION (and more), supporting BERKSHIRE BABY BOX, was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018  at the Country Club of Pittsfield.   


Our event sponsors were Only in My Dreams Events, the BookLoft, Greylock Federal Credit Union and Brian O'Rourke Construction. 


Fabulous desserts were donated by Canyon Ranch, Wheatleigh, Patisserie Lenox, Haven Café, Taft Farms, The Old Mill, Barrington Brewery,  The Sweetish Baker, Natalya’s Ethnic Cuisine, At the Kitchen Table, Tyler & Pine, Wild Oats Market, Gimme Some Sugar, Seasons on Main, The Store at 5 Corners, Klara’s Cookies, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Number 10, Simply Sweet, Anna Gershenson, The Morgan House. The Red Lion Inn, GB Eats, Extra SpecialTeas and more!


Auction items/experiences were provided by: Wyantenuck, Cranwell,  Catamount Aerial Adventure Park, The Mahaiwe, Frankie’s Restaurant, Berkshire Bike and Board, Trapeze School of New York, Salon 7 Spa,  Berkshire Sports, Ski Butternut, Blantyre, Catamount Ski, Lifeworks Studio, Berkshire Mountain Chiropractic, Indian Line Farm, Robin’s Candy, SoCo Creamery, Soules Sports and Fitness Studio,  Joan Kleinman, Docent,  7Barrels Oil & Vinegar,  Jane Iredale Minerals Cosmetics, OLLI, Pine Cone Hill, Animal Communicator Linda Clayton, berkshireFlyer + more!


Wonderful music and entertainment were donated by Harpist Elizabeth Morse, Release the Penguins Jazz Quartet, Magician Mark Cook, Roger the Jester, Balloon Ben and Face Painter Rhiannon.


The Sweet Berkshire Dessert Cookbook is filled with over 60 recipes and heartwarming  stories from local Berkshire residents. Food connects us - through generations and across nationalities - and this collection represents our shared humanity.


THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, which allows us to help support all new families in Berkshire County.

Photos By Sam Backhaus

Hinda Bodinger, founder of Berkshire Baby Box, with the Sweet Berkshire Dessert Cookbook and a Berkshire Baby Box.
The Strawberry Short Cake from Patisserie Lenox!
Elizabeth Morse and her magical harp
Simply Sweet's Vanilla Cake with Cinnamon Filling by Sydney Casino
Jane Ralph, Executive Director of Construct.
Also, Mark Lefenfeld, co-founder of Backyard Bounty
Andrea Harrington, who was here with her mom, and Oskar Hallig, one of our event event sponsors, was here with his husband Mike and his in-laws. ONLY IN MY DREAMS EVENTS Sponsor
Canyon Ranch's Chocolate and Strawberry Layer Cake
Magician Mark Cook dazzling Emily Bodinger
Lemon Bars from The Old Mill, baked by owner Terry Moore. He also donated a $100 gift certificate to go with them.
Lisa and Larry Frankel - generous of spirit, their time, their warmth and their commitment to what matters!
The community showed its love and support by donating FABULOUS desserts for our Sweet Berkshire Dessert Auction.
Wheatleigh's pastry chef baked us TWO Pecan Tarts!
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There are many Baby Box workshops scheduled throughout the county, where you will meet other expectant moms and local health practitioners.  These workshops will help prepare you for parenthood, introduce you to programs and resources available to new moms and families, and can help you avoid the feeling of isolation that often comes with having a new baby. CALL to find out when their next workshop will be held, and to let them know when you would like to attend.