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Ever wanted to cook through a mystery basket like on Food Network's "Chopped," spice things up with your cooking routines, or just watch a talented chef cook some awesome, local fruits and veggies? Then get ready for this special event with Chef Michel Nischan and a specially curated Fairfield Public Library basket of produce and goodies ordered from Berkshires Direct! 


To join and cook along, follow these steps: 


Click here to register for the event!  Stay up-to-date with all event details and exclusive offers. 


Chef Nischan will be cooking with Berkshires Direct's curated baskets for this event!


For those living in Connecticut or New York City:

Order a basket to share in the magic of unboxing this amazing selection of farm goodies!
  • Berkshires Direct offers on-demand and subscription options for all farm baskets to allow for the flexibility you need! They suggest Standard for serving ~1-2 people and Deluxe for ~3+ people.  

Order by 10am EST on Tuesday, September 14th for delivery by Monday, September 20th.

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    A farm-fresh starter kit! This basket contains our curated selection of essentials-- fruit, veg, and a grain item.

    Our most comprehensive and best-selling basket!

    This basket contains our most robust selection, packed with fresh farm-sourced produce, grains, and specialty items novelty goods. 

    *Note- the Produce Medley basket will work as well but Berkshires Direct recommends these two for the most optionality

    Exclusive Discounts!

    • Testing the waters? Use promo code -- FPLSS15 -- at checkout to get $15 off any on-demand basket! 
    • Interested in subscribing? Option to subscribe weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly and pause at any time! Also, use promo code -- FPLCOMP -- to get this first basket for free!
    *Promo codes can only be applied to first-time orders

      Click here to browse the Farm Baskets!


      For those living outside of Connecticut or New York City

      Berkshires Direct is currently only delivering to CT and NYC but rest assured, you can still participate! A list of ingredients will be provided ahead of time for our followers from outside of the delivery radius who want to follow along. Shop local!

      3) TIME TO COOK!

      Now that you've come up with your plan for ingredients, get ready for the event! We'll send a list of items to have on hand and any prep that might be needed in advance. 
      At 6:30pm EST, don your best aprons and get ready to cook! 

      About the hosts:

      Michel Nischan

      Michel Nischan

      Michel Nischan is a Chef, Author, Food Equity Advocate and a familiar face around town as the former owner of The Dressing Room in Westport and founder of Wholesome Wave and the Westport Farmers Market.


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      Berkshires Direct

      Berkshires Direct is a farm-to-home delivery service that offers weekly chef-curated baskets of local produce and products from farms in the northeast. In addition, there is the option to add dairy products and pantry items like artisanal sea salts, jams, hot sauces, and more! They currently deliver weekly to Connecticut and New York City. 


      Berkshires Direct is committed to promoting local food systems and enhancing the home cooking experience through educational resources and tools like weekly recipes, produce facts, farm features, and Berkshires Direct's exclusive on-demand service, 1-800-Dial-a-Chef, for any and all culinary-related questions.


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      Fairfield Public Library

      The Fairfield Public Library strives to be a hub of lifelong learning and enrichment. It offers a wide variety of programming including age-specific programs for infants, teens, seniors and everyone in between. Fairfield Public Library has services to support students, job seekers and business owners. Book clubs, cooking programs, financial education, the latest technology and the arts are among its many offerings.

      Fairfield Public Library is in the heart of downtown Fairfield, where together with the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, it continues to respond to the pulse of the Fairfield community.