Bart & Janet Elsbach

Bart and Janet Elsbach

Bart Elsbach is a landscape artist and farmer; Janet Reich Elsbach is a writer and teacher.  They have been spending time in the Berkshires since childhood, and have made their permanent home in Sheffield for over 20 years.  They have three children.

Bart & Janet’s interest in this land dates to their childhood enjoyment of the Agricultural Fair that once called the Fairgrounds home.

Like all the residents and visitors who drive past the site every day, they longed to see something vital and positive happening on a piece of land that is so central, so beautiful and so important to our community.

They realized that the main ingredient required to start the process of returning the land to community hands and building something great was willingness to jump in with two feet.  They jumped.

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