With autumn in the city, we have country on our mind. Incidentally, we were excited to come across the Berkshires farm and home of Mark Firth, co-founder of Williamsburg's Diner and Marlow and Sons, and more recently Prairie Whale in Great Barrington, MA. Zambia-born Firth sought out the Barkshires both for its proximity to his restaurant and for its relative value over upstate New York. After settling in, Firth says they are close to self-sufficient, from growing the majority of their own vegetables to running their truck on vegetable oil. Highly styled it is not, but who needs style when you have 82 acres and a cast iron stove? See the interview at Freunde von Freunden.