The First FRESH Screening in Connecticut Was Held on August 12, 2009!
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This was the positive, uplifting event that we had all hoped for. Thank you to the 200 guests who were the most engaged audience an event organizer could ask for. You rock!
Looking for a FRESH DVD? The copies we had for sale at the event sold out in 10 minutes! Please visit the producer’s web site to order a DVD online.
To join a waiting list for a future screening in the area, please send an email to marketing at fairfieldgreenfoodguide dot com.
The Fairfield Green Food Guide has teamed up with the amazing folks at Pequot Library in Southport, CT to present the first community screening in Connecticut of the newly released documentary food film FRESH on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm in the Library’s auditorium. FRESH, a widely-acclaimed production of documentary filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes offers “new thinking about what we’re eating” at a time when the potentially lethal consequences of our industrialized food system have become standard items in our daily news diet.
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, a 2008 MacArthur’s “Genius Award” fellow; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, who is creating a new market model for our family farmers. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. FRESH’s focus on these inspiring individuals and their initiatives around the US provides the audience with actionable solutions. FRESH is a call to action.
This film beautifully portrays the rapidly growing local-sustainable food movement and the critical role we each play in supporting local farms and creating a local market for sustainable products. The guest panelists and exhibitors participating in the screening will offer practical ideas about small but important steps we can take to join and strengthen this grass roots movement.
“Screening FRESH at the Library fits perfectly with our commitment to make the Library a greener place and share the newest information about sustainable living with our patrons so we can all reduce our environmental impact at work and at home” explains Dan Snydacker, Executive Director of Pequot Library.
Immediately following the film, I’ll moderate an educational panel discussion by the leaders of our own local-sustainable food movement including Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut); Sue Cadwell, Chef/Owner of Health in a Hurry; environmentalist Janak Desai and Ken Kleban of Kleban Properties, co-founders of Fairfield’s Farmer’s Market at the Brick Walk; Deb Marsden, Founder of Connecticut Farm Fresh Express; and Annelise McCay and Amie Hall, founders of three of Fairfield’s organic, edible schoolyard gardens. Following the panel, a wide variety of exhibitors in the Library’s community reading room will offer practical advice about how individuals can contribute to and benefit from the local-sustainable food movement.
Seating is limited to 100 200 guests and tickets must be pre-purchased online for five dollars plus a small processing fee at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/75164. All event profits will be donated to the Pequot Library and a local-sustainable food initiative. The event is being organized and sponsored in part by the Fairfield Green Food Guide, LLC and hosted by Pequot Library. Thanks to a generous donation by Steaz, guests will enjoy a complimentary organic, fair trade beverage. State-of-the art sound is being provided by our sponsor M Communications.
See you at the FRESH screening!