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Food and Farm Film Festival

Wednesday, May 25th

The Morris Farm Trust 156 Gardiner Road (Route 27 North) Wiscasset, ME
Movie screening: 7:00pm

Fresh (72 minutes) FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. 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. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

-- from the movie website

The community coalition of sponsors for this event include: Real Food Institute of Midcoast Maine, Midcoast Green Collaborative, Rising Tide Community Market, Lincoln County Healthcare, Damariscotta River Association, and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. Treats of Wiscasset will provide a concession of tasty snacks made from scratch with local ingredients.

This collection of sponsors represent a consensus of diverse groups committed to strengthening of the local food system in Midcoast Maine. The group celebrates regional examples of the type of inspiring stories brought forward in FRESH. Each sponsor ties its mission to healthy eating and sustainable local agriculture. By banding together, their individual voices form a collective chorus to support the important grassroots, local food movement.

The Morris Farm Trust is a member supported, nonprofit educational farm located at 156 Gardiner Road in Wiscacsset. It is open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The farm is home to Alan-Dee Registered Holsteins, a small raw milk dairy, the Wiscasset Primary School Garden, the Margaret Ellis Community Gardens, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Garden and it hosts a variety of community events, educational workshops and a summer day camp for kids age 4-11. For more information about the Morris Farm Trust or this free screening of FRESH, please visit www.morrisfarm.org, call 882-4080 or email info@morrisfarm.org.

Fresh movie poster