“fresh” the movie

lucky me, farrell and  i took off from dinner service on wednesday night to attend a screening of the recently released movie “FRESH”. it is a documentary inspired by a new yorker magazine article on global warming a few years ago. joel salatin of polyface farms is a huge part of the film as they do a sort of visual side-by-side comparison of small bio-dynamic farms vs. the industrial farm machine. a lot of the themes and ideas covered in omnivore’s dilemma are prevalent in the movie, as well as several interviews with michael pollan himself. if you can attend a viewing, or purchase the dvd, or heck, ask to borrow my copy, please see this movie, and get everyone you can to watch it with you. im going to consider it a part of basic training for new staff members, and hope to get everyone of my neighbors and friends over to watch it with me. there was a panel discussion after the film with joel, ramona huff of gryffon’s aerie, and two other local activists (forgive me for losing my flyer and not remembering your names) who fielded questions from the audience, and had a great give-take with local restauranteurs, farmers and consumers. im happy to report that the theater was sold out, packed to the gills, and there was plenty of applause and cheering throughout various parts. i was nearly moved to tears by the end, and i cant help but look at my own garden, farmers, and food providers in a whole new light today. SEE THIS MOVIE.

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  1. Thank you for such a glowing review of FRESH! We wish we could have been at the screening at Vinegar Hill – it sounds like it was a wonderful, inspiring night. We would love to chat with you about your plans to use FRESH to educate your staff; perhaps you would like to write something about this experience for our soon-to-be-launched blog? Get in touch with me if you’re interested.

    Best,

    Lisa Madison
    Distribution & Outreach Coordinator
    FRESH


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