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Join FairShare CSA Coalition for a night of thought-provoking & inspirational films on sustainable food systems.
We’ve curated a stunning program of visually compelling films to showcase the most pressing issues facing our food system. Each film will be accompanied by a brief TED-style talk from a national leader in the food movement.
This year’s festival theme, Downstream, will explore the impacts that our everyday food choices have on our environment, economy, farmers and fishermen, and our communities.
Our feature film for the evening, “Local Thirty”, follows Portland farmer-turned-celebrity foodie, Andrea Bemis, as she makes a month-long commitment to eat within a 200 mile radius of her home. Andrea meets with the farmers, ranchers and fishermen that produced her food to learn about the challenges and opportunities they face. Andrea will be joining us, in person(!), for a captivating Q&A session following her film.
Also featured will be the hilarious and enlightening documentary “Big River”, which traces the downstream effects of pesticide and herbicide use on agricultural lands. Scott Laeser, farmer and Water Program Director at Clean Wisconsin, will speak to the local work being done to reduce agricultural runoff and improve water quality.
Finally, we are pleased to be screening selected scenes from the upcoming documentary “Last Man Fishing”, which explores the consolidation of the fishing industry. Sitka Salmon Shares founder and president, Nicolaas Mink, will address the ways in which we can heal a broken food system that works against the consumer and producer / fisherman.
The festival includes awesome door prizes and delicious treats from local producers.
Come learn, listen and be part of the change for good. All proceeds from the event support FairShare’s work in sustaining organic farmers and making fresh food accessible to all.