Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Real Dirt on Farmer John, "Growing the Local Food Movement"

The final film in the three part Slow Food Boston Film Festival will play at the Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury on Sunday, 13 April, at 4pm. The film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, is about John Peterson, a pioneer of organic farming and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the US. Slow Food Boston and the good folks at Theodore Parker Church have also arranged an impressive line-up of panelists to speak after the film, including Jim Buckle (Allandale Farm), Andrew Rodgers (Green Meadows), Kate Stillman (Stillman's at the Turkey Farm), Jen Hashley &
Pete Lowy (Verrill Farm, Pete & Jen's Backyard Birds), and James Lionette (Lionette's Market, Garden of Eden).

In preparation for the event, one of the organizers (Sue Barnard) has made a list of local CSAs, including meat CSAs, in the Boston area. The list needs some updating, but you can find information about Boston CSA and farm resources, on the church website. Click the link in the paragraph on the CSA Task Force.

This event ties in nicely with our own talk about building a local food movement. As a reminder, we will be holding a "Growint the Local Food Movement" potluck, on Sunday, March 30th, with Kate Mrozicki, CSA manager at The Food Project. We will have area CSA brochures available (thanks to all of the farmers who sent them along!), and you'll hear a great presentation, share what you have done (or hope to do) to support/grow local food, and eat yummy potluck food! If you would like to be added to our eVite list for this or future potlucks (Boston area only), please email susan(at)consciousconsuming(dot)com.

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