Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Fresh" Food - You HAVE to see this!

Last Saturday's breakfast - eggs from the farmers' market, toast made with fresh milled wheat and Kansas honey, onions from the garden - an avocado from our avocado tree in the back yard...okay, the avocado isn't local, but it was yummy!

Two movies highly impacted the way Chris and I view our foods sources.  The first is "Food, Inc." which got us thinking...followed up by our viewing of "Fresh" by Ana Sofia Joanes which explains more about what "Food, Inc" began.  I'm so excited to tell you that on Thursday, May 20th Newman University's is having a screening of "Fresh" right here for our local community!  I hope you will join me for this.  Here are the details

When:  Thursday, May 20th, Pre-film Farmers' Market reception at 6:30, Screening at 7:30
Where: Newman University Dugan Library and Campus Center (Dugan-Gorges Conference Center).
Cost:  Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 for students and seniors
Why:  Because it's important to learn WHY we should support local agriculture.

Here's a blurb about "Fresh" from the website promoting this event:  "Fresh picks up where Food Inc. left off, looking at people who are working for positive change in the way America makes its food. 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."

Remember...the Farmers Markets are open this weekend!  Stop by the Old Town Farmers' Market and Kansas Grown Farmers Market to get some fresh, local items.

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  1. Hi! Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I'm slowly transferring it to my new blog For a second, you got me with the avocado tree in your backyard! i have a small avocado tree in a pot inside the house. I am about to re-pot it and put it outside for the season.

  2. Wow, great David - a true avocado tree in Kansas huh, that's exciting :) Maybe that will be my next project...after beekeeping and canning and all the other fun food stuff I have ideas for in the future.

    I'll add your new blog address to my list. Will be interested to see what you've got to say.

    Thanks for commenting!