This week, we missed: FRESH, the Movie.
This is a documentary, but it's perfect for all of us foodies, locavores, gardeners and anyone generally interested in providing the best they can for their families.
Plus, the filmmaker, Ana Jones, is a local gal who lives in Carroll Gardens. And, the impetus for the movie was bred right here in Red Hook. This is a truly local affair that's gone international.
Here's a quick description:
New thinking about what we're eating
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.
MORE DETAILS: http://www.freshthemovie.com/
Here's the rest of the summer schedule:
July 30: Tootsie @ Valentino Pier
August 6: Coraline @ Coffey Park
August 13: Bee Movie @ the Farm (expect more details about honey tastings and bee-keeping lectures to accompany this)
August 20: School of Rock @ PS 15