Date(s) - 10/9/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Blue Hill Co-op presents Growing Local, a 2014 film collaboration between Seedlight Pictures and Maine Farmland Trust.
While “buying local” is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing. In three short vignettes meet young farmers who, on risky sweat-equity, have revitalized a famously fertile piece of farmland into a thriving community food hub, an artisanal butcher who helps us better understand how healthier, thoughtful meat production can be supported and sustained, and father/son organic dairy farmers struggling to keep their family farm going and in the family. These poignant stories help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine’s small farms, consumers and the local food movement.
In addition to the film, the Blue Hill Co-op encourages you to view the Lexicon of Sustainability in our Co-op Cafe during the entire month of October. This project illuminates sustainable agriculture and supports the conversations surrounding how people eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system.