On September 10, Edible Buffalo is presenting an exclusive screening of FRESH. Sponsored by American Farmland Trust and Buffalo Spree and in cooperation with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College, this inspirational film will be followed by a panel discussion with local farmers Tom Tower, a small scale farmer from Youngstown and Karen Agle, from Agle Farms & Eden Valley Growers; Diane Held from American Farmland Trust; Kate Mendenhall, Director of NOFA-NY and Dr. Samina Raja, from the University at Buffalo.
FRESH features some of the most inpirational and innovative cast of characters in the world of sustainable agriculture. From Will Allen to Joel Salatin, this film gives us hope that the future of agriculture in this country is moving in the right direction. The film will be screened in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and is approx. 72 minutes in length. Tickets for the screening are $7 for general admission and $5 for Edible Buffalo subscribers, Buffalo Spree subscribers, Burchfield Penney Art Center members, students and seniors. You can purchase tickets here.
Here is what the press is saying:
FRESH Offers Hope for Our Food Future ~ Santa Barbara Independent
As we continue to endure tough economic times, many of us turn to fast food and cheap grocery store options in order to feed ourselves without depleting our wallets. Fresh the Movie shows how these choices are unwise, unhealthy, and unsustainable. However, instead of focusing on this bleak reality, the film highlights examples of sustainable and natural farming, offering hope and an avenue for moving away from shortsighted industrialized farming techniques.
Filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes chose to release the movie solely to small groups spattered across the country to ensure that Fresh “mimics the food movement in that what’s really growing is not different food, but a new awareness. You cannot create a new vision or shift of consciousness from the top down — it must come from among us, from the bottom up.”
Ana Joanes Explains the Difficulty of Filming a Documentary and What Sustainability Means ~Huffington Post
While Robert Kenner did a fantastic job of exposing how much is wrong with our food system, Ana Joanes chose to focus on people who are doing what’s right. Recently, she explained why she chose to film the documentary as she did and how she hopes it will inspire others to make a difference.
An Urban Farmer Is Rewarded for His Dream ~ New York Times
WILL ALLEN already had the makings of an agricultural dream packed into two scruffy acres in one of Milwaukee’s most economically distressed neighborhoods.
Fresh: How We’re Supposed to Eat ~ Food Freedom
What do urbanites know about farming? ana Sofia joanes’ Fresh shows us how a sustainable food system operates – by focusing on personal and community stories of change. Fresh is delightful, humorous and charming.