The Inspirational Side of FRESH Food: The Movie


The movie Food Inc. has gained increasing press and viewers that documents the serious jeopardy our food system has fallen into over the past three decades. With vast industrialization, synthetic ingredients have replaced what our Grandparents used to call ‘food’. Now as much as I love learning the facts, I also love positive and inspiring messages, which is where I hope the movie FRESH comes into play!

They are hosting Farm to Table dinners across the Nation with a free movie ticket to the showing. Not a bad deal for a meal, a speaker, and a movie all for only the price of the meal!

Here is an example of one City’s events (Minneapolis, MN). Click through to find events for a City near you!

I would like to invite all of you to also attend an event and the screening so we can see how the different cities took on the challenge of fresh Farm to Table dinners! Feel free to post your thoughts on the dinner, the speaker, and the movie as well. I am excited to attend a dinner, speaking event, and the screening over the next two weeks so for those of you unable to attend, I will be happy to share how it all went!

Here is a little snippet about FRESH the movie:

“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.”

Joel Salatin, a personal hero and any ‘soil’ farmer’s advocate will also be speaking at several events and is featured in the movie, just as a little teaser.

Cheers to taking a healthy dose of reality, responsibility, and re-engaging with that simple yet vital thing called f-o-o-d. See you at the screening!

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    • Rawn
    • April 21st, 2010

    I have a farm & I’ll be heading there soon. I’m selling off my freezer full of healthy meat, because I have so much more on the farm that I have to harvest. I’ll be coming back to Los Angles in October w/ a few more freezers full of meat. Interesting that people think I shouldn’t charge more than Walmart does! I’ll give it to my friends before I sell it for junk meat prices.

    • Very true Rawn. Prices are deceptive in an oversaturated, large-scale market. Wish I lived closer, I would gladly buy meat from you.

      I recommend entering your business (if you haven’t had the chance already) on the Eat Well Guide, Coop America (i think it is now “Green America”), Local Harvest, and other sites if you are looking for more buyers.

      Good luck!

  1. This film is amazing. Everyone should see it. I enjoyed it a lot more than Food Inc (though people should still see that one) because of its positive message. It leaves you with a feeling of hope and a drive for change.

    • Lori
    • April 23rd, 2010

    Just saw Fresh…I am amazed at the practical applications that the growers employed. I do have a certain mistrust of this site if Wal-MART can advertise on the same page. We cant forget that they want a part of the action because of the money that organics can bring them-NOT because they want to “do good”. In my opinion, the only way to do away with the giant businesses that affect the way we eat and live is to not give them any business. I am proud to say I have a small garden, I buy food from local farmers and I am a member of Slow Food movement. It is a start.

    • Agreed Lori. Just to be clear, there aren’t advertisements on this site. There are a list of Ads generated by Google, not the site administrator, on the side.

      The actual articles are not necessarily the root of a company Press Release, but a writer’s interest in the topic. Hope that helps!

      Personally, I am all about personal supply chain management: the smaller, more local and ethical, the better. Congrats on the garden! Being an active participant is more than a start, wonderful to hear about your involvement. I am going to write a piece on Slow Food coming up, so I look forward to learning more about your experience with the movement and the organization.


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