Local Foods Documentary to be Screened on Capitol Hill

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The documentary that has caught the spirit of the local foods movement!

FRESH is coming to Congress!

And there is a PARTY afterwards!

The National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association and FRESH are sponsoring a special screening of FRESH for our legislators.
Has FRESH inspired you?  It will also inspire those who make our laws.

The food safety bill is in front of the Senate right now.  FRESH will educate our legislators on the benefits of a local food system threatened by S 510. Let’s get our Senators and Representatives there so they can see and understand the unintended consequences S 510 would have on our small farms.

WHEN: Friday May 21, 2010, 4:30-6:30
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
WHAT: Special screening of FRESH for legislators and staff

Ana Joanes, FRESH Director and Producer, and star Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms will introduce the movie, take questions after the screening and speak to legislators on the importance of preserving access to our Fresh foods and the farms those foods come from.

Check out the FRESH the movie Trailer!

Learn more about FRESH and find this trailer on their homepage. http://www.freshthemovie.com

ACTIONS:

1. Please help by donating to cover expenses! We are a VERY small team and want to make this screening as dynamic as possible by having Ana Joanes attend.

https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5958/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=2052

2. If you’ve already talked with your senators about S 510 please follow-up with the staffer you spoke to and ask them to attend the screening of FRESH. Senate.gov or  house.gov

Questions or for more information please contact Liz Reitzig  liz.reitzig at verizon.net or 301-807-5063

The After Party! a FRESH and Local Reception

With Joel Salatin and Ana Joanes

You are invited to spend an evening with Joel Salatin, celebrity farmer of Polyface Farm, and Ana Joanes, producer and director of the movie FRESH at Poste Brasserie, one of DC’s finest restaurants featuring locally sourced foods! Poste Moderne Brasserie will provide reception fare including products sourced from Polyface Farm and other local farms. http://postebrasserie.com/

Chef Rob Weland creates masterpieces with seasonal ingredients sourced locally.  Come on out and enjoy an evening of fine food while visiting with nationally renowned leaders of the local foods movement.

Friday May 21

7-9:00pm

Poste Moderne Brasserie

555 – 8th Street, NW Washington DC 20004

$50 per person

Proceeds to cover the cost of bringing FRESH to Congress.

Space is limited so get your tickets before they sell out!

See website for additional details and to buy tickets.  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112812

Kimberly Hartke blogs about the local foods movement, and healthy living.

Comments

  1. Kimberly Hartke says:

    Liz Reitzig said the event went great! Several important journalists showed up which is a real bonus. Here is a report on the event by one of them:

    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/omkara/2010/may/23/fresh-comes-congress/

  2. Very interesting documentary. I have found a good website with a lot of good documentaries for free : http://freedocumentaries.org/index.php

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