Farmageddon Comes to Town This Weekend
by Kimberly Hartke
Kristin Canty brings her long awaited documentary film to DC for its grand unveiling, and will be speaking after most performances this weekend. There are a number of special events being planned by different groups in concert with the film release.
If you have been wondering how in the world do you get your friends and family more aware of the struggling family farmers and the wonderful healing foods they produce, this is your chance. Invite them to one of these great events and plug them in to the local foods movement.
Tickets to these events are available from each of the different event organizers, so this blog today will give you the inside skinny on how to go to Meet and Greets with the filmmaker!
On Saturday, June 18, Grassfed on the Hill is hosting a fundraiser to help Dan Allgyer, a farmer who is defending his farm against FDA attempts to secure an injunction against him. He has notable attorney, Jonathan Emord defending him, and many, many families supporting his cause. At issue is the constitutional right to private contractual relationships direct with consumers, therefore opting out of the conventional food market and its regulations.
The fundraiser will feature wonderful appetizers by Nora’s Organic, probably the most famous organic restaurant in America. Nora is a pioneer in farm to table dining and to have her support for Dan’s cause is amazing. Contact for the event is Monica Corrado of Simply Being Well. Here is the link to more info, Grassfed on the Hill Fundraiser.
On Sunday, June 19, Kristin will be greeting the Northern Virginia Whole Foods Nutrition meetup group at the 1:00pm screening and doing a brief Q&A afterwards. The group will head over to the Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt for drinks and more discussion with the filmmaker. Here is the link to sign up, you must join the meetup group to register, but when you do, you will be invited to more fun food events throughout the year: NoVA Meetup Matinee.
Later that evening, Baylen Linnekin of Keep Food Legal is teaming up with the Grub with Us group, and hosting a soiree to honor Kristin at Founding Farmers Restaurant later that evening for a dinner and a movie event. This is your chance to toast to the filmmaker’s fabulous first weekend run of her food flick! Here is a link to sign up for the Sunday Dinner and a Movie.
During Happy Hour on Monday, June 20, Susan Blasko, Falls Church Chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Kimberly Hartke, Publicist for WAPF are hosting a meet and greet reception at RIS Restaurant for Capitol Hill Staff and Chefs. If you are a policy wonk or wonkette or a pastry, sous chef or executive chef this is the event for you. Click here for details for the Happy Hour for Farmageddon. Note: You will need to request a ticket by emailing the organizer from the event listing.
For those of you who would just like to take your family or friends and head out to the movies, please contact the box office. Since some shows are already ‘sold out” for these special events, you will want to purchase tix in advance. Visit their website for more information about showtimes or to purchase your tickets, West End Cinema.
Please see my previous post for Kristin’s and the Farmageddon backstory.
Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education and activism organization.