On the third Saturday of the month the farmers at Wild Willow Farm and Education Center in Imperial Beach fire up the pizza oven, clear off the long tables and benches, light up the twinkling Christmas lights in the barn, and harvest produce for that night’s potluck. In addition to the proliferation of inspirational food (Lavender infused coconut cream pie? Dandelion and cashew pesto dip? Fava bean and garlic hummus?) and dance-provoking live music, a documentary well worth shushing the clattering of forks was shown during last Saturday’s warm August night.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John tells the epic story of Midwest farmer John Peterson. From his experimental commune days on the farm to the collapse of his family business and finally to the formation of a thriving CSA program we see how this extraordinary man has changed the face of farming through passion, self expression, and perseverance.
Click below to watch the trailer:
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Edible City Trailer 2012 from Edible City on Vimeo.
In case you missed the screening of the documentary Edible City at the SFUSD Tiger! Tiger! mixer on July 16th, click on the Vimeo link above to watch the trailer then click below to watch the full length film.
Edible City Documentary
Edible City, a 60 minute documentary film, tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local Good Food Systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, economically viable and resilient to climate change and market collapse.
As part of the Monday Night Movie Series with MIHO Gastrotruck,Blind Lady Ale House is partnering with Slow Food Urban San Diego for an exclusive screening of “Lunch Line”, a 2010 documentary capturing and highlighting the school lunch debate through an examination of the program’s surprising past, uncertain present, and possible future. MIHO will be serving up farm to truck fare while Blind Lady will be pouring delicious craft beers.
To bring local schools into the conversation, Vanessa Zapfen, the Farm to School Director for San Diego Unified School District and SFUSD community school food partner, will be on hand for a casual Q & A after the film screening.
LUNCH LINE: THE DOCUMENTARY
6:00 PM-11:00 PM
Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA
DOORS OPEN: 6PM
MIHO Gastrotruck: 6-8PM
BAR CLOSES: 11PM
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