local movie night + a giveaway

by eringoodman on September 11, 2009

in community, events, farms + food

 FRESH, the movie

SUNDAY (Sept. 13) @ Casey Farm

Saunderstown, RI 

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Movie will start at about 7:30 p.m. 

 

By donation ($5 per person suggested)

 

{Please note: This is “Plan B” – we were originally planning to show the movie Saturday night but we had to postpone due to rain. If Sunday’s weather does not cooperate “Plan C” will be an indoor location on a yet-to-be-determined date.}

 

Bring a blanket and/or chairs to sit on, a picnic dinner and beverage of your choice to enjoy. We’ll also have pastured pork hot dogs and kielbasa ($4), grass-fed beef burgers ($5) and cheeseburgers ($6), organic popcorn ($2) and bottled water ($1) for sale!

 

There will be supervised activities for children in the barn. PLEASE e-mail me at caseyfarmnews@gmail.com if you are planning to utilize childcare so we can be sure to have enough care-providers and age-appropriate activities.

 

** Don’t forget to bring warm clothes for layering and a flashlight to find your way back to your car after the movie (which should end around 8:45 p.m.). **

   
And now for the giveaway (which is open world-wide)…

To be entered to win a copy of FRESH, the movie, along with in-home screening rights for up to 20 people, leave a comment here between now and Monday at NOON (EST).

If you feel inspired to do so, please share what steps you have taken (big or small) to support the sustainable food movement.

Good Luck and Happy Weekend!

Comments closed. And the winner is…

Lily Boot, who said:

ooooh I haven’t heard of that film – I’ll have to look it up. I’m so impressed with the efforts both you and your readers go to to eat in a sustainable and cruelty-free way. My family’s contributions are much more modest – we have only bought free range eggs and chicken for the last 15 years, and for the last 6 years have bought Barambah organic milk and dairy products (they produce the most beautiful, creamy milk). We shop at small independent stores – buy our fruit and vegetables at the fruit store and our meat (free range) at the butcher. This summer, we are growing some of our own vegetables and herbs. We have read Barbara Kingsolver’s book, and “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan and are very committed to continuing to be proactive in our food choices.

Congratulations Lily and thank you to all for your thoughtful comments!

{ 14 comments }

Denise September 11, 2009 at 5:41 pm

okay, I so want to see that. It is not being shown anywhere near me! I might just have to hop on a plane

Rose September 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Oh boy, wouldn’t I love to win! As an official card-carrying foodie, I would love to own a copy of that!

As far as what I do for sustainable food, I support my local organic farm as much as possible. All of our produce and eggs come from there. It fills my heart with such tremendous joy to drive up and see my veggies right there in the ground. And to know that what I buy was in the ground that very morning! I think the other big thing we do…which I think is overlooked alot…is that we do not waste food. I try to use every little tidbit and scrap of food.

Breeze September 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Considered me entered! Ps..your link to Fresh doesn’t work for me.

Breeze

Mama Bird September 12, 2009 at 9:57 am

I’d love to see this film, too. I’m just beginning to put more attention into eating locally. I’ve been focusing on whole, organic and seasonal food choices for some time, and now I’m striving to take that next step.

eringoodman September 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

{i accidentally deleted several comments. i am reposting this one for gardenmama/http://gardenmama.typepad.com. ~erin}

great give away, a wonderful topic to share with many!

we sell our veggies and flowers at a childrens educational stand at our local farmers market. the children are encouraged to take part in the harvesting and selling of the organic veggies flowers and herbs as well as crafts that we make. together with other families we try to encourage our own children, as well as all of the children who visit our stand to learn about sustainable living and organic farming and what we can all do at home. through crafts and other stations we are welcoming in the youngest of the community.

we buy our honey, maple syrup, milk, eggs, cheese all locally and are a vegetarian family growing our own veggies and berries surrounded by organic farms that we bring our littles too and also attend classes there for our own education of this topic.

Happy weekend to you Erin : )

eringoodman September 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

{and i am reposting this one for lily boot/http://www.blockaday.com ~erin}

ooooh I haven’t heard of that film – I’ll have to look it up. I’m so impressed with the efforts both you and your readers go to to eat in a sustainable and cruelty-free way. My family’s contributions are much more modest – we have only bought free range eggs and chicken for the last 15 years, and for the last 6 years have bought Barambah organic milk and dairy products (they produce the most beautiful, creamy milk). We shop at small independent stores – buy our fruit and vegetables at the fruit store and our meat (free range) at the butcher. This summer, we are growing some of our own vegetables and herbs. We have read Barbara Kingsolver’s book, and “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan and are very committed to continuing to be proactive in our food choices.

eringoodman September 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm

{and this one for kate/http://www.theblankiechronicles.com. (and now i am going to step away from the computer before i do any more damage! ;-) ~erin}

I wish I lived in RI, just so my family could come watch that with your family…

The farm-to-table movement is so important and inspiring in so many ways. We eat almost all local– our meat and eggs and veggies come from our local farm– we do the csa and community garden stuff, and we try to eat with the seasons as much as possible….

Thank you, Erin, for being such a wonderful ambassador for this issue…YOU are an inspiration too:)

Kelli September 12, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Oh! How awesome would that be! I’d love to be entered. I’ll be waiting for it to arrive on Netflix otherwise. hehe Have fun at the screening. I can’t wait to see this film.

Jill September 13, 2009 at 8:05 am

Really looking forward to seeing the movie. I hope the weather clears and then holds. I may have to break out my Uggs for tonight!

Zanna September 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

Looks interesting!

We have a CSA this year, and though it’s a lot of food to figure out what to do with for our small family, I am loving the freshness and knowing we’re supporting a local farm! And last week at the farmer’s market, my husband found local (i.e. from our little town!) eggs, too! They were delicious!

kristen g powell September 14, 2009 at 6:24 am

It looks like you had a wonderful evening. I loved the picture of the shadows on the screen! I wish I could have participated! I would love to win a copy!

Elizabeth September 14, 2009 at 7:31 am

I missed this post originally…so thanks for saying something in your scenes post.

We have belonged to a small CSA for the last two years, and buy most of the food we can from local growers and have for several years. We buy raw dairy (milk, butter, cheese, cream) and eggs from a farm only a few miles from us. And visit our local growers’ market for pastured chicken and beef. We also grow some of our own food. This year we are growing greens to harvest in fall and hopefully winter. I just read Eliot Coleman’s 4 season harvest and I’m really inspired to provide our family’s food year round.

shannon September 14, 2009 at 8:55 am

Add me to the pile of folks who’d love the copy… I am a fortunate RIlander, but never make it out of the house on the weekends (or during the week really); maybe that’s part of the challenge (or ease) of doing our best to live “fresh”- takes a lot of time to live off the land at home. Right on though…. as a gardener would say… maybe next year I’ll make it to Casey Farm more!

Heather September 14, 2009 at 10:07 am

Thank you for the opportunity! Movie night sounded like a lot of fun!

I have big plans for the coming weeks when we finally settle into our new house. I have a folder of bookmarked local farms that I plan on shopping at, I hope to have a garden next summer and maybe even chickens if I can talk my husband into it. ;)

At various points in my childhood, we had a huge garden, chickens, rabbits, and my Dad making maple syrup, fishing and hunting. I’m looking forward to getting back to this type of lifestyle after years of city living. For now, I’ve been stopping at farm stands just outside of town to pick up some produce now and then.

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