2016 Feast on This! Film Festival

fot_logo_smProduced by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and Monadnock Food Co-op, Healthy Monadnock Champions!

November 1 & 7 – 13, 2016

The 7th Annual Feast on This! Film Festival features movies that educate our community about the diverse issues affecting our national, regional and local food and agricultural systems.

We chose films that will spark conversation and action around building stronger local, regional and sustainable food systems.


Just Eat It
*6pm, Tuesday November 1*, 2016 – Peterborough Community Theater
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Hosted by The Cornucopia Project

7pm, Monday, November 7, 2016 – The Orchard School, East Alstead, NH
Joel Salatin’s no chemical farm feeds 6000 families. How can we make a change?
Hosted by Village Roots CSA 

Tuesday, November 8*, 2016

7pm, Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Ahavas Achim Synagogue, Keene, NH
Beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, the Nourish film illustrates the relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps. It illustrates how food connects to such issues as biodiversity, climate change, public health and social justice.
Hosted by The Sustainability Project

Symphony of the Soil
7pm, Friday, November 11, 2016 – Antioch University New England
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony othe Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance of soil.
Hosted by Community Garden Connections 

The Greenhorns
7pm, Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Keene State College Alumni Center
This 40-minute documentary explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs.
8pm Panel discussion with area young farmers – working from NH Fields to the roof of Fenway
Hosted by the Monadnock Food Coop and Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition

Forgotten Farms
Sunday November 13, 2016 – Stonewall Farm

New England’s dairy farms remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and baby greens. Forgotten Farms examines the class divisions and cultural divides in New England’s farm and food communities. Featuring NH Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food, Lorraine Merrill
5pm – 6:15pm
 Meet and greet with filmmakers, David Simons and Sarah Gardner. Locally produced hors d’oeuvres and live music!
6:30pm – Screening
Hosted by Stonewall Farm, Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and Monadnock Buy Local


Suggested donation at each venue: $10.
All proceeds underwrite festival expenses.


Main Festival Sponsors
C & S Wholesale Grocers

Film Sponsors
W. S. Badger
Yankee Farm Credit
Savings Bank of Walpole

Local Food Heroes!
Andrew Jellie, Farm Family Insurance
Edward Jones – Allen Mendelsohn
NBT Bank
Green Energy Options
Monadnock Buy Local

Sponsored by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and
The Monadnock Food Coop. Healthy Champions, part of Healthy Monadnock