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Feast on This! Film Festival

November 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition and the Monadnock Food Co-op present the 2018 “Feast on This! Film Festival” featuring movies that highlight a diversity of issues and viewpoints related to food and agriculture. Films chosen spark conversation among the community about what we value about the farms in our region, and action around building stronger, local, regional, and national sustainable food systems.

Suggested donation per film: $10/per person  or $30/film festival pass on sell at film venues the day of screening.

November 8 – Thursday
6:30pm, Franklin School in Keene
Hosted by Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
MUCH members will share how they work to get healthy food onto the plates of our region’s food insecure children.

November 9 – Friday
6:30pm, Stonewall Farm
Hosted by  – National Center for Appropriate Technology – Northeast

With the average age of the U.S. farmer pushing 60, and with young people unable to afford farmland and equipment, WHO will grow our food? Farmers For America explores  the delicate issue of transferring land from one farmer or farm family to the next.

Hosting the film is MFCC member, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), who will moderate a 20-minute panel discussion following the film, peppered with local experts in farm transition who will share how they work to keep land in farming. Pisgah Farm will provide hors d’oeuvres.

November 10 – Saturday
1pm, Antioch University New England
Hosted by Community Garden Connections

Over the past 15 years, numbers of colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. In the latest estimates, 1.5 million (out of 2.4 million total beehives) have disappeared across 27 states in the U.S.

Local beekeepers will join Community Garden Connections for a matinee screening.  This documentary investigates the cause of bee colony collapse disorder and illuminates how activists work to keep local bee populations viable. Popcorn grown by Community Garden Connections will be served during the film.


BREWS + BITES + REAL FOOD MEDIA POPUP FILM FESTIVAL, 7pm – 9pm at The Hive at Hannah Grimes Center; a  Machina Arts collaboration! Hosted by MFCC and Cheshire County Conservation District

Ten, 4-minute award winning shorts feature real food heroes whose innovation in farming is changing the way the world eats. From former gang members turned urban farmers, to the sustainable farms of Kinkala, Africa, farmers are striving to meet the food needs of tomorrow.

This year, MFCC honors “Farmers Helping Farmers” a farm share program connecting people and farms by subsidizing the cost of summer CSA shares.  Jack Rixey, farm manager of Tracies Community Farm, is one of the members. “We are a group of farmers who gather regularly to talk about the joys and challenges of farming here among other things,” shares Rixey. “We want farming to be a viable and valued occupation and the high quality food we grow to be accessible to more familiies. That is why we started the farmshare program.”  Hors d’oeuvres by CC & D’s Market Café, a cash bar, and a makeover of The Hive by Machina Arts, sets the tone for a night of celebrating the creativity, vision, and hard work of local farmers.

Suggested donation per film: $10/per person  or $30/film festival pass on sell at film venues the day of screening.

All proceeds go towards film & venue rentals and to the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition.



November 8, 2018
November 10, 2018
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