by guest blogger Rich Baringer
Not too long ago, my wife and I were talking about how interesting it is that the trendy thing to do these days is to eat like people did 150 years ago—local, fresh, natural. It may be the “in” thing to do, but I think we finally have a trend that’s worth latching on to.
Back in March, I attended a screening of the film Fresh: The Movie at the Ambler Theater. The place was packed. It was great to see so many people interested in this topic. Being from the northern regions of Bucks County, I thought it might be a good idea to try to get a screening for people in Central and Upper Bucks. With the help of some other folks, we did just that.
Take Back Your Kitchen—A Screening of Fresh: The Movie will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 7 pm at The County Theater in Doylestown. The film will be followed by a discussion with a panel of experts on local farming, locavore dining and more.
Fresh’s slogan is: New Thinking About What We’re Eating. There have been a number of documentaries on this subject recently, some fairly intense. But Fresh handles the subject in a positive way—focusing on the people who are changing the face of America’s production through smarts, respect and hard work.
There’s Will Allen, who is a leader in the urban farming movement. He leads with passion and energy. There’s Joel Salatin, who is known all over the world as a sustainable farmer. In his website, he writes that he is “in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture.” And there’s David Ball, who through his family grocery business is supporting local farmers and giving his customers locally produced food at affordable prices. These, and others in the film, are challenging the status quo—and winning.
In the same way, our panelists are doing similar things right in our own back yard: celebrating local food and producers, using local ingredients, raising food in a natural and sustainable way.
Our local food panelists are:
- Christy Devlin of Green Eggs and Cakes in Sellersville
- J. Ryman Maxwell of Down to Earth Café in Perkasie
- Tom Murtha of Blooming Glen Farm CSA in Blooming Glen
- Henry Rosenberger of Tussock Sedge Farm in Blooming Glen
- And our own Lynne Goldman of Bucks County Taste
(I’ll be there, too.)
You’ll leave the theater excited about what we can do to make the things we eat better tasting and better for us. You’ll be energized to see what we can do to make the communities where we live thrive. You’ll be ready to Take Back Your Kitchen!
Take Back Your Kitchen—A Screening of Fresh: The Movie (click here to register)
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The County Theater
20 E State St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by going to The County Theater’s website (click on “Shop”, then “event tickets”).