From SCOTT CRATTY
May 14, 2009 Ukiah, Mendocino County, North California
Friends of the Farmers’ Market,
We are really getting off to a fast start this season. We may have more vendors than ever this Saturday.
Robinson Creek Flowers will be back as will Aqua-Rodeo oysters. I also expect at least two new vendors with strawberries.
And, the Farmers Market isn’t just flowers and veggies…
In addition to market music by Josh Madsen, you will be entertained by the Pastels in the Plaza art festival and the music and entertainment they have lined-up, plus a BBQ and taco wagon. Should be a great market day!
For your healthy shopping pleasure, Holly passes along this article about “superfoods” to look for as we move further into Spring.
Also Friend of the Market Debra Watson passed along the following information about what appears to be a good new film about food issues in America. Anyone care to take the lead in organizing a screening?
FRESH – THE MOVIE – SCREENINGS
Spread the word about this exciting movie and attend or create a screening in your town.
If you don’t find a screening near you, no worries, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you organize a screening for your chapter or community.
At a later date, they will also be streaming the movie right on their website.
Here’s the trailer.
Here’s the list of screenings.
FROM THE DIRECTOR -
We’re excited to announce the screening of FRESH across the United States. FRESH is a call to action; it means to inspire its viewers to positive change, not scare them into a terrified complacency. As such, the majority of the screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with local representatives from the sustainable food movement so audience members can learn what’s going on in their communities and get involved. We will bring together farmers, activists, chefs, and policy-makers, all working to create a more healthy, tasty, and sustainable future. Please join us, not just as part of an audience, but as part of a movement to better our food system, and to bring about a new vision, a new paradigm, a new reality, one that works for everyone.
Images Credit: Dave Smith