We've got more of the same still this week!! Please refer to previous list. And I'll try not to forget the onions this time. Sweet potatoes are gone, though.
Dec. 6th -
film's local premiere at the Glen Theater, Watkins Glen.
documentary film takes an inspiring journey across the US to explore
new food and farming enterprises, rural and urban possibilities and
diverse producer and consumer initiatives. A panel discussion and
community conversation is part of the evening event: How
can Schuyler County and the Seneca Lake area continue to nurture and
support the current and emerging potential for on-farm and food
related businesses? The
public is heartily invited. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7PM screening.
Refreshments will be available. Presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers
with local partners. http://www.thegreenhorns.net/
Nick Vaczek, film series coordinator, at 607-793-7566 or
is the list of panelists (two additional to be confirmed)-
J. Chedzoy as Moderator --- Senior Resource Educator, Schuyler County
Cooperative Extension Land Use Team
Eisman: Six Circles Farm
Martin: Muddy Fingers Farm
Engel: RK Farms
Johns: Blue Heron Farm
Glen: Tuesday, December 6th at the Glen Theater
Local Film Premiere and Community Conversation on Food and Farming
/// Refreshments at 6:30, film at 7PM.
Lakes Bioneers will host a screening of The
a new documentary film that seeks to "embolden, entice and
recruit" people into provisioning the nation. The film is about
an hour in length so there will be plenty of time for discussion.
There will be a panel with audience dialogue and brainstorming on
ways to support local farmers, farming and food processing and a
vibrant and resilient local economy.
Strategies and Possibilities Explored:
Seneca Lake landscape increasingly hosts a bounty of produce,
products and agritourism visitors. The local agricultural economy is
strong and getting stronger thanks to the grit, creativity, and
boot-strapping everyday research and determination of a wide spectrum
of the community. Our farmers and other food support system
entrepreneurs of the Finger Lakes have a long history of finding
innovative solutions to the problems they have faced. The current
economic climate is indeed challenging and may be somewhat unique
compared to the recent past, but new trends, new types of markets and
new types of marketing methods are offering opportunities to those
with the initiative to embark upon innovative rural renewal. It will
be demanding and it will mean learning a wide spectrum of skills. Yet
that has always been true of resourceful folks who make their living
from the land. And it is still true that the generations can engage
with and learn from one another. The dilemmas rural residents face
about making vocational choices impacts directly on the viability of
their communities. The potentials of an emerging and re-strengthened
food economy can confer benefits and stability in the Watkins Glen
area's immediate, near and distant future.
exchange is key to the emergence of markets and marketing as we can
see in the region's inspiring and flavorful 'trail mix' options that
help both visitors and producers alike explore wine, cheese, ale,
art, fiber, green energy and more through the seasons. The goal of
this community conversation is to hear some reflections from a few of
the local heroes and to share thoughts about ways to incubate further
success stories close at hand- for young entrants into the scene
especially. We hope to have a free-ranging forum that includes
farming fans, food processors, culinary celebrants, wise sages and
novices, lovers of a good diner and a good donut.
the director of the film notes:
want to update the general public's view of farmers into that of
being heroes of our time, so that communities may become invested in
rooting for their success- and even of helping to facilitate that