Farmageddon, Nov. 10

Screening of new documentary looking at plight of American family farms

Food/Political documentary, Farmageddon looks into the plight of American family farms and issues of access to safe, healthy food. Lots of foodies are talking about this one…in fact, it was a big buzz at the Saturday market this weekend. Upcoming viewing at the Seedbank in Petaluma. Expect lots of passionate food talk.

The Sonoma County Chapter of the FOOD RIGHTS COALITION will host a free screening of “Farmageddon”  Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 The Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North in Petaluma. This documentary is a must see for anyone who is an advocate of local food systems, small family farms, and raw milk, and for those who believe it is their right to grow and consume their own food.

The film reveals what is happening to small family farms across the country and exposes the reasons why many farmers farm “in hiding” so as not to be harassed by the FDA. It includes many familiar big names in local food advocacy such as Joel Salatin (of Polyface Farm), Sally Fallon (founder of the Weston A Price Foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions), and Jessica Prentice (of Three Stone Hearth and author of Full Moon Feast). 

Following the movie there will be a brief update on what is happening here in California with the California Department of Food and Agriculture as well as a question and answer period.

The FOOD RIGHTS COALITION is a group of small farmers and allies in California that has recently come together in light of Cease and Desist letters being handed out to herdshares here in California (herdshares are groups of people who own livestock together and hire a farmer to care for and milk the animals so that they may receive the raw milk from their herd).