A special culminating film and reception event for the REEL Food Film Fest will celebrate the Whatcom Farm-to-School Initiative. The evening’s featured film, “What’s On Your Plate,” is a witty documentary about kids and food politics produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund. The film follows two 11 year-old city kids as they explore the origins of the food on their plates from seed to table.
A Farm-to-School discussion and awards presentation for the winners of the Kids Eat Kale Contest will follow the film. Afterwards there will be a reception with complimentary appetizers featuring Farm-to-School Harvest of the Month ingredients prepared by local chef Charles Claassen of Book Fare Café.
“This is a great chance to enjoy a fun film with family and friends, learn what’s happening with innovative Farm-to-School projects and school gardens in Whatcom County, and taste local food prepared by a local chef, so bring your family and get to know your food!” says Sara Southerland, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator at Sustainable Connections.
This event is part of the Reel Food Film Fest, a tasty series of must-see films screening throughout Whatcom County to inspire, educate and nourish.
What: REEL Food Film Fest Celebration
When: Thurs. April 19, 6:30-9pm
6:30 pm Welcome! Farm to School – What’s going on in Whatcom County
6:35 pm Feature Film : What’s On Your Plate?
7:45 pm “Kids Eat Kale Contest” winners announced, discussion about Farm-to-School, School Gardens, and other exciting initiatives happening in our community!
8:10-9:00 pm Reception featuring Harvest of the Month ingredients prepared by local chef Charles Claassen of Book Fare Café
Where: Pickford Film Center, 1312 Bay St. Bellingham, WA
Cost: $9.50 adults; $6.25 for Pickford members, $5 kids
More information: www.sustainableconnections.org
Brought to you by: Sustainable Connections, the Community Food Co-op, Whatcom Farm-to-School, and Local Food Works, in partnership with the Bellingham Public Libraries and Whatcom County Library System.
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