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Reel Food Film Fest features Farm-to-School

REEL Food Film Fest Culminating Event celebrates local farm to school efforts

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

Click here for the full Film Fest schedule

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.

Many thanks to our sponsor:

Whatcom Community Foundation



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