Sturbridge Screening of Farmers For America
Thursday August 30th 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Thursday August 30th for local food, craft beer, documentary film, and scintillating conversation!
Sturbridge, MA -- We're getting together at Rapscallion Brewery for the final screening of our 2018 Summer Screening series.
We'll start things off at 6pm with beer from Rapscallion complimented by locally-sourced cheese, charcuterie, and bread from Homefield Brewery.
At 7pm, the director of the documentary, Graham Meriwether will introduce Farmers For America
At 8:15pm, we'll have a panel discussion with Suzanne LePage of Homefield Brewery, Cedric Daniel of Rapscallion, Becky Gendreau of Fern Hollow Farm and Amanda Brown of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. The discussion will be moderated by Graham Meriwether, the director of Farmers For America.
Date: Thursday August 30th
Location: Rapscallion Brewery
Address: 195 Arnold Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518
Food Event- 6-7
The ticket includes locally sourced charcuterie, cheese and bread from Homefield Brewery, one free beer from Rapscallion, and a movie ticket for Farmers For America.
Film summary: The average age of the U.S. farmer has reached 60. Half of America's farmland will change ownership in the next 15 years. Our nation faces a little-known agricultural crisis on an unprecedented scale. Against all odds, this is the story of an eclectic mix of young people- military veterans, bright-eyed idealists, and multi-generational farmers who are accepting the virtuous challenge of feeding us all.
The documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor) and stars farmers from every region of the United States including national agricultural leaders like Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, Blake Hurst and Lindsey Lusher-Shute.