The Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition (MFCC) is partnering with the Monadnock Food Coop to offer two nights of films and community discussions in Keene to build connection between the community, local food producers, and food system advocates.
“These two films are ideal to kick off our Feast on This! Film series,” says MFCC director, Roe-Ann Tasoulas. “We are really excited to offer more films throughout the year that highlight and educate on the importance of local food systems to our physical, social, economic, and environmental well-being. We look forward to partnering with a variety of businesses and organizations to bring critically acclaimed films to the region that inspire action, spark conversation, and promote connection to locally grown food.”
On Sunday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m., MFCC and The Colonial Theater will screen “Fantastic Fungi,” a film that explores the world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth. Following the film, Dave Wichland, owner of Wichland Woods, will lead a 20-minute discussion about the health and ecological benefits of mushrooms.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, and in celebration of its winter community dinner, The Monadnock Food Coop invites the region to a $5 dinner and a screening of the film, “Root, Hog, Or Die.” The community dinner runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Monadnock Food Coop and the film will be shown at 7 p.m. at The Hive, Hannah Grimes Center.
The title, “Root, Hog or Die”, is a common American catch phrase for self-reliance dating from well before 1834. This film captures the tightly knit communities of generations of dairy farmers in the rural hill towns of New England. After the film, Beth Hodge of Echo Farm Pudding and a national dairy advocate, will discuss her insight about the state of dairy farms.