Rural Vermont is partnering with local supporters to bring FREE screenings of "You Wanted to Be a Farmer: A Discussion of Scale" to various locations across the state on Tuesday April 17th.This special date was chosen to coincide with the International Day of Peasant Struggle, and the events are being brought to Vermont with the support of Food for Maine's Future, No Umbrella Media, and the Sap Pail. All of these events are FREE and open to the public. This new documentary exposes the regulatory challenges that small farms face by chronicling the lawsuit against two Maine farmers for selling unlicensed food. Farm and food policy that is blind to size or scale is an issue that many folks can identify with, and one whose urgency is building in our region and around the world. Get an up-close and personal look at how these barriers are hindering the development of sustainable community-based food systems, and then stay to learn more about Rural Vermont's work to develop a cultural and regulatory climate that recognizes, validates, and supports Vermonters Feeding Vermonters.
The movie will be screened at the following locations: RIPTON, Addison County - Ripton Church, Rte. 125 at 7pm
SOUTH WHEELOCK, Caledonia County - Chandler Pond Farm at 7pm.
Please RSVP to Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURLINGTON, Chittenden County - 21 Decatur Street at 8pm.
Please RSVP to Cecile at email@example.com.
FAIRFIELD, Franklin County - Bent Northrop Memorial Library, 164 Park Street at 7pm
ST ALBANS, Franklin County - Cosmic Bakery & Café, 30 South Main Street at 7pm.
Please RSVP to Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RANDOLPH, Orange County - Vermont Technical College's Red House School Building, on the corner of S. Randolph Road and East Bethel Street at 7pm
NEWPORT, Orleans County - The Brick House, 42 Central Street, #202 at 7pm.
Please RSVP to Kristopher at (215) 584-3150.
WELLS, Rutland County - Larson Farm, 69 South Road at 7:30pm
MONTPELIER, Washington County - Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street at 6pm. Co-sponsored by Food Works and Central Vermont Food Systems Council.
CHESTER, Windsor County - Peace of Paradise on the Chester Green at 7pm. Co-sponsored by Jersey Girls Dairy.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Windsor County - Upper Valley Food Co-op, 193 North Main Street at 7pm. Co-sponsored by the Co-op.
Rural Vermont staff, Board, or interns will be on-hand at the Fairfield, South Wheelock, Burlington, Randolph, Ripton, White River Junction and Montpelier events to facilitate a conversation about the film and the huge segment of Vermont's local food economy that has been unfairly driven underground by out of scale farm and food policy. Join the conversation and the movement to stand up for good food, stand by your farmer, and empower Vermonters Feeding Vermonters!
Rural Vermont is a statewide nonprofit group founded in 1985. For over 25 years, Rural Vermont has been advancing its mission of economic justice for Vermont farmers through grass roots organizing, advocacy and education. For more info, call (802) 223-7222 or visit www.ruralvermont.org