"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feelin' Fresh!

What follows is text that was sent from the makers of "Fresh, the movie." I decided to actually post and/or forward it as Fresh IS one my favorite movies and I hope more friends will see it. One of my heroes, Joel Salatin, is featured along with a marvelous program called Growing Power.

*I myself bought "Fresh" and am hosting free screenings to friends and clients here on our farm. If you're near north central MD and would like to join us, please leave a comment or email me!  :-)

I often joke to friends that everyone should see "Food Inc" but that it will make you want to become a vegetarian- anorexic... 
"Fresh, the Movie" makes you eager and excited to EAT HEALTHY! In any case, I have little understanding of folks who say they don't want to know where their food comes from... 

And now for more news - I've been blogging for one year! 
I don't post as often as I'd hoped, and I'm all over the map on topics, but for some crazy reason a few of you follow me.... 
To thank all of you incredibly kind and supportive bloggy buds I've decided to host a giveaway...
I've put together a goodie bucket full of farm fresh treats.
Please check back next week to enter!
As usual, I'm a big behind. Still have a few finishing touches before my reveal!
(don't stop here ~ keep on scrollin' for the pitch!)
Dear Friends,

Recently, I fell in love with a movie called FRESH. It’s a documentary which celebrates the farmers, thinkers and entrepreneurs across America who are re-inventing our food system. Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/hpQ3rl

I was moved by the FRESH message and want to share it with you. Empower yourself to make sustainable food choices and turn inspiration into action. FRESH isn’t about what’s wrong, it’s about what’s right. It’s about being hopeful that we can work together to create change, and it gives real solutions for making a difference in the world.

Spring is coming, and there’s no better time to plant seeds of hope for our food system by watching FRESH! 

Here are a few reasons to watch and spread the word about FRESH:
  1. Meet the farmers and activists transforming our food system. Watch as Joel Salatin squawks joyfully at his chickens. See Will Allen plunge his hands into clumps of "black gold" wriggling with worms.
  2. Recognize real food as a human right. We all deserve access to healthy, safe and nutritious food. FRESH showcases a new paradigm of food production that respects our animals, our farmers and our communities.
  3. Turn inspiration into action. FRESH is not about what's wrong, it's about what's right. It's about being hopeful that we can work together to create change, and it gives real solutions for making a difference in the world.
  4. Empower yourself to make sustainable food choices. FRESH will show you why cheap food is an illusion and how every purchase you make impacts the future of our land, farmers, communities and children. We vote every day with our forks.
  5. Share your passion for good food. Invite your friends to show off their kitchen skills and bring a dish. Watch FRESH and talk about how we can support sustainable food. They'll thank you for introducing them to a film that critics have called "informative, inspirational, swiftly-edited and beautifully scored...not a preach-fest."
  6. Impact your community's legislative choices. Join the FRESH movement and participate in FRESH's advocacy campaigns to improve our food system.
  7. Support independent film making. You’re FRESH. Literally. We get no funding, no corporate sponsorship, and our work is 100% community-funded. Help us continue to spread the word about good food by hosting a screening.


The FRESH Team
A few pics of our efforts 'round the farm!

Hope you're feelin' FRESH this spring!


These Nine Acres said...

Girl! Why did I not know you are in North Central Maryland? Should I have known that you were that close to me? Wow.

Janie Fox said...

Aww fresh goats..what? LOL I want goats sooo bad!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Congratulations on one year...I have so enjoyed visiting here and seeing a world I can only dream about, unless the Lord decides differently.

My prayers are still for your friend as the whole family adjust.

I will have to see this ...thanks so much for sharing...loved the pictures!

Mandy said...

can my family and i move on your farm? please:)? it is my dream, i love seeing all the little details!

i will put that film on my list 'to see'.

Rural Revival said...

You know how I feel about eating local and sustainably, I must see this movie. I did finally see the movie Dirt! that you recommended and loved it. Thank you!

Congrats on your first year Leslie, and here's to many more! : )


malia said...

first of all congrats on your anniversary! second, these are great photos... you are a great talent!

Lori said...

How did I miss the screening? whaaaaaaaa...

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I must admit, Im a bit crazy about gingham too. We have lots of gingham in our house! Your little chicks are so lovely. I would love to have some. We just lost one of our sweet hens to Peritonitis yesterday. Glad her suffering is over though, even though we will miss her sweet little self around the garden.

sunghee said...

Wow~!! Gorgeous photos! Love all the renovation you guys did! I would love to visit your place!

texwisgirl said...

hi leslie - wanted to reply on your Farm Rescue button question. I actually made mine (cutting out an image off their website with a clipping tool, then linking it back to their web page). if you want to add it to your page, you can right click on the button on my blog sidebar, save it to your pc, then add it back as picture gadget to your own sidebar with the link to their website. I DID email the Farm Rescue folks and ask permission to do so. The founder replied back and gave me a few 'rules' which basically just stated all donations etc. would go to them (and not be collected by me first, etc.) and also they had the right to tell me to remove it at any time if it was problematic. I assured them it was purely a link back to their website from my blog page. :)