Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Veggietrivia

A couple items of potential interest to local foodies ...

PBS is streaming the entire film Food, Inc. online, but only through Thursday, April 29 [edit: now they say midnight Wednesday].

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer ... Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

I haven't seen it yet (and I hear that there might not be much new if you've read Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma), but I'm looking forward to watching it. (We may screen it as part of our weekly eat-up-the-dregs-of-the-CSA potluck.)

Via Davis Square Live Journal, a survey about demand for a winter farmer's market in Somerville (editorial comment: which would be awesome!):
On behalf of Mayor Curtatone, Shape Up Somerville is working with community partners and local farms to develop and launch a winter farmers’ market during the 2010-2011 season. We need your help to develop the best market possible!

The Shape Up Somerville Steering Committee winter market working group has developed a short survey to measure consumer demand for a Somerville winter market. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey and help spread the word by sharing it with your networks.

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