NEW THIS YEAR -- The Monadnock Farm Tour joins the Feast on This! Film Festival for a 3-day Celebration of Local Farms, Food & Films! Co-produced by the Monadnock Food Coop, the Festival is set to promote the region as the place to experience and learn more about issues affecting agriculture.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD:
'“The Need to Grow” - 7pm, Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH
This film delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet's dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
The Farm Cafe and Archway Farm food trucks parked in front of the Colonial will offer freshly prepared entrees and appetizers and live music from Wendy Keith & Her Alleged Band will inside will make for an informative, fun, food-filled night out! The film is hosted by the Monadnock Food Coop.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH:
MONADNOCK FARM TOUR - 11am - 4pm
Download farm map now! - ***
Farmers open their barns, coops, hoop houses, and pastures to foster a better understanding of their day-to-day lives working to bring food to our tables! $10/car or $5/pp.
Farms on Tour: Alyson’s Orchard, Cheshire Gardens, Crescendo Acres, Earth Haven Farm, Echo Farm Pudding, Foggy Hill Farm, Granite Roots Brewing, Inn at East Hill Farm, Manning Hill Farm, Winchester, Monadnock Berries, Old Ciderpress Farm, Peep Willow Farm; Phoenix Farm, Stonewall Farm, Sun Moon Farm, Tracie’s Community Farm.
***Manning Hill Farm is located at 79 Old Manning Hill Rd., in Winchester, NH (Map is incorrect)
NEW VENUE: "Root, Hog or Die” at 461 Union Street, Peterborough, NH.
The title 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. The film is hosted by Grow Eat Drink Monadnock.
"Tackling Climate Change through Food”, 7pm, Main Street Cheese, 47 Main Street,
Real Food Films’ 45-minute set of short films explores how farmers and the local food movement work to provide solutions to stem climate change.
Discussion & film: 20 people maximum. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner before? Check out the Hancock Inn, next door! Hosted by Main Street Cheese, Hancock, NH.
Short films: “The Future of Food in a Climate Changing World”; “The Food & Climate Connection”; “Plateau Tribes Facing Climate Change”; “Oyster Farmers Facing Climate Change”; “Soil Solutions to Climate Problems”; “Our Power in Full Force”; “Environmental Justice: Explained”; “The Need for Seed in a Climate Change”; “Vandana Shiva on Climate Change”; “Agroecology: Voices from Social Movements”
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH:
"Secret Ingredients” - 6:30pm, Brattleboro Food Coop, Brattleboro, VT
While the debate rages on about GMOs and pesticides, this powerful film by Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith, shares remarkable stories of people who regain their health after discovering the secret ingredients in their food and making a bold commitment to avoid them. A discussion with herbalist, Cindy Hibbard, will follow the film. Hosted by Fertile Fields Farm, Westmoreland, NH. RSVP: Call (802) 257-0236 (30 max)
Films: Suggested donation of $10 for each film. All donations go towards programming of the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition.
Farm Tour tickets are $10/car or $5/pp. All proceeds go towards 2020 Monadnock Farm Tour & Film Festival coordination & advertising. No refunds. Buy tickets at farms during Farm Tour hours only OR online:
The goal of the Monadnock Farm Tour is to provide rich experiences that are educational and fun for consumers while infusing much needed income into the pockets of local farmers.
FARM TOUR RULES:
No Visiting Farms After Hours
No Entering Farm Homes
TIPS FOR TAKING THE TOUR
Plan on visiting 3-4 farms, budgeting 1 hour for each
Bring a cooler! You’ll be able to buy produce, eggs, cheese, meat, gifts, and other farm products at many of the farms
Use your Head and Yer Foot! Please take time to use the hand sanitizer provided at each farm after petting an animal. Some farms may ask you to disinfect your shoes to prevent farm-to-farm transmission of germs that might stick to your shoes
Bring sunscreen, hats, bug dope, and water!
Thank you Festival Sponsors! Please support these generous businesses who give back to our community!
Local Food Heroes
Main Street Cheese, Grow Eat Drink Monadnock, Fertile Fields Farm, Monadnock Food Coop, Prime Roast
Farm Tour is funded in part by a mini-grant from the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.