Feast On This Film Festival

Event-Slider-2015-FOTFFThe Feast on This Film Festival features movies that educate our community about the diverse issues affecting our national, regional and local food and agricultural systems.  We choose films that will spark conversation and action around building stronger local, regional and sustainable food systems. All films are open to the public.

November 9 – 15, 2015

Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition and Monadnock Food Co-op


5:30pm Monday, November 9, 2015 – Hosted by Prime Roast Coffee, Keene
3 Acres in Detroit
A willful urban farmer sets out to transform an abandoned house into a greenhouse

7pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2015Hosted by The Cornucopia Project, Peterborough
Lunch Love Community
Passion, creative energy and persistence come together when Berkeley advocates and educators tackle food reform and food justice in the schools and in the neigh­borhoods.

7pm, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Hosted by The Community Kitchen at Stonewall Farm, Keene
The Starfish Throwers
Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.

7pm, Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Fair Trade Group, Keene State College, Mabel Brown Room
After I Pick The Fruit
Story of five-immigrant farmworker women who labor in NY, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids that were conducted in response to 9/11.

7pm, Friday, November 13, 2015 – Hosted by Community Garden Connections & The Orchard School at Antioch University New England
Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, and governance.

7pm, Saturday, November 14, 2015Hosted by the Monadnock Conservancy at Hastings Memorial Hall, Walpole
Growing Local
This Maine Farmland Trust-produced documentary includes three, poignant vignettes which educate on the interconnected fates of New England’s small farms, consumers and the buy-local movement.

1pm, Sunday, November 15, 2015– Colonial Theater, Keene
In Defense of Food, NH Premiere
This two-hour documentary, based on the NYT best selling book by Michael Pollan, sheds new light on one of the most important conflicts of our time—the one that each and every one of us fights when we sit down to a meal.

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$30 Film Festival Button on sale at Toadstool Bookshops in Keene and Peterborough and the Monadnock Food Coop.
Suggested donation at each venue: $10.
All proceeds underwrite festival expenses.

C & S Wholesale Grocers
93.9/99.1 The River

MFCC Spring Summit: 2nd Year Review

The Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition (MFCC) Spring 2015 Summit is an opportunity for coalition members to revisit the Strategic Plan and review system-wide progress. Time will allow for members to report on activities, share successes, announce upcoming events, and express present needs with other member organizations and the community-at-large. Our goal is to provide the constituency time to network, engage in each others work, promote and cross-pollinate information and identify collaborations and gaps.

Additionally, MFCC’s sub-committees – the Education and Policy Working Groups – will report on past year’s activities and share work plans for 2015.

Policy 201: Advocating For and Implementing Policy Supportive of Agriculture

Join Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition for their third Quarterly Forum of 2014  — their second focused on policy advocacy. Throughout the Monadnock Region, policy is in the process of being formed – we need YOUR VOICE! In addition, we will also explore the relationship between state policy and local – how does one impact the other?
Policy 201: Advocating for and Implementing Policy Supportive of Agriculture
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Stonewall Farm
5pm – 7:45pm
ADVOCATE FOR POLICY — Keene’s 2 yr. plan to update zoning laws
LEARN ABOUT NH RIGHT TO FARM LAW, current legislative updates, and how they impact us locally
New England Farmers Union (NEFU) — how NEFU helps to translate state to local policy
NH FOOD STRATEGY – statewide effort to build a sustainable food system in NH – needs your input!
MFCC POLICY WORKING GROUP will present its Policy Platform – our plan to share policy updates affecting our region with the you; strategies to build a regional “voice for agriculture”;  ways you can get involved.