August 9, 2010
'Fresh' film, event to benefit local farms at Sacramento Co-op

The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is hosting a viewing this month of a documentary showcasing efforts to reinvent the nation's food system.

"Fresh", by Ana Sofia Joanes, features people like sustainable farmer Joel Salatin (he was featured in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and urban farmer Will Allen, who have "witness the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity," the film's website states.

Julia Thomas, marketing assistant manager for the Co-op, had this to say about the film: "If Food, Inc. made you feel like you couldn't eat anything, Fresh will remind you that there are lots of good alternatives," she wrote in an e-mail to The Bee.

The viewing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the co-op's learning center at 1914 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento.

All proceeds from the event - tickets are $7 per person - will be donated to One Farm at a Time, a partnerships to preserve small farms in the region.

Organic popcorn and beverages will be served.

To register, call (916) 455-2667 or visit the Co-op's website.

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