Carroll County Fresh, the local sustainable agriculture organization, is sponsoring a Film, Food, and Wine Celebration on August 24th at the Eureka Springs Unitarian Church in Eureka Springs. The food, provided by the Garden Bistro Restaurant, will be locally grown by the farmers you see at the Berryville, Holiday Island, and Eureka Springs Farmers' Market. The wine is produced by a local vineyard, Keels Creek Winery.
The movie Fresh, which will be shown after the food and wine, celebrates small farmers, independent thinkers, and business people who are re-inventing our food system. Each real-life person in the film has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and has confronted the consequences, which includes food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Carroll County Fresh, as many of you already know, actively supports the expansion of small farms in the Ozarks, promotes relationships between farmers and consumers, and works effectively to give people an alternative to the heavily subsidized industrial production, processing, and eating that so many Americans have fallen into. Carroll County Fresh also sponsors a weekly radio program, "The Ozark Harvest Radio Hour" which focuses on current sustainability issues important to farmers and residents of small communities. The hosts of "The Ozark Harvest Radio Hour," Eddie Keever and David Lee Bell, will be on hand to answer questions about the program and sign autographs.
CCF's Film, Food, and Wine Celebration begins at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, August 24th at the Eureka Springs Unitarian Church at 17 Elk Street, in Eureka Springs. Parking will be a bit of a challenge so be prepared to walk a block or two.
For tickets ($25) see Katie Ambach at the Eureka Springs Farmers' Market.