Join us on October 17th & 18th for our annual harvest festival at the farm. We'll be hosting an open farm weekend with lots of fun for all. There are new baby goats (our rare breed Arapawas), new piglets, new sheep, turkeys, guinea hens, ducks, chickens and of course the frisbee dog - Rhun. Pat's cider Donuts will be here and Skip wil be making the donuts while you watch. Dueling Roosters Farm wil be here with fudge, fall gifts and wool. Chicken Foot Pottery will have new pottery for sale. We'll have cheese, jam & jelly, and Cajeta (goat milk caramel) samples. Caleb and Chloe will be here with fresh popcorn to sell for eating or feeding the animals. Sugar Momma's Maple Farm will be here with syrup, maple popcorn, maple soft serve ice cream, maple cotton candy and much more. Much for to see and do! Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the day.
The movie, Food, Inc., has a few more showings in the area. This is definitely on my "to-do" list and it should be on yours as well. Here's a brief synopsis:
Food, Inc. will be showing on Thursday October 15th at 6 PM at the MUB II at UNH.
FOOD INC. asks us how much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets? We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. 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.
Join Discovery Author Gale Carey, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, and Joanne Burke, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences with the UNH Dietetic Interns for discussion following this provocative film. Food, Inc. exposes America's industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers' rights. Hungry for change? Join the conversation. Cosponsored by the Memorial Union Building, MUSO and the Discovery Program. Ticket Price of $2 will apply.
There will also be showings on Friday, October 16th at 10:30 am and Sunday, October 18 at 4:15 pm at the Portsmouth Music Hall in association with the NH Film Festival. More info can be found at the NHFF website.