CHAZY, N.Y. — Miner Institute is pleased to be bringing Forgotten Farms to Chazy for a screening in the auditorium of the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center at Miner Institute on Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 pm. The building is located at 586 Ridge Road in Chazy. Following the film, Director Dave Simonds, Producer Sarah Gardner, Miner Institute President Rick Grant and a local dairy farmer will participate in a panel discussion and Q&A.
Forgotten Farms is a documentary about dairy farming in New England. Simonds and Gardner have traveled around the Northeast screening and discussing the film and it has been shown at numerous regional film festivals. In the past 50 years, New England has lost more than 10,000 dairy farms. Forgotten Farms gives us a glimpse into the past and a vision for a future regional food system. “Milk is a local food. Dairy farms are local businesses. It’s easy to forget there’s a connection between the tractor on the road and the butter on your toast,” Gardner wrote in a June 2016 op-ed in the Concord Monitor. Forgotten Farms shows the cultural divide between the new food movement and traditional farming, highlighting the need to examine differences, develop mutual understanding, and find common ground.
For more information about the Oct. 2 event, contact Rachel at email@example.com or call 518-846-7121, ext. 115. Learn more about Forgotten Farms and view the trailer at forgottenfarms.org.
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