Salted with Sharks

Filmmaker to Speak at Elberta Farmers’ Market

In Calendar, Green Elbertians, On and off the Apron, The Mess Deck on May 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm

This Thursday at 10 AM at the Elberta Farmers’ Market Pavilion, come and listen to Michigan filmmaker and local-food activist Chris Bedford speak about how we can jack our economy and become food secure by high-tailing it back to the way things were as recently as thirty years ago, when family farms marketed their goods to their own neighbors at mom-and-pop groceries, and we didn’t buy peaches from Shangdong Province. Bedford helped start the Sweetwater Local Foods Market in Muskegon, which claims to be Michigan’s first totally organic-veg and humane-meat market, and is chair of the Center for Economic Security, which is trying to bring local food to Benton Harbor, Elberta’s sister city in financial crisis. Bedford visits us through the efforts of the Northern Michigan Culinary Arts Community. Watch the trailer for Bedford’s film What Will We Eat here. And while you’re opening tabs, check out the new Elberta Farmers’ Market website!

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