Appreciation Night

Featuring the movie The Real Dirt on Farmer John

  • Movie starts at 7pm
  • Recommended $5 to $10 sliding scale donation
  • Farmers and their families FREE!

Locavore Dinner all night long in the Big Picture Cafe and a mini-farmer’s market

Mini Farmers’ Market

Take advantage of this great opportunity to sign up for a CSA or stock up on local farm food including eggs, meat, syrup, and honey!

  • Gaylord Farm
  • Hartshorn/Santa Davida Farm
  • Knoll Farm
  • Mountain Valley Farm
  • The Frozen Butcher

Dinner at the Cafe

In addition to chef Amanda’s usual delicious menu items, she will be cooking up some Locavore specials for the evening! Reservations are recommended.

  • Local Beef Burger Special
  • Borsch – the same delicious soup that everyone was raving about at the Souper Bowl!
  • Locavore Chili

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

After years of struggling to keep his family farm afloat and finally defying all odds, Farmer John Peterson transforms his land into a revolutionary farming community, a cultural mecca, where people work and flourish providing fresh vegetables and herbs to thousands of people every week. The Peterson family farm has become Angelic Organics, one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States, a beacon of today’s booming organic farming movement.

Here’s what others are saying about the film!

3.5 out of 4 stars. A loving, moving, inspiring, quirky documentary.
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Unbelievably special…a real and gripping story with insight and humor.
-Al Gore, former Vice-President

[The Real Dirt] offers one man’s extraordinary life as a gateway to a larger history of tragedy and transition. It’s an unflinching account of what farming takes — and, more important, what it gives back...
– Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

The film evolves into a deeply moving metaphor for the struggles of an entire generation. His triumphant story is essential for all of us city folk who have found ourselves despairing for the Earth and what has seemed like our inevitable alienation from it.
–  Mark Achbar, director, The Corporation