Three local land trusts have joined together to host a free screening of “Meet Your Farmer” at York Public Library on Sunday, June 5th at 7 p.m. In addition to the screening, the program includes a discussion with local guest farmers, and free popcorn!
Film: “Meet Your Farmer”
Gateway to Maine: Outside
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd, York, ME
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Free and open to the public
“I think everyone really wants to be a farmer,” says Aaron Bell in one of the eight short films that is to screen at the York Public Library on Sunday, June 5th, at 7 p.m. Bell represents the 8th generation of his family working Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds. “Meet Your Farmer” commissioned by Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) features eight short films showing some of the challenges and opportunities facing Maine farms. The films offer a glimpse at many different types of farms in the state, from Aroostook to York County, from potatoes to dairy, from large commercial operations to small farms that sell directly to local people.
Hosted by Great Works Regional, Kittery and York Land Trusts, as part of the Gateway to Maine: Outside public programs collaborative, the program will feature the film screening and remarks from York farmers, John and Abe Zacharias from Zach’s Farm and Margot Simonds and Robert Munn from Rumsey Farm. This event is free event is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.
For more information: www.gatewaytomaineoutside.org.