Friday, May 24, 2013
It's played to packed audiences in 18 cities around Maine so far and tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 3) the "Betting the Farm" documentary finally comes to Portland with a show at the University of Southern Maine. Co-sponsored by SPACE Gallery, the screening takes place at 7 p.m. at Hannaford Hall.
The film, which won the Audience Award at the Camden International Film Festival, chronicles the struggles of a group of Maine organic dairy farmers who were dropped by their national distribution company and then band together to form Maine's Own Organic Milk Company, or MOO Milk.
Tickets to the USM screening cost $10 and can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.
If you want to read more about the film and its Maine filmmakers, read this Natural Foodie column I wrote about it in September.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.