Food and film share top billing

FOURTH FRIDAY FOOD FILMS is  a new series that examines what’s gone wrong with the nation’s food system. This Friday’s film will be “The Garden,” about a Los Angeles neighborhood’s fight to save its 14-acre community garden from bulldozers.

WHEN: “Mixing and munching” at 6:30 p.m. Friday; film begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland


INFO: www.thegardenmovie.com


How to keep ’em down on the farm

SUNDAY IS OPEN FARM DAY, and oh, the possibilities. Watch butter being made at a dairy in Saco. See how cashmere is harvested from goats in Windham. Sidle up to an alapaca in Freeport or llamas in North Berwick. Take a tractor tour of a Shaker farm.

WHEN: Sunday, various hours

WHERE: To find a farm and the hours it will be open, go to www.getrealmaine.com

HOW MUCH: Admission is free, but bring money to buy farm products.