Fresh Perspectives on Local Food: An Evening Celebrating Youth Growers


If you care about where your food comes from, if you want to see what young farmers are doing, and to hear from Suffolk University's Environmental Club...Or, if you just want to score a free ticket to the screening of this terrific new documentary: mark your calendars now. The New York Times called FRESH "a brisk indictment of industrial farming" by the filmmaker who it deemed "less judgmental than many good-for-you filmmakers" - - this event is for anyone who cares about the food we eat and how it finds its way to our plates.

Sure to be an eye-opening film and a thought-provoking kick-off event, come join me at Suffolk University's Function Room (120 Tremont St.,) on Tuesday June 1 from 6 - 8 PM.

We are fortunate to have at this special event, several local ground-breakers:

  • a screening of “Planting for Peace,” a 20-minute film co-written and edited by Mike Cermak and Boston-area youth;

  • discussion with thirteen-year-old Orren Fox on raising chickens and beekeeping;

  • a discussion with Kristin Alvarez, incoming president of the Suffolk University Environmental Club;

  • and Drew Love, intern for the Real Food Challenge, will speak about changing on-campus food.


Of course, we'll aslo see the FRESH trailer and get FRESH film vouchers good for the Brattle Theater screenings June 18-23.


Tickets can be purchased online at, at or at the door. A portion of the proceeds from the kick-off event will benefit local sustainable food efforts.