We have a great event in the back room tonight (regular bar/restaurant service available out front) for all those foodies concerned about GMO-treated crops creeping into your food! Farmer Jim Gerritsen, who was voted one of the “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing our World” by Utne Magazine in October 2011, will be giving a talk (from 6:30-8) followed by dinner. Learn about Jim’s farm (Wood Prairie) in Maine where he grows MOFGA certified organic seeds and organic food.
- The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. (please RSVP) and is $10 at the door
- Dinner begins at 8:30 p.m. (RSVP for the dinner, as well) and is $25 plus tax, drinks and gratuity
Novelist and nature writer Richard Horan will introduce Jim and read from Harvest, An Adventure into the Heart of America’s Family Farms. Books will be available onsite for purchase and signing.
Jim’s presentation will focus on what each person needs to know to protect their family’s health, the environment, small farmers, and the public right of access to good clean food. Dinner will follow – family style – and be “mostly vegetarian” and will include produce from Jim’s farm such as beets, potatoes and fall root vegetables and squash. All proceeds will go to support Wood Prairie Farm’s outreach activities. For more information about Jim’s work, click here.