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Mar 3, 2018: CT NOFA Film Screening and Reception, Woodbury, CT

Mar 3, 2018: CT NOFA Film Screening and Reception, Woodbury, CT

Saturday, March 3, 2018
5-9 pm
New Morning Market
129 Main St N, Woodbury, Connecticut 06798

CT NOFA Film Screening & Reception
Slow Food’s “Ark of Taste” & the Film: “Deeply Rooted, John Coykendall’s Journey To Save Our Seeds”
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
5:00 pm Rare Bean Reception
6:00 pm Discussion & Film Screening

Ever heard of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin? Bootleggers corn? Hank’s X-Tra Special Baking Bean? Join the organic food and farming community for a great afternoon reception and film screening featuring CT NOFA’s Executive Director Jeff Cordulack and the Slow Food Metro North chairperson, Donna Simons when they introduce the film, discuss Slow Food’s mission and the Slow Food Ark of Taste – a growing catalogue of rare foods and species that were almost forgotten. Guests will learn about these nearly lost foods and sample a few dishes made with them before the film.

About the film: For nearly four decades, John Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage – the seeds and stories – of a small, farming culture in Southeastern Louisiana. Nominated for two 2017 Suncoast Emmy Awards, Deeply Rooted chronicles how Coykendall has tracked down and safeguarded rare and heirloom varieties of crops from the region and safely returned them to the descendants of farmers who described them to him decades earlier. John’s specialty – beans! Hundreds and hundreds of bean varieties. To view a trailer:www.lpb.org/deeplyrooted.

Please RSVP for this event at: events@ctnofa.org | 203-308-2584 |www.ctnofa.org. Light refreshments available thanks to New Morning Market and BYOB welcome. Suggested donations for this mini fundraising event: $10-$50 per person. An opportunity to make additional donations & new memberships will be available at the event.