Here's an educational opportunity available to you in the near future: There will be a screening and Q+A session following of the film Sustainable, which discusses the farm system and the community that surrounds it, at Harvest Market. Check out the Facebook event here, the event takes place on Thursday, March 30th at 5:30 p.m.
Joins us March 30 in our upstairs Mezzanine for a special showing of the film "Sustainable"...for FREE!
It's a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. It's a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.
Marty Travis, the farmer featured in the film and Will Travis will be here for Q&A after the movie.
We will also be serving popcorn and cornbread made with ingredients from Severson Farms!
The movie features Marty Travis of Spence Farms, who supplies Harvest Market's bakery and bulk sections with product. So, there's a direct connection to the store and the surrounding community.
Here's the trailer, and some information about the showing below.
There is no hiding from the facts - rising temperatures, drought, soil loss, chemicals in our food, antibiotic resistance, declining bee populations, obesity, diabetes, shorter life expectancy - America needs help. Sustainable reveals the crisis facing America’s food system, and the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.
Amidst the cornfields of Illinois lives the hero of the film - Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.
Greg Wade, a visionary young breadmaker, works with Marty to revitalize ancient grain production in the Midwest, joining an artisan bread movement that’s sweeping our country. Together, they prove that traditional bread is not only healthier, it is also better for the environment.
From Klaas Martens’ Einkorn fields in rural New York to Bill Niman’s cattle ranch off the Pacific coast, industry pioneers around the nation join in to reveal the profound connection between human health and environmental protection. In Iowa, Matt Liebman discovers a solution to combat the trifecta of drought, flooding and soil runoff, and a young Amish man in Ohio emerges as an agricultural leader who will feed the world despite climate extremes and limited natural resources. Additional key interviews include: Rick Bayless, Dan Barber, Mark Bittman, Marion Nestle, John Ikerd, Kelly Brownell, Nicolette Niman and Fred Kirschenmann.
Sustainable is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.