American Meat -Film; Chef, Farmer, Filmmaker Panel & Feast!

Farm to Film --Food For Thought

American Meat -Film; Chef, Farmer, Filmmaker Panel & Feast!

Thu, December 8, 2011

Doors: 6:15 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, NC

$10.00 - $25.00

American Meat -Film; Chef, Farmer, Filmmaker Panel & Feast!
American Meat -Film; Chef, Farmer, Filmmaker Panel & Feast!
The new documentary AMERICAN MEAT chronicles America’s grassroots revolution in sustainable meat production. The film, an official selection of Food Day 2011, explains our current industrial meat system, and shows the feedlots and confinement operations, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there -- men like Johnny Glosson and Sam Talley who operate poultry confinement farms in Chatham County, N.C. The film then shifts to the burgeoning sustainable, local-food movement made up farmers, food advocates, chefs and everyday folks who could change everything about the way meat reaches the American table. The film stars Joel Salatin, the legendary Virginia farmer who leads a
movement of meat producers who raise their animals outoors and without antibiotics.

American Meat frames the debate on whether sustainable meat production could ever meet the needs of the consuming public and showcases farmers who believe they can meet that need.

Before the film, starting at 6:30 p.m., an optional pre-screening dinner will celebrate the bounty of food produced right across the street from the movie – chicken and pork from Cozi Farms, greens and veggies from the Saxapahaw General Store’s own garden., in collaboration with Saxapahaw's own Bushy Tail Farm.

A panel discussion after the film will include New York City filmmaker Graham Meriwether; Eliza MacLean of Cane Creek Farm in Snow Camp, who raises prized, pasture-fed heritage hogs; V. Mac Baldwin of Baldwin Beef, longtime cattleman who raises grass-fed beef for Whole Foods and runs a confinement poultry operation in Yanceyville; Johnny Glosson, of Glosson Farm in Pittsboro, who runs a confinement poultry operation; Jeff Barney, former butcher and self-taught cook, whose Saxapahaw General Store and Eddy Pub extensively utilize local meat and produce; and Suzanne Nelson, farmer and former journalist, of Cozi Farms in Saxapahaw, which raises grass-fed dairy cows and sheep, along with organically fed pastured poultry and pork.

Thursday, Dec. 8, Food from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.,
Screening at 7:30 p.m., followed by panel discussion.

You can buy a ticket for just the film screening and panel or for the film, panel and feast.

Tickets are: $10 for the film, or $25 for film and feast.
Venue Information:
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
http://www.hawriverballroom.com/