Nourishing Our Community Dinner in Fairfield, Connecticut
Fairfield Green Food Guide, Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm, and Wilton Go Green cosponsored a Nourish screening, discussion, and dinner at Wilton Library in Fairfield, Connecticut. With more than 150 guests, their “Nourishing Our Community” event packed the house.
Following a screening of Nourish, guests enjoyed a panel discussion featuring representatives from their local food community: Annie Farrell, master farmer at the sustainable Millstone Farm; Tim LaBant, chef/owner of the local food restaurant Schoolhouse at Cannondale; and Jim Hunter, a high school science teacher.
“Growing, buying, and eating local food affects so many things in so many different people’s lives,” said Hunter, founder of Wilton High School’s edible garden. “I tell my kids to eat local and think global.”
After 20 minutes of audience Q&A, the crowd enjoyed a meal of Schoolhouse cassoulet, exchanged resources and information about local food, and formed new friendships and community alliances.