Betting The Farm
A free public viewing of the acclaimed documentary film by Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann of Pull-Start Productions.
When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine
A group of Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. Owned by the farmers and committed to paying a sustainable price for their milk, the company offers hope for the future of small farming. BETTING THE FARM is a documentary that follows three farm families through the tumultuous first two years of MOO Milk. With intimate access to their triumphs and disappointments, the film gives audiences a rare glimpse at the real lives of American farmers at a crossroads. Light refreshments will be served, and a panel discussion will follow the film where we will be joined by dairy farmers Aaron Bell and Carly Delsignore and MOO Milk CEO Bill Eldridge.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Downeast Maine with co-sponsors WERU-FM Community Radio, Ellsworth Farmers Market, Everybody Eats, UUCE Peace and Social Action, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Sustainable Harvest, Hancock County Transition Towns, Downtown Ellsworth Association, Alliance for Democracy, Peninsula Peace & Justice, and Hancock County AAUW.