Just eat it: A food waste story film and discussion

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MANCHESTER CENTER >> Manchester Community Library and Someday Farm present a film screening and discussion of "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story," on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50 percent of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food.

"Just Eat It" looks at our systemic obsession with expiration dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Scout Proft and Maria Reade of Someday Farm will lead a fruitful discussion following the film. Refreshments, courtesy of Someday Farm, will be served.

The program is underwritten by Vermont Country Store and is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center. for more information, call 802-362-2607.


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