Garden Delights and Movie Nights
Are you hungry for a change?
- Want to make new friends or hang out with old friends?
- Want to learn how to cook with garden produce?
- What to learn from a film and discussion?
Then sign up for a Garden Delights and Movie Night!
Change your food habits, change the world.
It's easy as 1,2,3,4!
1. Pick a recipe that uses fresh, locally grown ingredients.
2. Pick a film from our film library.
3. Invite your friends and neighbors.
4. Cook, teach, eat, laugh, watch, discuss, enjoy!
1. The Food
Pick one or more recipes that you can teach your guests. Or recruit
one or more guests who can teach you! Your recipes shold use fresh
produce that is locally available and in season. Consider salads,
casseroles, stir frys, desserts, veggies, beverages, etc. If you need
inspiration, you can buy a copy of "From Asparagus to Zucchini: a Guide
to Cooking Farm-Fresh, Seasonal Produce" from the Madison Area
Community Supported Agriculture Coalition (MACSAC) for just $18.77.
Click here to order.
2. The Film
and choose a film from our collection about food and farming. We have
HomeGrown, FRESH, The New Intervale, FOOD, INC., The Power of Community, The End of Suburbia, and A Farm for the Future. There is a rental fee: see movie list for details.
3. The Friends
Invite your friends, your neighbors (who could become friends), or a
combination of both. (Click here to download a sample invitation.) This is a
wonderful way to create the neighborly bonds that are a very important
part of creating a vibrant local economy!
4. The Fun
The day of the dinner, if you want, you and your friends can visit a
farm, garden, or farmers market to pick or buy the produce for your
meal.* This can be a learning experience in itself!
Everyone brings ingredients, not finished dishes, to this potluck.
Cooking together is way more fun that cooking alone, and you will learn
new dishes that you never thought you could master.
After enjoying your meal, watch the film and then discuss it. What
have you learned that you want to put into practice? What new skills
and resources have you found?
*Fitchburg Fields volunteers who have given 30+ hours can get
vegetables from our garden. No more than 1 pound per guest, and no more
than 10 pounds total.
Sign up here to host a "Garden Delights and Movie Night!"
* All fields are required
for a sample invitation.
for tips on getting a good turnout at your potluck.