All Invited to Dinner and a Movie in Floyd this Sunday Evening
SustainFloyd to Host Chili and Cornbread Dinner while Screening “American Meat” Documentary
SustainFloyd invites everyone to enjoy a chili and cornbread dinner at the Floyd Country Store this Sunday night, February 23rd at 6 p.m. and view the documentary “American Meat.”
“American Meat” is a solutions-oriented film, chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, and farmers across America, the film takes an even-handed look at animal husbandry.
“As an agricultural community, livestock is Floyd’s main product,” notes Mike Burton, Director of SustainFloyd. “This film brings a balanced perspective on what it means to be a meat producer in an evolving industry and we hope it will generate an interesting discussion after the film.”
A $5 donation for the movie, part of the SustainFloyd Winter Film Series, will be requested. The dinner, featuring a selection of chili (including a vegan option), will be an additional $5. The doors of the Floyd Country Store will open at 6 p.m.
Tendergrass Farms of Floyd, VA will sponsor the evening. Tendergrass (www.grassfedbeef.org), a cooperative-style online grass-finished meat shop, seeks to create a healthy ecosystem of buyers and providers of quality meats and to sustain family farms in the region.
The audience will be invited to participate in a community discussion after the film with a panel of speakers that will feature David Maren, founding farmer and general manager of Tendergrass; and Larry Bright, owner of Bright’s Farm in Floyd County.
SustainFloyd is a non-profit organization, working to leverage and preserve Floyd County’s existing assets and traditional strengths in agriculture and craftsmanship to help build a resilient rural local economy. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.
What: Everyone invited to SustainFloyd’s chili and cornbread dinner and screening of “American Meat”
When: Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, February 23rd
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust St., Floyd, VA
How: $5 donation/Movie; Dinner/ $5 donation. Evening sponsored by Tendergrass Farms.