Food & Farm Film Fest: Polyfaces

Sunday, April 3, 2016 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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132 slots available

Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, Polyface Farm is led by the “the world’s most innovative farmer,” Joel Salatin, (TIME) and uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a 3 hour foodshed of their farm.

‘Polyfaces’ is a joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. Produced over 4 years it follows the Salatins, a 4th generation farming family who do ‘everything different to everyone else’ as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.

Many of us first became aquainted with the charismatic and independent-minded Salatin when he stole the show in Michael Pollan's classic book, Omnivore's Dilemma. Salatin himself has written many powerful books, including the recent best-seller "Folks, This Ain't Normal." Now we have the chance to spend time on Polyface Farm, experiencing the human culture and deep community that has grown up as a result of Joel's passion for the land, the environment, and his family and community. 

The film shows how Polyface regenerate their landscapes, communities, local economies, customer’s health and most importantly their soils. We meet various characters and follow their powerful, personal journeys as they benefit physically and emotionally from the Salatin’s way of farming. This model is being replicated throughout our global village, proving that we can provide quality produce without depleting our planet.


Served with: "Movie Theater Candy Bar" from The Perennial




Friday, April 1st, 7pm: Opening Night Shorts Program & Party

Saturday, April 2nd, 4pm: Sugar Coated

Saturday, April 2nd, 7pm: Can You Dig This

Sunday, April 3rd, 4pm: Just Eat It