2 December, 2021, 15:29

Good Food Film Series: Stories about supporting local food & farmers

"The film series has introduced many local food players and the work they are doing to safeguard our ability to nourish and feed Arizonans."

If you’re tired of scrolling through Netflix and coming up empty-handed, feast your eyes on these films. Each of these stories focuses on the future of our local food economy, all while inspiring Arizonans to be more involved in building a more equitable and sustainable food system.

The Good Food Film Series’ winter collection documents stories from across Arizona’s food producers and asks the question, “How local food can make a difference in our communities?”

Good Food Finder

Photo courtesy of Good Food Finder on Facebook

Like previous years, the film series is produced by Local First Arizona’s Good Food Finder. The films explore how local farmers survived the pandemic and the power local food can play in building a stronger food economy — all available to stream in the comfort of your home.

“Our final installment of the Good Food Film Series focuses on the future of our local food economy and how we can get involved in building a more equitable and sustainable food system that supports our Arizona communities,” said Somlynn Rorie, manager of food and farms initiatives at Local First Arizona.

Good Food Finder

Photo courtesy of Good Food Finder on Facebook

Nearing the end of its current run, this is the last set of films in the Good Food film series. Additionally, it’s said to be an impressive recap of all that has been showcased throughout the string of movies.

“The film series has introduced many local food players and the work they are doing to safeguard our ability to nourish and feed Arizonans,” said Rorie. “As we close out the series, the question remains: What happens when our farmers disappear and we no longer have local farmers and are reliant on food that is processed and brought out of state?”

The Good Food Film Series Films

“How Arizona Farmers Survive a Pandemic”

Premieres on Tuesday, December 14
Good Food Film Series

Credit: Good Food Film Series

“The COVID-19 pandemic affected many livelihoods, but perhaps none as much as the food industry and farms in particular. And like all businesses, farmers had to make major decisions and pivot to survive. Meet several of Arizona’s farmers that stayed afloat and learn about the losses, gains, and support they received to endure the challenges. Get insight into how they are continuing to survive this new reality and maybe get some ideas for your own business.”

For more information and to purchase, visit goodfoodfinderaz.com

“From Farm to Restaurant – Using Local Food for a Competitive Edge”

Premieres on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Good Food Film Series

Credit: Good Food Film Series

“Is there anything more delicious than locally-sourced food? Many restaurateurs in Phoenix are proving just how fresh, local produce makes a huge difference in taste and in the Arizona economy. Meet the farmers who have made solid connections with Valley chefs and get advice on how to make your way into the gourmet scene.”

For more information and to purchase, visit goodfoodfinderaz.com

“Addressing Inequity in Arizona’s Food System”

Premieres on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Good Food Film Series

Credit: Good Food Film Series

“This film comes together with a question at the heart of every previous film: How can we extend accessibility and help people care about where their food comes from? It does make a difference, not only for our state economy but for the health of its people. How can we come together to build a stronger food system and, in turn, a stronger community? There are no easy answers but we can start the conversation.”

For more information and to purchase, visit goodfoodfinderaz.com

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