Farm Fresh Film Series: Just Eat It

Presented by Doylestown Food Market's Farm Fresh Film Series. The film "Just Eat It" delves into the topic of food waste.


Purchase tickets here.


Just Eat It, The Film: 


We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows,culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that has been discarded.  In a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant's addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the 'thrill of the find' has unexpected consequences.
Featuring interviews with author, activist and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry 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.


Just Eat It, Panel Members: 

The Doylestown Food Market's post film panel includes a world-renowned expert on food waste, Steven Finn and Cathy Snyder, the founder of Rolling Harvest, a local organization that collects donated produce from local farms and markets, and distributes immediately to agencies helping the most needy families in the community. We will be including a campaign with a call to action for how individuals and groups can make a difference.

About Steven M. Finn


A global expert in food waste and food systems, Steve Finn is a sustainability and supply chain leader and Managing Director at ResponsEcology - a sustainability and change management firm helping organizations to reduce waste and drive transformational culture change. He is passionate about leveraging innovation and building productive teams and partnerships to optimize resource utilization. Steve is focused on advancing triple bottom line concepts and compliance principles through effective teams and balanced management. He is involved in several efforts to rethink the food system in order to make positive contributions to the problems of global food security and environmental sustainability.  Read some of his articles at his blog "food for thoughtful action".

About Cathy Snyder


Founder and Executive Director of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue,  Cathy Snyder was a native Philadelphian working in broadcast sales when she left to live overseas with her family, first in Tokyo, then on to Amsterdam, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Louisville until finally coming back home and settling a few years ago in the New Hope, PA area. While always active in local community service
wherever she lived, Cathy found herself volunteering at a food pantry in Lambertville, NJ, helping out with the day-to-day operations and interacting with the local, food-insecure and needy population of this otherwise affluent and prosperous tourist area.

This began a personal mission to provide a more balanced, more nutritious choice of foods being distributed to the pantry visitors. Cathy had won a huge, red Ford Excursion SUV at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Kentucky, and started using that truck to go to farm markets and grocers, asking for donations of fresh produce, a commodity in short supply at the food pantry. Years later, she has now branched out to full-time procurement of the freshest, healthiest, locally-grown food. The red Ford has been replaced by two beautiful donated Rolling Harvest Food Rescue delivery vehicles and is just part of the tremendous generosity and support of our local communities!

About the Doylestown Food Market 

The Doylestown Food Co-op is a member-owned grocery store that provides convenient access to a variety of locally raised or produced foods and other products, and fosters a healthy and economically viable environment for our farmers and our community. Learn more here.

 Click here if you are interested in supporting DFM's educational efforts by sponsoring this film or the entire film series.

Purchase tickets here.

March 10, 2016 at 7pm - 10pm
County Theater
20 E State St
Doylestown, PA 18901
United States
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