New Documentary Looks at Scale-Appropriate Food Policy, Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance Passed in 5 Maine Towns
Food for Maine’s Future is pleased to announce the release of You Wanted to Be a Farmer: A Discussion of Scale, a new documentary by No Umbrella Media and the Sap Pail profiling Dan and Judy Brown of Gravelwood Farm in Blue Hill, Maine, and the issues surrounding the lawsuit filed against them by the State of Maine and Maine Department of Agriculture. The film features “inside-the-barn” interviews with Dan and Judy as well as conversations with their farm patrons. Topics range from the importance of producing food locally to the control over food policy by corporate-influenced government regulatory agencies. You Wanted to Be a Farmer is a revealing bottom-up look at food policy that raises important questions about the need for scale-appropriate regulation for neighbors feeding neighbors.
- Maine farmer caught in local-state permit conflict (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Regulators Crack Down on Micro-Dairies, But Small Farmers Fight Back With Local Food Sovereignty Ordinances (alternet.org)
- Stop Criminalizing Small Farmers (foodformaine.wordpress.com)
- Why Is a Farmer Who Sells Extra Milk From His One Cow to Neighbors Being Sued By the State of Maine (alternet.org)
- Farmer Brown vs The State of Maine (thebovine.wordpress.com)