Nevada City September 3, 2019 – A special screening of award-winning documentary film, “The Biggest Little Farm” is coming to Nevada City audiences who want to help send local farmers to Sierra Harvest’s Farm Institute in 2020.

The Sierra Harvest film fundraiser takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 6 at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street in Nevada City. The evening is co-presented by Sierra Harvest, BriarPatch Food Co-op, the Onyx Theatre and Nevada City Film Festival.

“The Biggest Little Farm beautifully illustrates the challenges of the first seven years of farming and why our farmers need all the support we can give them. We hope this film inspires viewers to buy from our local producers and pay what it costs to grow food ethically and sustainably,” said Malaika Bishop, Sierra Harvest Co-Director.

A Q & A panel will follow the film moderated by Bishop. The audience will have the opportunity to direct their questions about the local food system to Farmers Ken and Aleta Barrett of Starbright Acres Farm and David Benson, Produce Manager of BriarPatch Food Co-op.

The Sierra Harvest Farm Institute provides business planning and technical skills courses for new and aspiring farmers in Nevada County, helping to expand the county’s local food production. Proceeds from this evening’s film will help provide scholarships for farmers participating in the Farm Institute in 2020.

“FarmBiz provided me with a tool belt with which I am able to focus and plan my farm more effectively to make money,” said Stephanie Williams from FunGal Farm in Camptonville.

About the Film
“The Biggest Little Farm” is an American documentary film directed by Emmy Award-Winning director John Chester profiling Chester and his wife Molly as they acquire and establish a farm in Moorpark, California.

The film documents the farm’s setbacks and progress over the course of eight years. A cascade of challenges like weather, predators, infestations and disease befalls the couple as they attempt to build a farm in harmony with nature.

About Sierra Harvest:
Sierra Harvest is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and connecting Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal foods. They provide and support programs for children, farmers and the community and advocate for a vibrant local food economy. Sierra Harvest’s programs inspire kids to eat fresh local food, train farmers to successfully meet their goals, and bring food security to those in need.

About BriarPatch Food Co-op
BriarPatch Food Co-op is a community-owned cooperative business. The store provides the community with quality food and products, strengthens the local economy, and supports local and regional businesses that are committed to regenerative agriculture, sustainability, humane practices and organic farming.

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