ORGANIC FOOD & FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 15, 2010,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
OCALA CIVIC THEATRE
The Organic Food & Film Festival will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010. Everyone is invited to enjoy a relaxed Saturday learning about organic food, expanding their health-care choices, and watching one, two or three life-changing and inspiring films.
Academy Award-nominated “Food Inc.” will be shown at 11:00 a.m. “Food Inc.” is an eye-opening documentary that exposes the underbelly of large-scale industrial farming, the source of 97% of our food.
“The Future of Food,” at 1:00 p.m., is an excellent expose of genetically modified food. “The Future of Food” takes viewers inside the web of market and political forces that are causing our supermarkets to be stocked with Frankenfoods. The film also exposes how huge multinational corporations are seeking to control the world’s food system.
At 3:00 PM, “What’s Organic About Organic?” will take viewers on a heartening visual field-trip to organic, chemical-free farms. This uplifting, 60-minute film will be introduced by its co-producer, Marty Mesh, who is the director of Florida Organic Growers. FOG will be
present at the Festival all day to educate attendees about organic food, farming and certification.
This all-day event offers attendees a great opportunity to obtain a surprisingly in-depth education about the state of today’s food. Local suppliers, including health food stores, holistic practitioners, and organic growers and gardeners, will be present to help guide attendees to healthier choices.
Confirmed exhibitors to date include:
Back in Balance/Health & Healing Center of Ocala, Bay Lake Blueberry Farm, Claudia’s Facials, The Cottage Shoppe, Dirty Worms Organic Gardening Supplies, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, Florida Organic Growers, Gem Galleria, Herbal Advantage/Safe Connect Plus, Home Grown Organics, Honda of Ocala, HypKnow Inc., Immunotec Inc., Lifestyle Solutions, Marion County Master Gardeners, Melaleuca, Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, Ocala Bicycle Center, Ocala Chiropractic Clinic, Ocala Probiotics, Qivana, Simple Green Solutions, Time to Stop the Pain, U.S. Green Building Council Marion/Ocala Chapter, Whole Earth Pet Supply, and Wrensong Farm.
DATE & LOCATION
The Organic Food & Film Festival will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40, next to the Appleton Museum), in Ocala.
Movie tickets are $5/person if ordered in advance, and may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
For information, to make reservations, or to obtain vendor space, call 352-629-4000.
Tickets may also be purchased online (with no additional “convenience” fees) at www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com/organic.html where the movies’ preview trailers may also be viewed.