Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Billings Farm and Cabot Coop host farm film and Meet Your Local Farmer event, March 12

Courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum

Margaret Schlass, a fourth generation farmer from California, grows, packs and sells onions and potatoes, and also grows melons, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, chard, kale and alfalfa. Sutton will be featured in the documentary film, “Farmland,” showing at Billings Farm & Museum as part of an enlightening evening about farming.

Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. — WOODSTOCK — Billing Farm & Museum and Cabot Creamery Cooperative will host the film “Farmland” on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Farm & Museum’s theater. A panel discussion featuring local farmers will follow the screening. Sustainable Woodstock will host its fifth annual Meet Your Local Farmer event prior to the screening of “Farmland.” Billings Farm will open at 6 p.m. for Meet Your Local Farmer and light refreshments. The program is free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities.

Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch – or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. “Farmland” takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their own farming businesses.

Through this film from award-winning director James Moll, who traveled across the country for interviews, you’ll catch a first-hand glimpse of the lives of young farmers and ranchers. Learn about their high-risk/high-reward jobs and passion for a way of life that, although passed down from generation to generation, continues to evolve.

Admission is free; reservations are strongly recommended at 802-457-2355 or [email protected]

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