Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative to host Film Festival

As a result of contributions made to the Lewis Theatre during their digital upgrade campaign last fall, the Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative is hosting a Local Foods Film Festival. The one-day festival will feature a film screening of The Greenhorns Documentary as well as international agriculture film shorts. The documentary highlights the lives of several small farmers across the country. It takes you on a journey through the struggles and triumphs of each farmer as he/she continues to press on despite many challenges they face.

“We hope that the Local Foods Film Festival will inspire our community members to think about where their food comes from this holiday season,” said Senora Lainhart, an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Local Food Initiative. “With a simple choice to buy a local turkey for Thanksgiving or a local pumpkin for the pie, we can slowly change our food economy, and make the Greenbrier Valley a supportive place for our local farmers.”

The Local Foods Film Festival will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Lewis Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. The Festival is a free event and open to the public. Concessions will be open during the film for purchase.

The Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative (GVFLI) is an initiative of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation. GVFLI is funded, in part, by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and One Foundation.

For questions or more information please call 304-497-4300 or email GVlocalfood@gmail.com.

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