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Leap of Faith: Fast Lane to Farmstead

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2009 was a bumper crop year for great documentaries about sustainable farming and good food! 

Producer, Alexandra Austin is a Friend of the Fund & Foundation. She created "Leap of Faith: Fast Lane to Farmstead" an independent documentary about Eric Smith and Pascal Destandeau of Pugs Leap Farm in California. It recently won the Best of Eco-Cinema, Special Jury Award from the 2009 Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival. The Fund and Foundation are listed in the movie credits.

Pascal Destandeau one of the farmers featured in the film has have been very outspoken about Food Safety regulations as a guest blogger on hartkeisonline and David Gumpert's recent Business Week Article The interviews with Dr. David Heber, Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition are also excellent.

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For every copy sold, we will be donating a dollar to the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation, in support of their ongoing mission to educate people about sustainably farmed food and teach small farmers how to protect themselves from ever-increasing regulation by Congress. Please support the film and the Foundation - spread the word about "Leap of Faith", or give it as a gift this year:
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WHAT WOULD MAKE TWO MEN LEAVE THE BIG CITY - FOR 34 GOATS?

Big business. Fast food. The pace of modern life is dizzying and the world just keeps on spinning. What happens if you want to get off? One successful gay couple did just that, trading in long commutes, consumerism, and the urban rat race for a small farmstead and a zero-growth business. Welcome to Pugs Leap Farm. This refreshing documentary explores the roots of a life-changing decision, an inspiring partnership, and the joys of local living, shedding some light on the industrial food system and illustrating how our food choices really can change our lives. What will you choose?

"Leap of Faith: Fast Lane to Farmstead" is an independent documentary about Eric Smith and Pascal Destandeau of Pugs Leap Farm, a gay couple who gave up their successful corporate life in San Francisco after becoming disillusioned with the rat race, exploring their decision to move to the country and lead a more self-sustaining life. With no prior experience, they started a small goat dairy and now make spectacular artisan goat cheese. The film tells the story of their life-changing decision and inspiring partnership, weaving in the very current issues of slow food and living locally, small-scale farming and sustainable business. Includes interviews with “Napa Cheese Guru” John Raymond and Dr. David Heber, Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.

 

 

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