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Dear friend,
                                                    May 15, 2010 
The National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA) and FRESH are sponsoring a special screening of FRESH for our legislators.
 
Has FRESH inspired you? It will also inspire those who make our laws.
 
The food safety bill is in front of the Senate right now.  FRESH will educate our legislators on the benefits of a local food system threatened by S 510. Let's get our Senators and Representatives there so they can see and understand the unintended consequences S 510 would have on our small farms.
 
WHEN: Friday May 21, 2010, 4:30 pm -6:30 pm
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
WHAT: Special screening of FRESH for legislators and staff
 
Ana Joanes, FRESH Director and Producer, and star Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms will introduce the movie, take questions after the screening and speak to legislators on the importance of preserving access to our Fresh foods and the farms those foods come from.
 
Haven't seen FRESH yet? Watch the trailer http://www.freshthemovie.com/
ACTIONS:

1. Donate to help cover travel expenses for
Director/Producer Ana Joanes.
link
 
2. If you've already talked with your Senators about S 510 please follow-up with the staffer you spoke to and ask them to attend the screening of FRESH.  If you haven't yet contacted your Representative, you can find yours by entering your zip-code on these sites.
 
Senate http://senate.gov/  
House
http://house.gov/ 
 
Questions or for more information: Contact Liz Reitzig [email protected] or 301-807-5063
IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA:
 
Please join us for the After Party! a FRESH and Local Reception with Joel Salatin and Ana Joanes.
 
You are invited to spend an evening with Joel Salatin, celebrity farmer of Polyface Farm, and Ana Joanes, producer and director of the movie FRESH at Poste Brasserie, one of DC's finest restaurants featuring locally sourced foods! Poste Moderne Brasserie will provide reception fare including products sourced from Polyface Farm and other local farms. http://postebrasserie.com/ 
 
Chef Rob Weland creates masterpieces with seasonal ingredients sourced locally.  Come on out and enjoy an evening of fine food while visiting with nationally renowned leaders of the local foods movement.
Friday May 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 - 8th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
$50 per person
 
Proceeds to cover the cost of bringing FRESH to Congress. Space is limited so get your tickets before they sell out!
 
See website for additional details and to buy tickets.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112812