September is Farm-to-School month. What better time to stop and consider the
food we feed our next generation of learners than in these first weeks of the new school year?
September’s Third Friday Film Night will be held on Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre, featuring the screening of two short farm-to-school food documentaries. Film Nights are sponsored by the Lanesboro Arts Center, in cooperation with Lanesboro Local Marketplace. Following the films will be a community discussion.
The evening begins at Lanesboro Local Marketplace (across the street from the St. Mane Theatre) with “local school food” sampling at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to taste pasture-raised turkey by member/producer Ferndale Farm of Cannon Falls. Ferndale is a farm-to-school supplier to Dover-Eyota Schools. Both Ferndale Farms and Dover-Eyota Schools are featured in one of the documentaries. Also on the sampling menu will be salad greens from another local farm-to-school supplier, Liz Belina, who grows dozens of varieties of greens all winter long in her stored passive solar greenhouse. She donates salad fixings regularly to the Rushford-Peterson school’s salad bar.
Admission to Third Friday Film Night is free. Donations are appreciated to help offset film showing rights. The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Avenue N in Lanesboro. Lanesboro Local is across the street at 207 Parkway Avenue N. The Lanesboro Arts Center is located at 103 Parkway Avenue N.
Lanesboro Arts Center serves the community as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. 507-467-2446 / www.lanesboroarts.org.