On Saturday, November 12th, the Family Farm Defenders (FFD) hosts the “First Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Dinner” at the Goodman Community Center on Madison, Wisconsin’s near east side.
The Center for Media and Democracy’s Food Rights Network featured John Kinsman as our first Food and Farm Hero earlier this month.
The event will honor the first Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Winners. Speakers will include UW-Madison Professor Jack Kloppenburg as well as FFD President and founder John Kinsman. The Harvest-themed dinner will include artisanal cheese and crackers, wild rice, roasted vegetables, organic grass-fed beef, dessert, fair trade coffee and/or locally crafted beer and wine.
Tickets purchased before November 1st are $50 per person for FFD members, $75 for non-members and $35 for students and those with limited income. For more information and to purchase tickets, please see the FFD website.
October 21, 2011
This month, the Center for Media and Democracy’s Food new Rights Network launches a series of interviews with “food and farm heroes.” It’s easy for an organization dedicated to exposing corporate spin to focus on negative corporate propaganda with its ubiquity, but we would be remiss not to highlight courageous people who fight corporate agendas and spin in other ways, large and small. Some devote their lives to it.
In the world of food and farming, the contrast between corporate agribusiness “farms” and small, sustainable family farms — farms that, to adapt a phrase of Michael Pollan’s, our grandparents would recognize as food-producing places — is especially clear. Among the farmers who live and work in these places, the CMD’s Food Rights Network is featuring some of the heroes: farmers who are making an incredible difference in the farming community, on our dinner tables and in the world around them.
John Kinsman in his garden, September 15, 2011
The first hero we feature is John Kinsman, a dairy farmer from Lime Ridge, Wisconsin. (more…)
October 5, 2011