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Food FirstA local woman has made a documentary film about the local food movement and how it impacts Indianapolis. Produced by Noblesville-based Deliberate Media production, the hour-long “Food First” showcases farmers, organizations, and businesses that support local food and efforts to get that food to people in the community.

What started out as a film about Hannah Myers Lindgren’s personal health journey evolved to have a much broader scope which she refers to as “Indy’s Food Story.” She hopes her film will open eyes and inspire those who see it to get involved.

See “Food First” at six screenings in June and July. A community conversation follows each showing. Talks focus on how local food affects economic, community and personal development. Tours and tastings are part of some screenings.

“Food First” screenings schedule:

  • June 11, 5-8 p.m. at Tyner Pond Farm, 7408 County Road 200 S., Greenfield. Farm tours, live music, food trucks and games. Discussion topic is quality food and economics of local sourcing. Admission: $10*.
  • June 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 10 West, 10 W. Jackson St., Cicero. Appetizers will be served. Discussion topic is facets of the food movement in Hamilton County. Admission: $10*.
  • June 17, 5 to 7 p.m., The Platform, 202 E. Market St., next door to City Market. The discussion will focus on how different aspects of the local food movement work together and how local food impacts economic and community development. Admission: free.
  • June 23, 6 to 9 p.m., Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave. The evening includes a tour of the hospital’s rooftop farm and fruit and vegetable tastings from the farm. Discussion topics include nutrition as preventive medicine. Admission: free.
  • July 22, 6 to 9 p.m., 37 Place, 2605 E. 25th St. A mini farmers market and food demonstrations are planned. Discussion topics include increasing access to healthy food. Admission: $2 donation suggested.
  • July 24, 5 to 8 p.m., Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St. Cocktails and appetizers provided via Chefs Night Off. Discussion topics include local food sourcing at restaurants. Admission: $20*.

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