“Our Food System is Incredibly Absurd”

Rather than become overwhelmed into inaction by all the problems of the world, Ana Sophia Joanes decided to pick one and make a movie about it, focusing on the solution.

Fresh” opens with a look at the ills of modern food production in the United States, then moves on to show examples of people working on solutions.

The screening was held as part of Freeze Frame, a series of fundraisers for the Beacon Theater. Joanes joined Hudson Valley Fresh founder Patrick Manning, and Lisa Jessup, director of Common Ground Farm, a local CSA group.

Here are 10 Fresh Actions you can take. The film also mentions that if each family in a community were to spend $10 a week on locally grown food, it would have a huge impact on the local economy and the viability of local goods.

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