13318Menu for Opera Plaza Dinner, plus SF Premiere of "The Organic Life"
- Jun 3, 2014Here is the menu for the vegan dinner at Opera Plaza this Wed. evening June 4 at 6 pm:Leafy Greens with Home-style oil-free Herb & Chia DressingSalad toppers including superfood sprinkles, sprouted sunflower seeds, tendercrisp probiotic red & green slawTuscan White Beans from Rancho Gordo with Braised Leek and MushroomCreamy Rice with Pimento & GreensSeasonal Veggie MedleyBlueberry Citrus CakeHomemade Lemon & Limeade and Herbal Tea BeveragesIt is all vegan and all health-supporting, made without eggs, dairy, honey, oil or added sugars. The dinner is planned by a certified Nutrition Consultant, packed with important micronutrients. And it is all you can eat. Bring a container and take some home with you.After dinner, stay for the San Francisco premiere of "The Organic Life," the award-winning documentary film about organic farming in Sonoma County. Meet the producer, Casey Beck, who will have DVDs available to sign and for sale."The Organic Life" is a yearlong chronicle of life on a Sonoma farm, where young farmer Austin Blair re-embraces the traditional agriculture practices that built America. Join Food First for a screening and stick around after for Q&A with filmmaker Casey Beck.It’s a story filled with sweat and blisters, sun and rain, as Austin and his fellow farmers struggle to sustain one of the world’s most ancient livelihoods the old-fashioned way. The Organic Life uncovers both the challenges and the rewards of the farming life and will investigate what drives young farmers to take the job. Join a die-hard group of Sonoma farmers on their journey to make a sustainable living in the 21st century and find out what it takes for your local farmer to produce that juicy, heirloom tomato.The film was directed by Sonoma-based Casey Beck, who has produced a number of award-winning documentaries. The Organic Life is Casey’s first feature-length documentary. She recently premiered it to sold-out crowds at the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival, where it was included in the prestigious Active Cinema circle. The film won Best Documentary Feature at the Santa Cruz Film Festival and also screened at film festivals in Sonoma, Oakland, and Minneapolis.“a love letter to the land and a sobering revelation about how much work and sweat and worry goes into nursing those carrots and tomatoes and ears of corn out of the soil.” –Sonoma MagazineIt all happens Wed. June 4 at 6 pm, at the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco.A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the evening. The Nutritionist and the Producer are donating their time. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.RSVP to (888) 234-1361 or email to: rsvp@...David Koot