Blog : Organic Food Champion and Farmer Jim Gerritsen Speaks at Food and Health Forum
On Monday, February 13, the Food and Health Forum continues its “Food for Thought” series at Blue Moon Evolution (located at 8 Clifford Street in Exeter, New Hampshire), a location which combines incredible local food with a fun, fresh atmosphere.
The event will feature organic food champion and farmer Jim Gerritsen. Garritsen was recently voted one of Utne Reader’s “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing our World” for his work leading a lawsuit against corporate agriculture giant Monsanto. Jim’s presentation will focus on what each person needs to know to protect their health, the environment, and small farmers.
The upcoming Food and Health Forum seminar includes a superb, three-course locally sourced dinner and a glass of wine. As part of the seminar, attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in conversation with other community members on why and how local food supports a healthier society and what we as consumers can do to play our part.
Additionally, the Green Alliance, a proud partner of the Food and Health Forum, is thrilled to be attending Jim Gerritsen’s event. Both GA and Food and Health Forum agree the collective goal of these seminars is to learn how we can better help protect the world and how we can help support our local farmers.
The Food and Health forum is also excited to announce 3 other confirmed speakers. On March 19, Pete Johnson, Owner of Pete’s Greens, will be presenting. Pete runs a four season organic vegetable farm supporting communities in north and central Vermont. On April 23, Amy Cotler, Chef and Author of The Locavore Way, How to Discover and Enjoy the Pleasure of Locally Grown Food will be featured. Last but not least, on May 21, Ben Hewitt, farmer and author of The Town That Food Saved and Making Supper Safe, One Man’s Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety will round up the 3 speakers.