The Farm Lot is back for another celebration! This time – on the eve of the start of the Toronto International Film Festival – The Farm Lot is hosting two free film screenings of the Film Food Fighters, a documentary focusing on local food production and urban agriculture.
A Co-venture of TAS, Fresh City Farms, Berry Fresh Fruit Co., and The Detox Market, The Farm Lot is a mini-version of the farms portrayed in the film itself. Well into it’s second successful year, the Farm Lot boasts planters created and maintained by Fresh City Farms, and a fruit stand that sells fresh local Ontario produce provided by Berry Fresh Fruit Co., the newest Farm Lot partner.
Begun as a joint initiative in the spring of 2013 between TAS and Fresh City to animate TAS’ property at 369 King Street West, the Farm Lot has only expanded over time and become a real success, transforming an otherwise underused space into a vibrant center of urban agriculture right in Toronto’s downtown core.
To celebrate it’s continued success, the Farm Lot is screening Food Fighters on Thursday September 4, a new documentary by filmmaker Paula Kaston that focuses on the big potential in tiny farms. The film references to several local GTA-based food businesses, including the Farm Lot’s own Fresh City Farms as a protagonist. There will also be beer from Steam Whistle, fresh fruit from Berry Fresh, and additional snacks available for purchase. Watch the trailer here.
So feel free to join us at the Farm Lot to kick back and watch some small scale farmers work to fill the gaps in food supply, the products of which you get to enjoy while watching. RSVP here while there are still spots available for this free screening.