The 5th annual Food·Farm·Film·Wine Festival will be held in Paonia August 16-18, and features timely food documentary films, tours of organic farms and wineries throughout the North Fork Valley and events to highlight the fresh, organic food being produced in the valley. Local chefs will pair with farms to create appetizer tastings on Friday before the film, a Farm-to-Table Dinner will be served on Saturday at Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn and Sunday Brunch will be at Fresh & Wyld. This weekend event is sponsored by Slow Food Western Slope, First State Bank of Colorado, Avalanche Cheese, Western Colorado Congress, Valley Organic Growers Association and the Town of Paonia.
Proceeds of this event will go to Western Slope Conservation Center and Citizens for a Healthy Community to honor their advocacy efforts in helping to preserve and protect the North Fork Valley’s local food system.
Tickets are available for daily events or the whole weekend.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 14.
Friday, August 16
3 – 5 PM – Event Check-In at Delicious Orchards
5 PM – Chef-Farm Food Pairings “Valley Tastings” at the Paradise Theatre
6 PM – Film – Bag It!
7:30 PM – Dinner on your own at local restaurants
Saturday, August 17
9 AM – 12 PM – Event Check-In at Delicious Orchards
10 AM – 4PM – Morning and Afternoon Farm and Winery Tours
5 -7 PM – Film – Genetic Roulette at the Paradise Theatre
7:30 – 9:30 PM – Dinner at Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn
Sunday, August 18
9 AM – Continental Breakfast at the Paradise Theatre
9:30 – 11 AM – Film – Dirt
11:30 AM – 1 PM – Brunch at Fresh & Wyld with Music by Sticky Mulligan
Tickets: can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets:
3-day ticket $175
2-day ticket (Friday & Saturday) or (Saturday & Sunday) $150
Saturday only $125
Saturday movie and dinner $75
Friday or Sunday only $35
Just interested in any of the movies that the Food·Farm·Film·Wine Festival is offering?
We got a deal for you!
If you just want to see any of the movies, tickets will be sold at the door for $15 – (this event is, after all, a fundraiser).
Friday’s movie (6PM) is Bag It – it exposes the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise, and its effects on land ecosystems, the marine environment and the human body.
Friday Night Special: Director Suzan Beraza will be in attendance to discuss the movie with you PLUS you’ll have a 10% dinner discount if you want to eat after the movie at The Living Farm Cafe, the Flying Fork or PJ’s Pub in Hotchkiss!
Saturday’s movie (5PM) is Genetic Roulette – it points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Sunday’s movie (9:30AM) is Dirt – this movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty!