“…a curiously exhilarating look at the Northwest's growing number of small organic farms and co-ops, and the grocery outlets and consumers that support them. The film chronicles a veritable revolution going on all around us in which large numbers of people are turning their backs on the evil ways and unhealthful products of industrial agriculture and finding a whole new relationship with the food they eat and the land that surrounds them.”
William Arnold, movie critic, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Couldn't be more timely! A film made to awaken our taste buds and our courage to create a food system aligned with what the earth needs and what our bodies yearn for. GOOD FOOD shows us it's possible. It's happening!"
Frances Moore Lappe, author, Diet for a Small Planet, Hope’s Edge
"Food scarcity may become the dominant issue of our time. This film demonstrates that abundance is possible, when we refocus on regional agriculture and honor those who are making it happen. This film is a celebration of the best of the Northwest, portrayed through food and those whose hands grow it."
Michael Ableman, farmer and author of On Good Land and Fields Of Plenty.
"A magical, lyrical journey, Good Food shows us that a sustainable future is already here. If anyone has any doubts about whether organic, local food systems can feed us economically and tastefully, they need to see this film." Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland, Author, Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food agical, lyrical journey, Good Food shows us that a sustainable future is already here. If anyone has any doubts about whether organic, local food systems can feed us economically and tastefully, they need to see this film." Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland, Author, Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food
"Good Food is an exciting, thoughtful and provocative movie that asks -- and answers -- the question: what could life look like if we really wanted to have healthy food for healthy communities? The film tells inspiring stories of not just what is possible, but what is really happening on the ground and in the ground to restore our farms, our health, and our families and communities." Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council President, author of Local Food Action Initiative
“Good Food, a film by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young, who have a long list of human rights–themed docs between them, explores the benefits of operating small, organic farms by pointing to the emergence of an increasing number of small growers and local/organic-only consumers in the Pacific Northwest. Amid stunning visuals of rural Oregon and Washington landscapes, the film introduces viewers to the grain harvesters, ranchers, restaurateurs and distributors who are a part of this movement and connects us with a more sustainable and sensible way of putting good food on our tables.” Eric Larson, Common Ground: http://commongroundmag.com/2008/07/reviews_0807.html
“I’m very, very excited about Good Food, a documentary that will help us understand and promote sustainable agriculture and carry the message of what it takes to bring a carrot to your table. It takes a lot of work, a lot of energy, it takes someone’s dedication to make sure it comes to your table as you wish - clean sustainable practices by someone who is as passionate as you are. You’re passionate about wanting it and they’re passionate about growing it.”
Chef Thierry Rautureau, Rover’s Restaurant, Seattle
“Good Food picks up where Broken Limbs and the Omnivore's Dilemma leave off with a vision as to how small farmers are already transforming the American diet as well as rural regions of America. Using case studies from Washington and Oregon, Good Food shows that real, local, fairly produced food is not a hope or a dream, but a reality available to increasing numbers of urban citizens. The film demonstrates that experiments like Farmers Markets and subscription-based Community Supported Agriculture are taking profits once absorbed by middlemen and putting them back in the hands of farmers. In exchange, consumers are gaining fresher, more nutritious food from their own region. But the benefits do not stop there, more than just a commercial exchange of food for money, direct sales to consumers makes them what Carlo Petrini calls "co-producers" and re-establishes a relationship between farmers and consumers that transcends commerce, leading to mutual understanding and increased respect across what was once the urban-rural divide. I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks about what she's eating or what he's feeding his family.”
Michael Kucher, Ph.D., Associate Professor Environmental Studies, University of Washington
“Good Food, subtly but forcefully, makes a compelling case: the best way to be assured of good food is to buy food from people you know and trust. There is no better way of making the case for local foods than through the voices and images of the farmers, food retailers, and eaters of the Pacific Northwest who are proving that eating local is possible and local food can be good food.” John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri Columbia, author of Small Farms are Real Farms and Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture