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Ingredients: Movie and Discussion

March 22  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: NC State’s Witherspoon Student Theater, 2810 Cates Avenue, Raleigh NC 27606
(Plenty of parking in the Dan Allen Deck, a 5-minute walk to the theater)

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program is proud to present the movie Ingredients. Each year CEFS partners with the Park Scholars’ Program to mentor 2-4 NC State students for their Civic Engagement Project. This year, CEFS is proud to host Rachel Nagley and Sam Shain as they work to help raise awareness on NC State’s campus about local foods. (Read more here…)

Read a description of the movie at the bottom of this page.

Immediately following the movie with be a discussion panel to discuss local foods, on campus(es) and beyond.

Moderator: Dr. Dara Bloom

Dara Bloom is an Assistant Professor and Local Foods Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at NC State University.  She has a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University, and her background includes analyzing regulations and relationships along local food supply chains and the effects on farmers and food systems.  In her current position, she is focused on how local food systems can support community-based efforts that promote food access.  Dara provides training and resources about local food and food access for Extension, including consumer education about food and farming issues.

Panelist: Chris Dunham

 Chris Dunham is the Nutrition and Sustainability Specialist for NC State Dining; receiving his Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science in 2016 with a focus in Sustainability in Food Service.  He strives to continuously improve and develop the Nutrition and Sustainability program within University Dining by increasing local purchasing, diverting food waste, broadening our campus partnerships, and working to increase production at our on campus farm in collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Life Science.

Panelist: Kim Hunter

Kim Hunter is chef/owner at Kimbap Restaurant in downtown Raleigh. She is dedicated to sourcing ingredients from local, sustainable farms and using seasonality to drive her Korean-inspired menu.

Panelist: Kai Rundquist

Kai Rundquist works under the Center for Environmental Farming System’s NC 10% Campaign as NC State’s Local Food Ambassador. She is also a junior majoring in Horticultural Science here at NC State, along with a double minor in Agroecology and Plant Biology. Her passions including growing food, eating food, and connecting people through food.

Panelist: Courtney Tellefsen

Courtney Tellefsen is a “momprenuer” who set out 10 years ago on a mission to support local farmers and help change our food system one table at a time. She started The Produce Box out of her garage working with 1 farmer and delivering boxes of fresh fruits & veggies to 25 of her neighbors. Today, her company has 11,000 members across the state purchasing more than 2 million pounds of local produce from about 70 North Carolina farmers!


About the Movie (From the Ingredients’ Website):
At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we’ve lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.