Fresh Fest

A Farming and Food Film Fest at Images Cinema

By: - Mar 30, 2023

Williamstown, MA__ Images Cinema presents its 14th annual farming and food film festival: Fresh Fest. Fresh Fest seeks to connect local farmers and food producers with the community around important conversations that impact all of us. This year’s films explore regenerative agriculture, growing cannabis, and seed saving. This mini-fest kicks off with a reception on Friday, April 14 at 6:30pm, featuring refreshments from Cricket Creek Farm and Wild Oats.

Fresh Fest 2023 is sponsored by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, Hachette Book Group (of which Storey Publishing is an imprint), and Wild Oats.

Admission for all events is a sliding scale suggested donation, $5-10.


Friday, April 14
6:30pm: Opening Reception with refreshments from Cricket Creek Farm and Wild Oats
7:30pm: Tending the Garden with Jake Zieminski of Cavu Hemp in Cheshire, MA


Saturday, April 15
4:30pm: To Which We Belong with Topher Sabot of Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, MA
7:30pm: One Man Dies a Million Times with Sharon Wyrrick of Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA





Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm

With Jake Zieminski of Cavu Hemp in Cheshire, MA

Presented with a short film, Farms for the Future, a film about preserving farmland in Williamstown, directed by Dave Simonds. 

Tending the Garden is a journey through a year in the life of three family farms cultivating cannabis, food and community in the pursuit of a regenerative future.


Saturday, April 15 at 4:30pm

With Topher Sabot, Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown, MA

To Which We Belong is a documentary that highlights farmers and ranchers leaving behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable and incorporating regenerative approaches that work with nature instead of against it.


These unsung heroes are improving the health of our soil and sea to save their livelihoods — and our planet.


Saturday, April 15 at 7:30pm
With  Sharon Wyrrick of Many Forks Farm, Clarksburg, MA.

One Man Dies a Million Times tells the true story of the world’s first seed bank, the Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources, during the Siege of Leningrad, during which scientists preserved a massive inventory of seeds in the face of starvation.