Please Join us!

cooks and farmers
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Savory Thymes Event
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invites you to a farm-to-table evening to benefit...

Kiss the Cook & The Farmer Too
A Public Television Series About Great Food & Sustainable Agriculture

Saturday, June 4, 2011
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Hillside Gardens, Mill Valley, California

• Local & Seasonal Food and Drink
• Live Music by The Creole Belles
• Sneak Preview of the Series Pilot Organic Roots

Ticket Price: $150.00. All ticket purchases are fully tax deductible.
Contact Jan Camp
about group tickets without vendor fees.

Tickets by Credit Card
(through Brown Paper Tickets)

Purchase PayPal Tickets on the series website at:

Tickets by Check to:

Community Works West
1535 Juanita Way
Berkeley, CA 94702

Kiss the Cook & The Farmer Too, from veteran filmmaker Tom Weidlinger, is a 13-part series on cooking and farming that combines the art and sensuousness of good food with eating as a conscious agricultural act. We are what we eat. The way we produce, prepare, and consume food affects both our personal health and the health of our environment and communities. Each program is a window on the blossoming landscape of organic, local, and sustainable food production.

Topics range from the new generation of urban farmers to a history of cheese, from the wild farm movement to sustainable fisheries. Standing behind the project is our National Board of Advisors: prominent sustainability writers, activists, organic farmers, ranchers, vintners, policy makers, educators, and restaurateurs.

Series website at

A sumptuous dinner is followed by a screening of Organic Roots, the half-hour pilot episode of Kiss The Cook & The Farmer Too. The pilot features Chef Malcolm Jessop preparing a meal from ingredients provided by Bay Area organic farms. The farmers co-starring include: Dru Rivers, Full Belly Farm, Tim Meuller, Riverdog Farm, Dennis Dierks, Paradise Valley Produce, and Alexis Koefoed, Soul Food Farm.

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The supporting cast of Organic Roots includes Riverdog’s Tamworth pigs, Soul Food Farm’s free range heritage chickens, and Arnica the cow. Many of the farmers featured in the film will be guests of honor at this benefit.

Creole Belles Band THE MUSIC
Enjoy the raw sounding violin, furious accordion and rhythms that make your feet move from the band, The Creole Belles, whose music comes straight from the dance halls of southwest Louisiana.

We are extremely grateful to Savory Thymes for hosting this benefit evening.

From 6:45 - 7:45 pm, a shuttle will run from the parking lot of the Mill Valley Middle School to Hillside Gardens. Savory Thymes kindly requests that ALL guests take the shuttle. Parking at the event location is prohibited. Shuttle is located at:

Mill Valley Middle School
425 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

All proceeds from tickets and donations go directly to support the television series. Our goal is to raise $35,000 in seed money for series development. Ticket price and all donations are fully tax deductible though our fiscal sponsor, Community Works West. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to support this project, you may use our series website to make a PayPal donation at or send a check to:

Community Works West, 1535 Juanita Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

If you attend, please consider making an additional contribution at the end of the evening.

Many thanks to the Ecological Farming Association for their endorsement of Kiss The Cook & The Farmer Too and sharing this announcement with their membership. If you or your business would like to become a contributing sponsor to this event and receive recognition in subsequent mailings and on the evening of the event, please call or e-mail Tom Weidlinger for further information.


Tom Weidlinger, Executive Producer
Moira Productions
(510) 529-5419