Medomak Valley Land Trust and the Belfast-based Maine Farmland Trust will host a showing of “Meet Your Farmer,” eight short films that offer viewers a taste of where Maine’s food comes from, Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220. There is a suggested donation of $5.

MFT, a statewide nonprofit that works to preserve farmland and keep Maine’s farms farming, commissioned North Haven filmmakers Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann to create these candid documentaries that tell the diverse stories of eight Maine farms: from Aroostook to York; from potatoes to dairy; and from large commercial operations to small farms that sell directly to local people.

The films were premiered in June at the Strand Theatre in Rockland to a packed house of more than 350 people and received a standing ovation. Audience members hailed the films as moving portraits and incredible film work, and many agreed that the energy the films created was exciting and emotional. Since then, the films have traveled to more than a dozen locations in the state.

Each film runs about eight minutes. After the screening, there will be refreshments made with locally grown ingredients and discussion with MVLT and MFT members.

Medomak Valley Land Trust was established in 1991 to preserve and promote the natural, recreational and scenic character and the traditional land uses of the Medomak River watershed for the benefit of the Medomak Valley and Muscongus Bay community. For more information, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to