Sen. Chris Johnson (D-Somerville) and Rep. Craig Hickman (D-Winthrop), two of the legislative architects of Maine’s local food movement, will join the public Wednesday, July 2, at 6 p.m. at Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220, for a screening of the agriculture-themed documentary “Fresh.”

Thanks to this entertaining and informative film about a new farm philosophy taking hold across the nation, viewers will find themselves drawing connections between the innovative work of farmers in the Midwest to the work done by their local farmer down the road. Following the screening, Johnson and Hickman will discuss their own work with the local food movement, as well as field questions from the audience as to how they see the movement going forward.

As it becomes increasingly difficult for farmers to get their product out, it is the work of stakeholders throughout the movement — from politician to farmer to everyday people shopping at farmers’ markets — that will propel Maine towards a more sustainable future. The evening is coordinated by Environment Maine, an environmental advocacy organization that works on behalf of its 18,000 members and supporters to preserve Maine’s open spaces, protect clean air and water and steer the state toward a clean energy future. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or