The eight short “Meet Your Farmer” films that were premiered last month at Rockland’s Strand Theatre will be screened Tuesday, July 27 outside Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Seating will be on the lawn.

The evening will begin with a farm-fresh food buffet from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. featuring food sourced from local Maine farms and generously prepared hors d’oeuvres by Farmers Fare, Delvino’s, Amore, Belfast Co-Op and Paolina’s Way. There also will be a local beer tasting by Marshall Wharf Brewery and local wine tasting by Cellar Door Winery.

The screening of the films, which run five to eight minutes each will follow at 8:15 p.m. with commentary and a question-and-answer session afterwards by the filmmakers, some of the featured farmers and Maine Farmland Trust executive director John Piotti.

The short films, commissioned by Maine Farmland Trust, 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. To shoot the profiles, filmmakers Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann of North Haven’s Pull-Start Pictures thoroughly immersed themselves in each farm business for a number of days. The shooting took place last autumn. Pull-Start also created a Web site where the short films may be seen at

Admission at the center is $20 for the reception and the film and $10 for just the screenings. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets for seating. Should there be rain, the event will be rescheduled to the following day, Wednesday, July 28, at the same time and location.

For more information, contact Maine Farmland Trust at 338-6575 or send e-mail to outreach coordinator Erin Herbig at The next local screening will be Monday, Aug. 9 at Waterman’s Community Center on North Haven.

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