We didn’t know this until recently, but Immokalee, Florida is the tomato capital of America! And, according to a press release from Franklin Street Works in Stamford, “It is also home to abuse, stagnant wages, mistreatment, and unjust labor conditions.” While this is just one place here in America, it highlights some major flaws in the way our agricultural system works and is set up.
And this is the exact focus of a documentary produced by Greenwich-based All Kicker called Fair Tomatoes: A Story About Justice, Dignity, and Sustainability. This 25 minute film has been touring around the country, opening people’s eyes to the wrongs being committed against workers in the agricultural world. And, Fair Tomatoes is just about to make its way to Connecticut, specifically Franklin Street Works. Just stop by on March 13 at 7 pm for a free screening of the movie, followed by a Q&A session with Directors Ernie Zahn and Ron Williams.
Attendees will also receive a “tomato-inspired snack” and you’ll get your choice of a free beer or wine. We hope you can come by and take part in the conversation, meet some new friends, and get a chance to tour Franklin Street Works…it’s one of our favorite places in Stamford!Fair Tomatoes Movie Screening and Q&A Date: March 13 Time: 7 pm Place: Franklin Street Works Address: 41 Franklin Street Stamford, CT
More info about Franklin Street Works:
The art space and café are open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Franklin Street Works does not charge for admission during regular gallery hours.