Alliance for Fair Food wins two great new endorsements!

Roger Doiron of White House garden fame, and Curt Ellis of Wicked Delicate Films (and recent Peabody Award winner for “King Corn”) join the Campaign for Fair Food!

Two more standouts of the sustainable food movement have lent their support to the Campaign for Fair Food. Roger Doiron (shown here on the left relaxing in his garden) is one of the country’s leading advocates for local and regional food systems. He is founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 10,000 individuals from 100 countries who are “taking a (dirty) hands-on approach to relocalizing the food supply.” But he is perhaps best known for his leadership role in the “Eat the View” movement, the campaign to “plant high-impact food gardens in high-profile places,” with its greatest victory to date being the recently planted south lawn of the White House! Also this past week, Curt Ellis — one of the hot new filmmakers behind the Peabody-award winning film “King Corn” (directed by Aaron Woolf) — added his voice to the growing call for Fair Food. Together with Ian Cheney, he founded Wicked Delicate Films (according to the website, “Wicked Delicate is among the finest compliments a Mainer can give to a wild blueberry pie…”). Their company makes engaging, hip, well-crafted films with a message, the heart of their mission to “advance important messages about sustainability, the environment, and the human relationship to the natural world.” If you haven’t seen it yet, take a couple of minutes to check out the trailer at the King Corn website (then get the movie)!