Saturday, July 19, 2008

King Corn Recap

You may remember that this Thursday, the 17th, the Richmond Food Collective held its first event: a free outdoor showing of the movie King Corn held at Once Upon a Vine, the wine and beer shop located on MacArthur Ave. in Northside Richmond. We are pleased to report the event was a great success and we hope to hold many more like it!

Natalie and Erin chatting at the RFC booth.

We had a small booth where we set up some books from the 'RFC Library' -- great volumes on food, gardening and eating. There were several arrangements of flowers from edible plants, and of course the delicious tomato tasting! Tomatoes were all locally grown and acquired at the market. The tasting list included Cherokee Purple, Valencia, Pink Beauty, Green Zebra, Black Brandywine, Roma, Sungold and Yellow Pear.

Shannon prepares tomatoes.


There was a great turnout -- at one person's count we had 70 people present for the film. Some brought picnic dinners and sat on the ground as the movie began.

The crowd settles in.

King Corn starts.

And yes -- we did watch the movie projected on the side of a building! It's a great place to hold summer events, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and enjoyable. I was happy to see all the members of the neighborhood community had shown up to support and learn about great eating in Richmond! Afterwards some interested attendees even asked to write guest posts for the RFC -- look for their contributions soon!

We welcome and encourage your input on future goings on and/or your comments on the King Corn night if you attended. What did you think? We had a great time and we hope you did too!


  1. we were at the event and had a great time. The the folks we talked with were nice and we learned a lot from the movie. Thanks for hosting this event. We look forward to seeing what else the RFC does...

  2. N - thanks for the opportunity to do the photograhy at this event! I found the film to be very thought provoking, and it's message certainly reinforced some of my reasons for being a vegetarian, while also strengthening my desire to think globally and "eat locally."


  3. I am so sorry that I missed it. I was out of town. I can't wait to see what else RFC has planned.