Stearns members and the general public are invited to a mid-season potluck and movie screening this Saturday, August 20th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Reconnect with other sharers and make new friends over plates of delicious food and plenty of good company. If you’re bringing food or a beverage, we ask that you include a list of ingredients in case of allergies or dietary restrictions. The film will start between 8PM and 8:15PM so remember to grab a chair or blanket to sit on. Please RSVP to Ember at if you can join us!

We will enjoy a special viewing of Planting Roots, a short documentary filmed at Stearns Farm over the course of several months. The director describes the work as:

Planting Roots is an ode to the origins of food. In a world where we shop for convenience, not for quality, this short film is an invitation to slow down and think critically about the roots of our food. Planting Roots follows the community at Stearns Farm in Framingham, MA through the fall of 2021 and into the spring season.

By documenting the farm’s harvests, community events and planting sessions, my goal is to immerse the viewer in the world of the farm. An observational documentary, this film is a space for my audience to experience the meditative quality of working on a farm. By giving the images time and space to unfold, the pace is slowed down and viewers are plunged into the community onscreen.”

To read more about the filmmaker, check out Ember’s From the Field here.