Bed Stuy/ Bushwick

Bushwick Co-op films will give you a dirt-y mind

Did you know there’s a co-op in Bushwick? And they’re having a film series? Bushwick Food Co-Op’s film series starts next week and runs Thursdays through February at Brooklyn Fire Proof to help raise money for the collaborative grocery store. With movies about dirt, garlic and fracking (whatever that is), plus guest speakers, including Patrick Martins, the guy who started Slow-Food USA, it sounds like a solid date spot to take that locavore you just picked up.

Entry is a $5 suggested donation, which also includes a speaker Q&A and free wine and food tasting. Ten dollars for the two of you for food, drinks, and a movie? Jeez, that’s cheaper than the dinner of Miller High Life and cheeseballs we were planning on having at the Levee later. And classier. (But if you’re planning to gorge, keep in mind: it is a fundraiser after all).

Movies screened will be Dirt! The Movie on Feb. 3; Gasland on Feb. 10; What’s Organic About Organic on Feb. 17, and Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers on Feb. 24. More deets, as well as movie descriptions, are available on the Bushwick Food Co-Op’s website.

The film events run from 7-10pm at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham Street at Porter Ave, L train to Morgan Ave.). More on the Co-op itself: It sources produce from local farmers but also supplies foods like homemade tempeh, bread, and artisinal cashew cheese (Yum!). Membership requires four hours of work every four weeks and Park Slope Food Co-op members can get credit there by working at the one in Bushwick.

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