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Groups promote locally-grown food

Sustainable Table, the creator of the animated short film series, The Meatrix is going on the road again, headed to this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Founder/Director, Diane Hatz, and Moopheus, the larger than life, trench-coat-clad cow and superhero star of The Meatrix, will bring festival goers an urgent message -- "Eat locally grown, sustainably raised foods to help save the environment." Local food is becoming an important part of the consumer food market as consumers want to know more about their food -- where it was grown, what ingredients it contains, how it was packaged, and the footprint its production left on the earth.

Sustainable Table and HOMEGROWN, a campaign of Farm Aid, are teaming up to send a message of food sustainability and stewardship of the environment to people at this year's Bonnaroo festival. Sustainable Table believes that people can still eat sustainably when camping, whether at festivals or in the woods, as well as at summer barbecues and picnics. The program will share sustainable campfire and grilling recipes, which will be posted online at Sustainable Kitchen.

Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN will offer a friendly gathering place for Bonnaroo concert goers who cook, grow, share, pot luck, and search out family farm food.

To better educate festival goers about sustainable farming and food, Bonnaroo will show The Meatrix in one of their tents, and Sustainable Table will join a panel at Bonnaroo's Academy on Saturday, June 14th, from 6-7:30 p.m. to talk about the benefits of local sustainable food.

You can find more information on eating seasonal and homegrown foods online at or or Sustainable Table will be blogging and photo-documenting their Bonnaroo experience on The Daily Table.