Brewing Change by Green Mountain Coffee’s Rick Peyser and Bill Mares will be released in September. Read this book and you’ll never think of coffee the same way again! Rick produced a documentary narrated by Susan Sarandon on his work with farmers and it is a perfect introduction to this timely and ground breaking publication. In a recent survey of small-scale coffee farmers in Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, over two-thirds said they were unable to maintain their normal diet for three to eight months of the year. These are The Thin Months, when families make ends meet by eating less, eating less expensive foods or borrowing against their future earnings from coffee.
This riveting short film brings the day-to-day challenges of The Thin Months to life through the voices of coffee farmers themselves and shares the success of creative projects designed to eliminate this annual period of food insecurity. Watch the documentary After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands below.
Come listen to Rick and Bill at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 22 at 12 PM.