Good food is a feast. Good food needs a festival. From October 1–3, 2016 “Stadt Land Food” takes the celebration of food out of the Markthalle and onto the streets with a four day packed program of markets, workshops, congresses, street food and more. Bringing the countryside into the city – farmers and manufacturers are invited to present their craft, history and practice in our neighborhood. Sausages will be produced, liquor distilled, and sourdough kneaded. Films will be screened, performances staged and agri-politics will be discussed. It’s time to determine the future of our lifestyle and food choices… it’s time to celebrate the feast!
A conscious move away from existing trade fair formats
Berlin already boasts a central event revolving around nutrition: Die Grüne Woche (Green Week), the trade fair for the conventional agriculture and food industries. Stadt Land Food means to present some alternatives to those. Not pedantically, but with arms stretched wide open. In a conscious divergence from predominating trade fair formats, the festival will take place in the back courts, schools, gymnasiums and bars that surround Markthalle Neun. Agriculture is coming into the city with all its smells and sounds. We’ll be making sausage, distilling schnapps, kneading sourdough and having discussions – like with experts from the alternative agriculture alliance “Meine Landwirtschaft”. Relevant workshops will take place at various spots in the neighbor-hood. A film series (in cooperation with the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema), art, theater perfor-mances, numerous activities for kids, and a multi-confessional Harvest Feast church service will complete the four-day program.