Resources & Recipes

Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 Summer Film Series: The Harvest/La Cosecha

Bountiful Brookline is excited to announce the first film in our 2016 Summer Film Series, The Harvest/La Cosecha. This compelling film profiles three American children who labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. Zulema, Perla and Victor travel from Texas' onion fields to Michigan's apple orchards all the way to Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest and to feed America.

Please join us July 12th from 6-8 p.m. in the Brookline Interactive Group theater located on the third floor, 46 Tappan Street, Brookline, MA, 02445 (top floor of BHS' Unified Arts Building). Seasonal local food snacks will be provided. Discussion to follow the film.

Tickets are now available and can be reserved here! Single Admission Ticket $5, Series Ticket $12

If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to seeing you in the theater!

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Film and Conversation Continues this Summer!

Yearning to watch compelling food films? Hoping to taste delicious snacks from local producers? Want to escape the hot summer sun in an air conditioned theater?

Join us this summer for our second annual Summer Film Series. This year we will be showcasing three films that depict the real cost of food and the local food movements taking place across the US.

Tuesday, July 12
The Harvest / La Cosecha

Tuesday, August 9
Edible City: Grow the Future

Tuesday, September 13

All films start at 6pm
Stay for snacks and conversation

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit our Events page!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Waste Not, Want Not: The Wasted Food Conversation

Too big, too small, too ripe, too much?? The conversation over wasted food is happening on a local and global scale, and what’s the result? Many wonderful ideas for continued work towards a food system where NO food is wasted.

The community dinner hosted by
Rifrullo Café this January showcased the strong will of the Brookline community to combat the issue of wasted food head on. By choosing with our forks we can decide how much is too much and that ugly food never means inedible food.

Rifrullo owner Colleen Suhanosky envisioned a meal made entirely of ingredients found around her kitchen – no need to purchase excess when with a little creativity you can make a meal out of almost anything. This includes the pre-meal olive and dried grape plate. Colleen used dried grapes found in her refrigerator, soaked them in vinegar and herbs, and created a dynamite food sensation. Visit our “
Resources & Recipespage for another of Colleen’s creative recipes!

Ideas for combating the wasted food issue in the Brookline community include a central location
composting drop off site within the town; creating a wasted food cookbook for those adventurous enough to accept the challenge of using every piece of food they buy-leaving nothing wasted or wanted; an adult education class on wasted food cooking; and making sure town events include accessible composting bins.

Around the world citizens and lawmakers in Denmark and France are leading the way to preventing food waste! France has even gone so far as to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them to donate it to charities and food banks. Check out these articles on
Denmark and France to learn more, and envision a waste-free Brookline!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Now that we have had a chance to digest Just Eat It and the thought-provoking discussion that followed at Bountiful Brookline's 2015 Food Day event, let us reflect on some highlights from the day as we move through the holiday season, a time notorious for celebrating food and bounty. Don't forget, preparing just enough rather than excess amounts of food for your guests this holiday season should not be embarrassing, it should be for what we aim!

It was great to have the Brookline High School Food Justice Committee's help, and their views of the day speak to the energy and passion of the Brookline community: "The overall effect was a unified feeling of Brookline combatting food waste issues together. We felt a sense of belonging, and were glad to connect with other groups in our community who are interested in the same ideas as ourselves". The energy of the attendees as they exited the event was palpable, and Lizzy Filine of the Food Justice Committee "felt that everyone leaving the room after the presentation had a new-found energy and passion for reversing food waste on a small scale. This was an event with impact, and I am proud to say I am part of a community which takes food issues so seriously".

Did you miss the event? Listen to the podcast!

Thanks to all who made the event a success: The Lincoln School students, Nataka Crayton-Walker, Doug Rauch, Alden Cadwell, Jim Solomon, Ashley Stanley, Whole Foods, Rifrullo Cafe, Bootstrap Compost, Boston Organics, Brookline Public Works, Brookline Rotary, Elias Audi, Bountiful Pantry, the Town of Brookline Food Service, BHS Food Justice Committee, Ed Gilbert and our dedicated event committee!

Monday, September 21, 2015

National Food Day: "Just Eat It" Food Waste Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join Bountiful Brookline and the Brookline Public Schools Food Services Department at a public event to mark the fifth annual National Food Day. This day seeks to promote real food and to increase awareness of food issues and food access across America.

We will feature a screening of the film “Just Eat It an entertaining, yet compelling exploration of food waste from field to landfill.  

Following the film a panel of local experts representing different stages of food production, sales, procurement and recovery will discuss the impact of food waste on hunger, resources and the environment.  

Panelists include:

Doug Rauch, Daily Table, Dorchester
Ashley Stanley, Lovin' Spoonfuls, Boston
Jim Solomon, The Fireplace, Brookline
Alden Caldwell, Director, Brookline Public Schools Food Service, Brookline
Nataka Crayton-Walker, Farmer, City Growers, Boston

Healthy snacks will be sold by Lincoln School students to raise funds for their new school garden.

Bountiful Brookline is a sponsored project of the Brookline Community Foundation. Donations to Bountiful Brookline should be made payable to: BCF/Bountiful Brookline.

Tickets?: Can be reserved here!

When?: Sunday, October 25th from 2-5 p.m.

Where?: William H. Lincoln School (auditorium)

19 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA, 02445

Check out the trailer!


Are volunteer opportunities available?

To get a taste of Bountiful Brookline on October 25th, contact us!

Want to help plan film events, contribute posts and images on local food ideas and issues, and create community get-togethers?

Contact us @ to get involved!

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The event location is accessible by bike, bus, T and car.

If driving: There is limited parking at the school front entrance and on-street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. The main school parking lot is at the dead end of Hedge Road off of Route 9 East. If parking in the school lot, please enter through the back entrance and proceed to the front lobby for registration.

The closest T stop is Brookline Hills on the "D" Green line.

Will there be tickets available for purchase at the door on the 25th?
This event is expected to reach capacity before the 25th. However, if space is still available on the 25th, we will post a notice on our Facebook page to that effect. Additionally, we will accept cash or check donations at the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please feel free to email us with any questions at!