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 bountifulbrookline@gmail.com 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!