On July 15, King of Crops will host Summer Movie Nights at the farm located at 6950 Post Road in Winston. Saturday night’s showing will start at 8:30 p.m. and feature the movie, “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”. Winner of numerous awards, the 75-minute documentary by Peg Leg Films explores food waste and food rescue in partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.
“It’s kind of like inviting all your friends to your backyard to do the same thing, only the King of Pops and King of Crops friend base tends to be much larger than any one backyard would allow,” said Propagation and Nursery Manager, Katie Flint.
Guests are allowed to bring their own snacks, dinner, and drinks. King of Pops will also be available for purchase. The nursery shack will also be open for anyone interested in purchasing produce or plants before the movie begins. The idea for Movie Nights came as a result of a conversation on how to retain interest in the farm after the massive success of Earthworm Day back in April.
“We are off the beaten path, and getting folks to come to the farm property itself can be an issue at times,” said Flint. “Our biggest challenge as a business is getting people to remember that we exist out here and then getting people to make the trek.”
The schedule and ratings for the movies can be found on their Facebook event page, or on their website under the Events tab at www.kingofcrops.com. Although plans for future KOC movie dates are unavailable at this time, they could be on a future agenda, along with several other events, including their first ever Farm Fall Festival.
“This is definitely a first for us, so we want to see how it goes before we add any more dates,” said Flint. “If people really like it, and it is successful, we will probably expand what we are doing next season.”