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And the Oscar for Best Sustainable Food Movie Goes To…

Yesterday morning the Oscar nominations were announced, and while there is not yet a category for ‘Best Sustainable Food Feature’, there has definitely been a surge in Eco-documentaries over the past few years, dealing with everything from the environment to farming, from wildlife and preservation to, yes, you guessed it, chickens.

Some of the best received films are listed below, but it’s a very short list from an ever growing selection. And while neither George Clooney or Brad Pitt are featured in any of my Eco-movie picks, I’m confident that those two socially responsible actors would agree on the merit of the films listed.

Food Inc.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto).

Mad City Chickens
Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge. It is a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.

Fresh is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action. The underground documentary that became a massive grassroots success, FRESH is the embodiment of the good food movement. Their aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.

Dirt! The Movie
All About Dirt. DIRT! The Movie, tells the amazing and little known story of the relationship between humans and living dirt.

Food Matters
Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. Available for digital viewing on Netflix.

For a more comprehensive list of of green and environmental films take a look at this Eco Hearth article.


Weekend Service Interuption

This last weekend, our hosting provider migrated some of their servers to a new data center. As a result of that migration, some web sites, including Eggzy, began to experience intermittent data issues beginning around 6:00 am on Sunday, Jan 15th. As a result, in order to protect the integrity of our Member’s and Flock Owner’s data, we decided to bring Eggzy down until the migration was complete.

Full service was restored mid-morning yesterday and everything appears to be running smoothly. If you do experience any issues with your data however, please email us at and we will address it immediately.

And, as usual, if you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know using the orange feedback tab on the right side of any Eggzy page. We appreciate all of your feedback.

best regards and thanks for using Eggzy,

The Eggzy Team

2011 Smallholding Festival Resources

Local Fresh Eggs, Hatching Eggs, Day-old Chicks and Started Birds

Tukswitt Farm
Fresh local eggs and Buckeye, Delaware, and White Chantecler hatching eggs, day-old chicks and started birds.

Slacks Hen House
Fresh local eggs, hatching eggs, day-old chicks, and started birds.

Holcombe Fluffs
Fresh local eggs.

Mon Reve Farm
Fresh local chicken and duck eggs.

Moyers Chicks
Hatching eggs, day-old chicks and started birds.

More Sources Here…
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Local Groups

Henpecked – Yahoo Group
A group of chicken fanciers in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A place to ask advice, swap chickens, share stories and make new friends.

Chicken Owners Outside Philadelphia
A cooperative of chicken owners living in the greater Philadelphia region. We purchase feed together, we share chicken stories together. We gather to have fun and enjoy pot-luck dinners.

The Trenton Backyard Poultry Meetup Group
A local Meetup Group for people who have small backyard flocks of chickens for pets, eggs, and meat.

Just Food City Chicken Meetup Group
Meet other NYC chicken enthusiasts! Come together to explore chicken coops, attend workshops, share information and resources and celebrate city chickens. This group is for the beginner and experienced alike.


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