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Locavore film gets Chicago premiere

Is food grown grown within a few hundred miles better than produce shipped from across the country or the world? “Ingredients,” a new documentary film, showcases the locavore movement — farmers and chefs bent on creating a sustainable food system of great tasting, locally grown food. The film looks at farms in Hudson River and Willamette valleys, urban food deserts in Harlem and to the kitchens of chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins.

The Chicago premiere of “Ingredients” takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Logan Square Kitchen.

Along with the film screening, the event features food from Chef Matt Maroni of Edgewater’s gaztro-wagon and a cash bar with selected beers from Chicago’s Revolution and Haymarket breweries. The evening also includes discussion with farmers Beth and Brent Eccles of Green Acres Farm in North Judson, Ind., and Chef Marianne Sundquist of In Fine Spirits in Andersonville plus networking with area locavores. Attendees may purchase an advance copy of the “Ingredients” DVD for $20.

Tickets are $25.