BIG RAPIDS \u2014 Area residents have the opportunity to learn about local food while enjoying a locally-grown meal. A local food movie night will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Cranker\u2019s Restaurant and Brewery. The event is sponsored by Ward Vegetables and will include locally-grown salad and pork, as well as a screening of \u201cRevolution Food.\u201d \u201cRevolution Food\u201d is different from other films about the food industry, according to John Ward, event organizer. Instead of focusing on problems, the movie emphasises the importance of establishing a connection with local food. \u201cWe came across this movie and thought it would be the perfect way to introduce people to local food and help them connect with local farmers,\u201d he said. The local food movie night is an unique opportunity for residents to connect with representatives from a number of local farms and community supported agriculture groups. After the screening, officials from Swier Family Farm, Grant\u2019s Family Farm, Hilhof Farm Dairy and other organizations will be available to talk with residents, Ward said. \u201cA lot of our marketing is word of mouth. Everybody has a flyer and a facebook pages and members in the community, but in the broad scale, we don\u2019t have a lot of exposure,\u201d he said. \u201cThis lets the community learn about these places and allows businesses to make connections with farmers.\u201d The hope for the movie night is residents can meet some farmers who can do some interesting things for them, if they are into local food, Ward said. \u201cIt should be exciting, fun and hopefully informative,\u201d he said.