Documentary Stories

These stories profile a wide diversity of individuals whose lives center around the subject of food. These authentic stories are filmed in a cinema verité style: unscripted, and told in the voice of the subject. We strive to capture the essence of those we feature along with a faithful measure of their relevant pursuits.
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Featuring Ayers Creek Farm Organic Preserves

A great preserve faithfully captures the essence of the fruit and magnifies its flavor. Organic farmers Anthony and Carol Boutard strives for this with his Ayers Creek Farm fresh fruit preserves.

Debbie Dean-the Artist, featured artisan in Cooking Up a Story's new online store.

Debbie Dean-the Artist

Cooking Up a Story introduces its new online store with a story about Debbie Dean, one of the exciting artisans whose products they are now featuring.

What the Heck Is Mead?

What the heck is mead?

I was on a personal quest to find out about mead. I began to see tastings and classes pop-up. I knew it was an ancient beverage made from honey – but what did it really taste like? What a surprise that I found out!

A Low-Tech Organic Chestnut Farmer (video)

A Low-Tech Organic Chestnut Farmer

For chestnut farmer Chris Foster, providing his community high quality, organic chestnuts with lesser impact on the environment is a win-win for everyone.

Creating a Pesticide Free Neighborhood

Creating a Pesticide Free Neighborhood

Mulysa Melco seeks to transform her Portland Overlook neighborhood into a pesticide free zone to protect the health of her community—especially young children and babies.