I’m an itinerant documentary maker who has been visiting farms and talking to farmers for over 10 years.
This story is about an artisan cheese producer who raises goats on her farm, and produces cheeses from the goats milk.
A field of shimmering sunflowers; a flock of hungry birds feeding , and a farmer who shares some of his stories about his sunflower fields. I have a soft spot for flowers. Years ago I took some painting classes from a great watercolorist, Susan St. Thomas. The subject I always picked to paint was flowers. [...]
Carole Anne and Curly are Arkansas transplants (they both hail from the east coast), brilliant musicians and amazing mushroom farmers. Their hippie roots brought them “back to the land” and to the magnificent Ozarks. They’ve been farming now for over 20 years, and know the shiitake like they know their three children. Their farm is [...]
Short on growing space? This is a great way to grow a ‘salad’ most anywhere!
March 21, 2010 Building a local food economy has been a focus of several CUpS interviews, and examples shown through stories of artisans, farmers, and businesses doing just that. It was heartening to read Barry Estabrook‘s review of a recently published book by farmer Ben Hewitt, The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found [...]
New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change. First mentoring under Joel Salatin, they raise pasture fed cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lambs, and sheep.
January 11, 2010 After all the planning, planting, and harvesting, how does a farmer get all that food distributed locally? “Even with bizarre weather patterns and climate change, even with the seemingly random challenges every natural system throws in one’s way, connecting the food they produce with the people who want to eat that food [...]