In the spring of 2008 we got a visit on the farm from Andrew and Rashmi Grace, a young couple from northern Alabama. They had just begun a year long journey of forgoing the grocery store and eating completely locally grown foods. The Grace's planned to eat only food that they'd grown themselves or they could buy from farms within Alabama. Read about the start of their journey here on their blog Eating Alabama. Their search for fruit grown in Alabama brought them to Waterberry. They picked up some strawberries and lettuce from us. During their visit to the farm they asked if they could film our farm and greenhouse. Little did we know that one day our farm would be a part of a film they where working on. Eating Alabama is a documentary chronicling their year of eating seasonally and locally in an attempt to rediscover their family history of farming.
The Grace's hope to show people through this documentary how food we eat matters. “I hope people get a sense of how difficult farmers have it and how hard they work,” Grace says, “and that they will try to make choices—even small ones—that will lead to change.”
Can't wait to see this film!