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A Farmer’s Road (2015)
This documentary follows a couple who own and operate Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery in Champaign, Illinois. The couple were both academics in the field of soil science and decided to put all their knowledge to the test. They bought a plot of land surrounded by cash crop farmers' land and transformed it by way of practicing a more sustainable type of farming.
Throughout the film, they share with us their setbacks and successes as they plant an orchard, kitchen garden, and start raising goats. The main product of their farm and creamery is the variety of goat cheeses they produce, which have found a loyal following at the local farmer's market and at various Chicago restaurants. They have also started a tradition of summer farm to table dinners showcasing local produce.
It was educational and heartwarming to watch A Farmer's Road about a local business where they are promoting sustainable agriculture and small scale diversified farming.