Lights, camera, arugula! A selection of Farm video

Here’s a selection of great videos done about and around the farm. Enjoy!

Cooking up a Story
Director Rebecca Gerendasy’s ambitious Cooking up a Story project turned its lens on 47th Avenue Farm in an informative episode on community supported agriculture. There’s the piece itself:

… but Rebecca also cut together an extended interview with Laura on a wide range of subjects. It’s also definitely worth a look:

Be sure to visit the page for the episode itself, where you can not only check out the two films above at a larger size, but browse through fascinating extra bits that didn’t make it into the final episode.

Navarre – from farm to table
John Taboada checks out cauliflower from 47th Ave FarmAs part of an article on "Farm-to-table revolutionaries," Portland’s Oregonian produced a short but sweet little video on our friends at Navarre and how committed to community supported agriculture they are.

As the day unfolds, the [vegetables delivered by 47th Ave Farm] are constantly reconfigured into Navarre’s vast list of possibilities — perhaps whole parsnips, scary roots and all, roasted with tarragon perfumes, or high-rise fresh fruit pies with magnificently crimped crusts. Taboada’s sophisticated, adventurous reach has grown impressively in the last year…

Check out this fun little piece, which was shot and cut together by the talented professional photographer Rob Finch.

The Secret Landscape of Food

Filmmaker Matt Giraud (a member of the Farm since its inception) has uploaded a short film culled from footage he shot in the course of working on a documentary about us. Keen-eyed farm members might recognize elegant squash flowers, chard, asparagus, broccoli — and the star of the show, ruby ball cabbage! — from their own shares.

Matt describes the film as "a meditative journey through the hidden terrain of the vegetable world."

"Get close enough in the glancing early morning light," he says, "and vegetables become infused with the majesty of cathedrals."

Mmmm: an edible cathedral. Sounds good to us!