Film Preview: The Geechee Red Pea Project

All photos by Joe York.
All photos by Joe York.

SFA filmmaker Joe York is just back from Sapelo Island, Georgia (a barrier island south of Savannah), where he’s been working on a film about the Geechee Red Pea, underwritten by Whole Foods Market. A group of residents in the Hog Hammock community are making a go at boosting their local economy through the cultivation of this heirloom field pea. Check out some of Joe’s photos from the shoot and stay tuned for more news on this project.

Farming Geechee Red Peas-Joe York-Sapelo Island

Geechee Red Peas in Field-Joe York-Sapelo Island

Farmer tending Geechee Red Peas-Joe York-Sapelo Island

Geechee Peas in pod-Joe York-Sapelo Island

Uncooked Geechee Red Peas-Joe York-Sapelo Island

Joe York- Sapelo Island-Cooked Geechee peas