Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Sapelo Red Peas

Residents of the Hog Hammock community in Sapelo Island, Georgia, believe that the Geechee Red Pea is their key to economic development.

Viet Cajun

“It’s sort of Vietnamese trial and tribulation in a little bag.”

Like Father by Joe York

This new documentary from Joe York celebrates the craft and work of Zach Parker, owner and pitmaster of Scott’s-Parker’s Bar-B-Que in Lexington, Tennessee.

SFA Films at Pop Up Oxford

January 25, watch SFA films based in Mississippi, followed by discussion with John T Edge, Joe York, Ron Shapiro, and Alan Arrivee.

The Joy of Listening

In case you missed it, oral historian Amy C. Evans recently interviewed SFA filmmaker Joe York for The Local Palate.

Film: The Gospel of the Alabama Oyster

Lane Zirlott calls it an oyster revolution—one that focuses on presentation as much as taste, and enables hard-working families to make a consistent living on the Alabama waters.