The process of acquiring arable land is not as simple as it used to be — and it’s especially daunting for first-generation farmers.
Since 1975, the Randle family has been running Randle Farms just outside Auburn, Alabama—one of the South’s few farms rearing sheep and lambs.
Foodways surround both the cultural history around tobacco-growing and some farmers’ hopes for its replacement.
On the next episode of Gravy, freelance writer and audio producer Jen Nathan Orris takes us to North Carolina, where the ubiquitous tobacco fields of the past—and the food traditions they engendered—are undergoing a transformation.
Ree Ree Wei and several other teenagers began recording audio on Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, thanks to producer Alix Blair, who ran a week-long workshop for them.
Sunday, August 21, Home Place Pastures in Como, Mississippi hosts a dinner focused on whole animal utilization to benefit SFA.
“We need to take care of the land, take care of each other, and leave the place better than we found it for the next generation.” Watch the trailer for SFA’s next film, Gifts from the Good Land.
Though Mr. Scott passed away last October, his story of perseverance continues to inspire future generations.
Just a few miles south and somewhere between Auburn and Opelika, Alabama, Randle Farms spreads over 230 rolling acres.