Over the past few weeks Kayleigh and I have been filming for the documentary. So far we have interviewed two farms and two local restaurants. It has been really fun meeting and interviewing the local vendors...
1. We began by interviewing Tim from Beekman Street Bistro. His farm to table restaurant in located in the heart of Saratoga Springs. He is super passionate about where he sources his food and has developed a really strong relationship with a few of the farms in the area. Tim believes that supporting the local farms has so many benefits and he hopes to some day grow his own vegetables.
2. We interviewed Michael Kilpatrick from Kilpatrick Family Farm. Michael is only in his mid-20s and currently owns and operates one of the largest farms/market vendors in the area. When he moved up to the area he had no idea he would be a farmer but his current lifestyle consumes his life (He loves it). He hopes to continue to grow and provide the area with great food.
3. Gordon owns a small farm, called "Nine Miles East (ironically nine miles east of Saratoga)." His farm covers a different niche in the area. He provides a "CSA" or as he calls it "Go Bag" to local offices for only ten dollars a week. He also makes prepared foods and hosts some farm to table dinners at his farm. His goal is to make the local food market easy for consumers.
4. Rich owns Four Seasons, the health food store and cafe in town. Four Seasons offers a local selection of foods, vitamins, & household items, etc. The cafe is awesome, (I eat there often) affordable and provides customers with healthy vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/raw options!
We have also shot some footage of the farmers market and the local college's community garden!
We are currently trying to map out a Slow Food Summer Series for the market this summer; finite details to come...