Written on 9/24/2015
"The co-op faces the predictable challenges of any project undertaken by a bunch of independently-minded adults. But the most interesting trials are those not covered in other co-op documentaries: finding a reliable local food distributor, locating chefs who know how to cook their specialty beef, and crafting relationships with chefs and restaurants who pay on time."
Aired on December 8, 2014
Co-director Sarah Teale discusses the co-op model, it's successes and shortcomings, and the distribution challenges that small farmers face in 2014. Sarah also talks about how Grazers: A Cooperative Story tells the story of Adirondack Grazers and simultaneously highlights the loss of family farms in today's agricultural landscape. Learn how serious this issue is as Sarah describes just how much farmland is being lost today and what we need to do to reverse the trend.
Aired on November 13, 2014
Co-directors Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale discuss their documentary "Grazers," which follows a group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they create a beef cooperative to hold onto their failing farms.
Posted on November 11, 2014
Sarah Teale and Lisa F. Jackson are interviewed by Laura Berger about the process of making Grazers: A Cooperative Story.
Posted on August 9, 2014
Sarah Teale and Lisa F. Jackson follows several farmers as they try to save their farms from the effects of a dwindling dairy industry by forming a cooperative.