Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know who your food comes from?
Within 100 Miles (of Austin,Texas) tells the story of four family farms from various backgrounds, all with one common goal to grow sustainable food for their community. These farms are a snapshot of Austin's local food system, detailing a vibrant regional food supply chain.
Before taking on this project I’d only been on a farm once in my life. Growing up in the city—the narrow alleys, bustling streets and (now long-gone) specialized grocers—my experience didn’t train me to consider where food came from. I had never witnessed nor planted food personally. I knew farming was probably a hard job, but never knew how much work was involved in raising food and animals, especially sustainably and organically here in Texas.
This project is a collaboration with the Austin,Texas-based non-profit, Sustainable Food Center which cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.
Featuring & Special Thanks to the farmers in this piece for your valuable time
Kevin & Becky Ottmers
Ottmers Family Farm
Harry, Maew & Penel Simmons
Simmons Family Farms
Jim, Kay & Mike Richardson
Sustainable Food Center
Videographer : Production : Editor
Jo Ann Santangelo
Been All Around This World
Hem & Haw
This project was funded in part by the RGK Foundation
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©Jo Ann Santangelo 2014
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*This is my first attempt at film making & editing : excuse any technical blips.