I had a dream I was a goat, grazing on a sunny mountainside in Southern Italy. Afternoons were spent breathing the fresh air and eating the healthy green grass. Then at the start of my ten month long lactation period, the farmer’s big-breasted wife would put me on a pedestal and massage me and milk me until I was dry. It’s a goat’s life…a goat’s life for me.
In our never-ending quest to show you how local food is raised and brought to market, I'm going to take you on a little tour inside a rabbit farm - John Fazio's Rabbit Farm.
Yes, he's the same farmer who raises ducks for big name chefs in New York City. But, you should note, he was known for his prized rabbits even before he started raising ducks. And he delivers them fresh, never frozen to NYC kitchens no more than a day or two after "processing" - offering a service that is really hard to find for local chefs.
So, I wanted to share with you the short tour John Fazio gave me. It was never meant to be a video story, but I just couldn't pass up the education. I don't think most people have ever seen a commercial rabbit operation. I hadn't. And all I can tell you is that it's interesting, very organized and very clean. So come along as John Fazio tours us through his facility, and shows his methods for raising fresh, local rabbits.
Shot & Edited by Storyteller: Liza de Guia
For more info on the farm, please contact me on Twitter: @SkeeterNYC
Or to purchase or taste John Fazio's rabbits, please visit Marlow & Sons or Marlow & Daughters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or Savoy in SoHo.
Avance del documental “Isora, historia de una manada de calderones”, que relata la vida de una manada de calderones residentes en las islas Canarias, de su espacio y de los habitantes que comparten ese espacio. Financiado por la Fundación Canaria Mapfre Guanarteme y realizado por Aquawork producciones, que se presentará a finales del 2012.
Preview of the documentary "Isora, story of a pod of pilot whales," in which it is narrated the life of a pod of pilot whales living in Canary Islands, as well as their space and the residents sharing that space. It is financed by the Canarian Foundation Mapfre Guanarteme and produced by Aquawork Productions, and it will be presented at the end of 2012.