Freshly washed strawberries, Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, Orange County, May 4, 2012. 

The project, supported by a grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, involves 25 Karen and Burmese families growing on 2.5 acres on land owned by the Triangle Land Conservancy. In addition to teaching low income families and their children how to grow and cook fresh fruits and vegetables, the project, run by the Orange County Partnership for Young Children, also supports a 22 member CSA.
 From the short film UGLY & WILD: Learning To Love N.C. Fish
 Alex Sutton on Sutton Heritage Farm, near Jackson Springs, North Carolina.
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 Freshly washed strawberries, Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, Orange County, May 4, 2012. 

The project, supported by a grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, involves 25 Karen and Burmese families growing on 2.5 acres on land owned by the Triangle Land Conservancy. In addition to teaching low income families and their children how to grow and cook fresh fruits and vegetables, the project, run by the Orange County Partnership for Young Children, also supports a 22 member CSA.

Sustenance Through Story


Vittles produces character-driven documentaries told through the lens of food. We examine contemporary social issues in the south and beyond, exploring how the food we grow and the way we eat it informs our identity, culture and community.

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Sustenance Through Story


Vittles produces character-driven documentaries told through the lens of food. We examine contemporary social issues in the south and beyond, exploring how the food we grow and the way we eat it informs our identity, culture and community.

 From the short film UGLY & WILD: Learning To Love N.C. Fish

Ugly & Wild: Learning To Love N.C. Fish


Even though your mama said, there are many fish in the sea, we often seek out what we already know. Over the last decade 40% of N.C. fish houses have closed due to increasing demand for imported seafood; which is familiar and cheap, but often frozen and from obscure sources using questionable practices. UGLY & WILD explores how Locals Seafood is creating new connections with venerable coastal fishing families to bring one of the states last wild foods to a dinner plate near you. After all, true beauty is fried on the inside.

 

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Ugly & Wild: Learning To Love N.C. Fish


Even though your mama said, there are many fish in the sea, we often seek out what we already know. Over the last decade 40% of N.C. fish houses have closed due to increasing demand for imported seafood; which is familiar and cheap, but often frozen and from obscure sources using questionable practices. UGLY & WILD explores how Locals Seafood is creating new connections with venerable coastal fishing families to bring one of the states last wild foods to a dinner plate near you. After all, true beauty is fried on the inside.

 

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 Alex Sutton on Sutton Heritage Farm, near Jackson Springs, North Carolina.

Farmer/Veteran


One veteran’s mission to find healing through farming is haunted by the wounds of a family lost and the soldier he still yearns to be. This feature-length film attempts to reconcile the identity of a perfect soldier with the reality of a haunted man determined to hold onto the best chance at peace he’s ever known.

 

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Farmer/Veteran


One veteran’s mission to find healing through farming is haunted by the wounds of a family lost and the soldier he still yearns to be. This feature-length film attempts to reconcile the identity of a perfect soldier with the reality of a haunted man determined to hold onto the best chance at peace he’s ever known.

 

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Un Buen Carnicero


A good butcher listens. When customers at Cliff's Meat Market in Carrboro, North Carolina began asking for cuts in Spanish, owner Cliff Collins started looking for help. Un Buen Carnicero (A Good Butcher) goes behind the courtesies of the butcher's counter on the eve of Independence Day to explore the complex realities of immigrant life while celebrating America's freedom and questioning its convenience.

 

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Un Buen Carnicero


A good butcher listens. When customers at Cliff's Meat Market in Carrboro, North Carolina began asking for cuts in Spanish, owner Cliff Collins started looking for help. Un Buen Carnicero (A Good Butcher) goes behind the courtesies of the butcher's counter on the eve of Independence Day to explore the complex realities of immigrant life while celebrating America's freedom and questioning its convenience.

 

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Grace's One & Only Casseroni


In the summer of 1964, Frank Groce got a new stepmother. A white woman from Kentucky, Grace made a special spinach casserole so Frank could be tough like Popeye in case classmates picked on him for having an interracial family. That same summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Fifty years later, Frank is putting his life back together. He recreates Grace’s recipe and reflects on the experience.

 

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Grace's One & Only Casseroni


In the summer of 1964, Frank Groce got a new stepmother. A white woman from Kentucky, Grace made a special spinach casserole so Frank could be tough like Popeye in case classmates picked on him for having an interracial family. That same summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Fifty years later, Frank is putting his life back together. He recreates Grace’s recipe and reflects on the experience.

 

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Mister Percy's Run


A lyrical portrait of the mythic North Carolina moonshiner Percy Flowers told by those who understood his drive best; his prized fox hounds. During his lifetime Flowers outmaneuvered 10 federal and 18 state or county indictments variously charging bootlegging, income and liquor tax evasion and unlawful purchase of a pistol. At the same time his fox hounds ruled the backcountry version of the sport. A special rule called cunning running was created to curtail Percy's winning streak. It penalized a quick-footed hound for seeing and running ahead of the fox.

 

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Mister Percy's Run


A lyrical portrait of the mythic North Carolina moonshiner Percy Flowers told by those who understood his drive best; his prized fox hounds. During his lifetime Flowers outmaneuvered 10 federal and 18 state or county indictments variously charging bootlegging, income and liquor tax evasion and unlawful purchase of a pistol. At the same time his fox hounds ruled the backcountry version of the sport. A special rule called cunning running was created to curtail Percy's winning streak. It penalized a quick-footed hound for seeing and running ahead of the fox.

 

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Collards In The Cafeteria


Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Frank Fields, Director of School Nutrition, shares the secret to getting students to try and, perhaps, even love this classic Southern side dish.

 

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Collards In The Cafeteria


Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Frank Fields, Director of School Nutrition, shares the secret to getting students to try and, perhaps, even love this classic Southern side dish.

 

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