The Real Dirt on Farmer John is an epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. Through highly personal interviews and 50 years of beautifully textured footage, filmmaker Taggart Siegel shares Farmer John’s haunting and humorous odyssey, capturing what it means to be wildly different in a rural community.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John was made in 2005 and is an award-winning documentary. We’re screening this film right after our Food Assembly. Order your products before Sunday evening and pick them up on Tuesday evening at our local farmers. Coming in for a bite before the film? Try to be there at least 1 hour before the screening starts!