Small Bites is a short film I produced during a creative residency at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado. This project was a labor of love, inspired by my curiosity and admiration of small scale food producers in the North Fork Valley. This rural area on the Wester Slope, has the largest number of organic farms in Colorado and the widest diversity of foods produced. I named this project Small Bites, in honor of these small scale producers sharing a small glimpse into their lives and expertise. I filmed six different food producers, spending a day on their farm followed by sharing a meal with each of them. I made ceramics inspired by this meal we shared and/or the food they produce. View the ceramics here.

 

Thank you to the following producers for sharing their immense talent and some time with me!

Mark Waltermire of Thistle Whistle Farm, Oogie McGuire of Desert Weyr Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Steve and Shirley Ela and Regan Choi of Ela Family Farms. Monica Wiitanen of Small Potatoes Farm and Bakery, Jason Wrich of Wrich Ranches, Suanne and Dave Miller of Western Culture Farmstead and Creamery