Dairy Farmers remain the backbone of agriculture in New England, but fight for survival in an age of corporate agri-business and trendy artisanal food.
Forgotten Farms explores the class divides in our farm and food communities.
Most people buy their food in supermarkets and don’t have a chance to meet their farmer, as the bumper sticker recommends. In more affluent communities, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer’s markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated. But, there is another farmer who is left out of the local food celebration. New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; fewer than 2,000 farms remain.
NR • 1h5m • US
Presented in affiliation with UNH Sustainability Institute. Post-film discussion with farmers, UNH professors and the filmmakers.