Seattle foodies don't need much convincing when it comes to supporting small, regional family farms by eating locally and sustainably. But tonight offers the chance to learn about the lives of the people working (and working their a**es off, at that) to get all that organic, grass-fed, heirloom goodness into our hungry mouths.
Good Food, a documentary by local filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, makes its broadcast debut tonight at 10 pm on KCTS/Channel 9. The film, which premiered last year at SIFF, gives an up-close look at the sustainable food and farming practices in the Pacific Northwest, including tours of Washington farms and ranches and interviews with the producers that have chosen to adopted healthier organic methods in raising their products. A taste of what you can expect: farro fans will learn more from Brooke and Sam Lucy of Bluebird Grain Farms in the Methow Valley, grass-fed beef junkies can get to know George and Eiko Vojkovich of Skagit River Ranch, and responsible restaurant diners will meet Seth Caswell, President of Seattle Chefs Collaborative and chef behind the soon-to-be Emmer & Rye.