Feature-length documentary that explores the local food web of Oberlin, a small college town in Northeast Ohio, that has long been a pioneer in local food system efforts.From backyard homesteaders to beat-boxing pre-school chefs, this film demonstrates the power of local food systems to build a stronger local economy and a greater sense of community. Includes a community discusion about whether or not it would be possible or desirable to localize 70% of Oberlin's food supply.Written and directed by Brad Masi with cinematography by Mika Johnson.
Dave Sokoll, pre-school meal chef, introduces the Oberlin Early Childhood Center and their local and healthy foods initiative.
Dave Sokoll, chef at the Oberlin Early Childhood Center, discusses the challenges of introducing locally grown and healthy foods to a pre-school meal program. The children are not always receptive to locally-grown cuisine, but can learn to like it over time.
Dave Sokoll shares his experiences working with Brian Donely, chef of Diso's Bistro in Lorain, to learn culinary skills for preparing pre-school meals that include local foods. Chef Donely volunteers one day a week to develop recipes and assist Dave with developing his culinary skills.
Oberlin Early Childhood Center chef Dave Sokoll shares his experience with local food and the oft-asked question, is it more expensive?
Dave Sokoll describes how he organized a supply network of local farmers to supply food for a pre-school meal program at the Oberlin Early Childhood Center. He draws on the experiences and networks from his time as an Oberlin College student and later as a truck driver for City Fresh.
Dave Sokoll describes how he learned new culinary skills to introduce more local and healthy foods to a pre-school meal program at the Oberlin Early Childhood Center.