June 1, 2004: So
you want to be a farmer, do you? It’s a good bet, then, that
a look at the sobering and delightful video You want to do what?
Farming! will motivate you to get moving on your dream, have
you thinking twice, or perhaps a little bit of both.
Featuring NewFarm.org writers and 20-year CSA veterans George and
Melanie Devault, as well as four other farmers and farming couples
around Pennsylvania, this 15-minute video offers real advice and
shares some of the real rewards and challenges of running a small
The film was the brainchild of videographer, farmer, and PASA board
member Brian Moyer. It premiered at the 13th Annual PASA (Pennsylvania
Association for Sustainable Agriculture) Conference last winter
to laughter, some tears, and overall rave reviews.
- Michael Ahlert - Oley Valley Produce, Oley, PA, Berks County
- Sam Cantrell - Maysie’s Farm, Glenmore, PA, Chester County
- Melanie and George DeVault - Emmaus, PA, Lehigh County
- Trent and Rachel Hendricks, Hendricks Farm, Telford, PA, Montgomery
- Darryl Rode (owner of Keystone Pictures), Meadowbrook Beef
- David and Joyce Stutzman, Pasture’s Pride Natural Meats,
Kutztown, PA, Berks County
Production costs for You want to do what? Farming! were donated
by Keystone Pictures, Inc. (http://www.keystonepictures.tv/
(800) 659-5821). Publication rights are held by PASA, which gracious
allowed posting here for a limited time.
If you like the streaming video version, you can buy the real thing
to share with your friends and community groups. Check out these
ordering details below.
The PASA video is available in VHS and DVD format for $19 ($15
with $4 shipping and handling). Send your address with check, money
order, or MasterCard / Visa number and expiration date to PASA,
114 West Main Street, P.O. Box 419, Millheim, PA 16854. Questions:
(814) 349-9856, firstname.lastname@example.org
Allow 3 weeks for delivery. Specify special shipping requirements
if necessary; otherwise US mail service will be used. Contact PASA
for volume discount information.