Last March, after looking in the Minnesota Grown directory, Francine and I drove out to a little farm just south of Lamberton and met Kathleen Smith. You might have read our posts about this local grower’s product. From that original meeting we have created some great tasting recipes like the Sunshine Grilled Chicken Salad, Rhubarb Scones, and Two Sister’s and a Friend Salad in a Jar. The one ingredient these recipes have in common is an American grown oil that comes from a tiny little reddish brown seed called the camelina seed.
Last summer our son/brother, Lucas Bryce decided to capture their family’s story. While editing the production he got excited about their message and the beauty of their family farm and decided to submit it to the 2013 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. It was selected as a film to be shown for their Earth Day, Minnesota Made category.
When you submit a film to a festival you are not able to show it publicly until it premiers during the festival. Now we are finally able to make it available here. It is titled Camelina: Seed to Oil. We hope you enjoy watching the film.