What does Homegrown with Heart mean?
These films will show you.
Farming is truly a labor of love for the four farm families featured in these short 3-4 minute films. We teamed up with local Catskills filmmaker Isaac Green Diebboll to bring you a glimpse of the work–and the heart–that goes into the food you find at our local farmers markets. Enjoy, and see you at the market.
Meet & Shop with Majestic Farms
Meet and Shop with Beaverdam Brook Farm
“People want to know their farmer. I’ve been to weddings, baptisms of families I met at the market.” -Matt Burns, Beaverdam Brook Farm in the Sullivan Catskills.
Meet and Shop with the Diehl Farm
Justin Sutherland of Somewhere in Time Farm shares how his mother and the Diehl family influenced his life’s philosophy and work.
Sullivan Catskills Farmers Markets:
UNITY: While each farmers market in Sullivan County is independently operated, we’re coming together to improve your market experience.
HEALTH: We’re committed to helping you eat healthier by bringing in local fruits, vegetables, plus dairy, meat, baked goods and more!
QUALITY: Only farmers markets in Sullivan County who meet quality standards and support local farmers can use the Homegrown with Heart logo.
CARE: Local farmers have heart: they take pride in bringing the best to Sullivan County farmers markets – so you can bring the best home.
CONNECTION: Where else can you meet all the farmers behind your food? Plus, farmers love sharing recipes and insider tips!
Get to Know the Filmmaker
People have to understand what the farmer goes through.
“That’s what Matt Burns of Beaverdam Brook Farm said when I was filming him. That’s why I make films.
I want to get to the core of each person’s humanity, show what they love to do and share that with the people in their community. So we can better understand the people we live with. Sometimes all we need is a reason, I try to create that reason with my films.
The farmers of Sullivan County have a painful past, many have lost their farms and have gone out of business.
As someone who lives in Sullivan County, it’s an honor to share these stories of four different Sullivan County farms who have found success, and to support them by sharing their hard work and to hopefully inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
W Design created the branding and marketing materials for Sullivan County Farmers Markets.