Being an apple farmer in New England is no easy task. “There’s nothing romantic about what we do” says Barney Hodges, owner of Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, VT. Barney would know, he grew up on this orchard and knows every hard decision and sacrifice his father, Barney Sr., had to make when he ran the farm. Now that Barney Jr. has taken over, Sunrise Orchards has grown in order to be economically viable in today’s market place, but with this growth comes its own challenges.
This is a short story about what it takes to make quality food and the hard decisions our farmers have to make on a daily basis.
To learn more about Sunrise Orchards, visit their website http://sunriseorchards.com/
Shot, directed and edited by Evan Kay
Produced by Ibex Outdoor Clothing
Special thanks to
Barney & Chris Hodges