12:10 PM: Documentary - Bette & Dale's Organic Farm

Genre: Documentary
Directed & Edited by: Samantha Schutz
Produced by: Dale Haubrich & Bette Lucina
Music by: Ivan Lucina
Since, growing up on a family farm in Iowa, Dale Haubrich has accumulated 31-years of organic farming experience. And views farming as his essential experience in life. Bette Lucina, starting with as many as 15,000 seedlings in the spring, looks forward raising these crops as she would a family. Together, merging the productive soil of both (what was once) their indivdual properties in Sag Harbor and South Hampton, New York, they now have a combined total of 1-1/2 acres with over 80-varieties of fruits and vegetables per season.
In this documentary film about the love and spiritual benefits of organic farming, Dale and Bette take you on a captivating tour of their land, lifestyle and business which they categorize as small scale urban organic farming.  They have been selling produce to the local community and restaurants for close to 20-years.
"We have learned to grow a large amount of diverse crops on a small piece of land using no large equipment, and a minimal amount of fossil fuels. We work mostly by hand and sell most of our crops within two miles of our farm. Our primary goal is to care for and respect the land increasing its productivity by using sustainable farming practices. We also have a winter farm here in Tubac where we are currently selling our produce in the Anza Market." - Bette Lucina

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