The Biggest Little Farm

Showed at Images 5/31/2019–6/13/2019

Starring: John Chester, Molly Chester

The Biggest Little Farm is presented by Fresh Fest, and sponsored by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies and Storey Publishing

Special Events listed below.

The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers who move out of their tiny L.A. apartment and to the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind. The film chronicles their near decade-long attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind— including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, and to survive they realize they'll have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

Special Events through the Week:

Friday, May 31

7pm: Introduction by Brent Wasser, biodynamic farmer.
Brent will talk about biodynamic farming practices and world views.

Monday, June 3

6:15pm: Cookie Reception featuring Clarksburg Bread Co. cookies and Cricket Creek Farm milk
7pm: Film followed by discussion with Sharon Wyrrick.
Deb Burns of Storey Publishing will engage Sharon in a conversation about her experience starting Many Forks Farm.

Tuesday, June 4

6:15pm: Farmers Reception
7pm: Film followed by discussion

Join farmers Brian Cole of Bigfoot Farm, Megan Bantle of Fullwell Farm, and Topher Sabot of Cricket Creek Farm at a pre-film reception featuring veggies and cheese from their farms! Then stay after the film for conversation with Sarah Gardner, Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Studies, and the farmers about their own experiences starting out.

  • Director: John Chester
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“It’s a remarkable educational experience for anyone eager to go back to the basics. In the process, it arrives at a deeper understanding of the underlying impulse, while delivering an emotionally resonant narrative with plenty of cute animals to spare.”

– Indiewire