I start shooting my May film this Sunday. It's a documentary about a food truck in Austin (Odd Duck) and how it's adopted the Farm To Table philosophy. Farm to Table is about locality, seasonality and sustainability and it's something that many restaurants have started incorporating into their menus. Eating locally and seasonally is good for the environment, but it's also a good way to ensure that you're getting fresh food that's better for you. Incorporating something like this into a restaurant's menu might be moderately easy, but doing something like this on a small scale in a food trailer is much more difficult.
The Farm to Table movement is something that I've really become more and more interested in. Austin has some amazing local farms and a great Farmer's Market scene that we try and go to every weekend.
I'm really excited to be interviewing some really amazing people for this documentary, including Bryce Gilmore who owns the Odd Duck trailer as well as a brick-and-mortar restaurant called Barley Swine. Bryce was named Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef for 2011 and Barley Swine is one of the best restaurants in Austin.
I'll keep you posted on how it's going...