Over three years ago now a conversation took place between SCCFM and an employee of Hope Services attending the first of our 2013 Pop-Up Breakfasts – an idea ignited. This spark eventually brought us a wonderful gift – a partnership with this awesome local agency and the “Food of the Week” project.
Hope Services has worked with adults with developmental disabilities in Santa Cruz County for many years and wanted to get involved in local agriculture. After meetings and conversation the “Food of the Week” short film project was born. Each week a team of outstanding individuals who make up the film crew at Hope Services visit us at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. Together they capture great footage and information about a seasonal food item and a farm that is growing and selling the crop in our region. At times the Food of the Week also spotlights food artisans – butchers, chefs and the folks at market who take raw ingredients and turn them into delicious, ready-to-eat meals or other treats like preserves or cured meat.
These short films capture fun, interesting information like how to crack open two walnuts at the same time with just one hand and the best way to pry the seeds out of a pomegranate. They also offer up an opportunity for the audience to learn more about specific farms in the membership and to experience the charm and skill of the Hope Services Team. After two years of working together they have built a vibrant, educational library of foodie footage.
Click below to enjoy our short films.