The Last Farm in Lowell

1hr | 2010
Director Andrew Szava-Kovats presents a portrait of Rollie's Farm in Lowell, Massachusetts, where the Parron family has been growing fresh produce and more for over 50 years. Family owned since 1953, Rollie's Farm has eschewed the corporate trend, and thanks to the supportive locals they've always managed to stay in business. But that's not to say that it's been all smooth sailing for the Parron's; a conversation with Rollie and his elderly parents reveal just how close they came to losing the farm due to taxation issues in the mid-1970s. As always, however, they managed to bounce back, and today their far is the pride of the entire community.

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Topics: Community, Independent Business, Globalization, Farms, Up To The Challenge, Food, Good Food Film Countdown, Monthly Film Festival, Agriculture, Beliefnet, Interviews
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Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
October 11, 2014
A+
All my heroes have been sod-busters...
Fulgenzio Baracco
Fulgenzio Baracco
August 2, 2014
C+
Dorothy McLeod
Dorothy McLeod
May 22, 2014
D
Hate the music
Simone Pellerin
Simone Pellerin
January 27, 2014
A+
Robert Ireland
Robert Ireland
October 23, 2013
ENJOYED THE FILM. shows how the simple life can be so rewarding
Bobbie Kovac
Bobbie Kovac
October 5, 2013
A
Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
September 26, 2013
A+
Tamaron
Tamaron
August 4, 2013
A
sweet film. Never meant to make money, become rich, but to make people happy. made me smile.
Jenny D
Jenny D
July 24, 2013
B+