This short documentary follows the story of the Batalden-Smith family, a three generation Minnesota family who grow and locally press organic Camelina Oil.
In 2010, the Batalden-Smith family received an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant to assess the market demand for food-grade camelina oil, and examine the economic profitably of growing, processing, and selling edible camelina oil as an on-farm business venture. Shot on location in MN, this video shares their thoughts on bringing a new product to market, sustainable farming, the changing American diet, and their effort to lead a more fulfilling and simple life.
Camelina: Seed to Oil from Lucas Bryce on Vimeo.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant:
- Small-Scale Oilseed Processing: Evaluating Edible Camelina Oil for its Market Demand and Value-Added Opportunities (FNC10-831)
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.