Caption: Jeff and Annie Main, Capay, Cal., Credit: Alix Lowrey Blair
Image by: Alix Lowrey Blair 
Jeff and Annie Main, Capay, Cal. 

Five Farms, Episode Four: Harvest

From: The Center for Documentary Studies
Series: Five Farms: Stories from American Farm Families
Length: 54:00

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Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the families to the grain elevator, the farmers markets and, in a welcome break from work, the State Fair. It's the time of summing up after the long growing season --- the time to decide whether the gamble of early spring planting season has paid off.

Mainspic_small Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the families to the grain elevator, the farmers markets and, in a welcome break from work, the State Fair. It's the time of summing up after the long growing season --- the time to decide whether the gamble of early spring planting season has paid off.

Piece Description

Broadcast History

Distributed as limited series by PRI, 2009

Segments on Griffieons of Iowa aired as 8-part series on All Things Considered, 2008-9

Timing and Cues

00:00 - 01:00 Billboard
01:00 - 06:00 Blank for newscast
06:00 - 59:00 Program
Built-in one-minute break with music at 23:44 - 24:44 of program (29:44 - 30:44 after the hour)

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Self-contained

OUTRO:

n/a

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Five Farms Theme Wesley Horner, Composer Original. None 2009 05:00

Additional Credits

Field producer/recordists:
Ben Adler
Rob Dillard
Camille LaCapa
Susannah Lee

Executive Producer: Wesley Horner

Theme music performed by:
Yi Wei, percussion
Kalindi Bellach, viola

Music recording: Antonio Oliart Ros at the studios of WGBH Boston

Related Website

www.fivefarms.org