Website poster of Patty Genter, star of The Soul of A Farmer

 

 

 

THE FILM IS FINISHED

submitting to festivals
wide release late summer

 

The Soul of A Farmer follows Patty Gentry, a former chef, as she battles to earn a living on her three acre Early Girl Farm on Long Island. Isabella Rossellini, from whom Patty rents her land tells us, “Patty is the Picasso of vegetables!”

The 35 minute documentary explodes the romance of Farm-To-Table. Buying fresh produce directly from farmers and at farm stands is wonderful. But for the farmer, sitting across from us, her job is a constant struggle. We watch Patty work her butt off with her mostly female team seven days a week, trying grow the vegetables her top chef clients treasure, figure out ways to improve her yield, make the soil healthy, and stay afloat.  

Also featured:
Isabella Rossellini, actor/activist, daughter of Ingrid Bergman, owns the land Patty rents in Brookhaven, Long Island, saving 18 acres from development.
Missy Robbins, chef/restaurateur, Lilia and Misi in Brooklyn. Best Chef NYC James Beard Foundation,
Chef-of-the-Year Esquire.
Andrew Tarlow, restaurateur, Roman’s, Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, Achilles Heel.
“The restaurateur who invented Brooklyn,” Bon Appetit.
Anita Lo, Anisa, Michelin star, NY Times three stars in Greenwich Village (closed). Iron Chef winner beating Mario Batali.
Sohui Kim, Insa, Gage & Tollner, The Good Fork (closed) all in Brooklyn. Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list five years running, “Essential Eater 38” list three years in a row.
Mary Attea, chef, The Musket Room, former executive chef Anissa (closed) both in Manhattan.
Jennifer Lasker, Patty’s partner, now wife.

 

All photos are cleared for publication.
Please credit Florentine Films.

Patty preparing peppers to send to chefs.
A beautiful view of Early Girl Farm with Patty's brightly colored rooster sculpture in the foreground.
The Early Girl Farmstand with vegetables beautifully laid out.
actor Isabella Rossellini
director Roger Sherman and farmer, star Patty Gentry
Patty Gentry in greenhouse holding up pumpkin with very long stem
Patty Gentry holding up freshly picked scallions