The Good Beef

Grass-Fed Beef is growing in demand, but what many consumers may not understand is that all beef is grass-fed and most beef is grain finished. But not at Smithview Farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Smithview Farm prides themselves on quality pasture raised angus beef that is not only raised on pasture but finished on pasture. Meet My Neighbor Productions began filming this week on Smithview Farm and is excited to announce this upcoming feature production.

Sheepishly Cute

Meet My Neighbor Productions continued filming on Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty, North Carolina this week. The team was able to enjoy the incredibly cute additions to the farm as lambing season comes to an end.

Rising Meadow Farm

The Meet My Neighbor Production team began filming Rising Meadow Farm, a sheep farm in Liberty, North Carolina. Filming began on shearing day with Kevin Ford, a USA Team Sheep Shearer from Massachusetts. On shearing day 3 generations of Rising Meadow Farm came together to clean and harvest wool. Rising Meadow Farm will continue to be filmed throughout the spring.

On The Road with Meet My Neighbor Productions

On The Road with Meet My Neighbor Productions is a new “vlog” designed to help share our filming and productions experiences with our donors. These fun videos share the adventures of our film crew while giving a preview of what’s to come.

In our first ever On The Road “vlog” we cover a weekend trip filming the Secret Garden of Survival with Survivor Jane and The Survivalist Gardner Rick Austen as well as our initial visit to Raising Roots Farm.

On The Road With Meet My Neighbor Productions

A Great Week Filming

We had the opportunity to film three farms this past week. From Briles Farm in Trinity North Carolina and Raising Roots Farm in Hickory North Carolina, to The Secret Garden of Survival in the Appalachians. These episodes will cover a lot of material from permaculture food forests and aquaponics, to private meat processing facilities. Stay tuned for our upcoming travel blog to learn more!

Raising Roots Farm – Series Updates

Meet My Neighbor Productions, Inc. will begin filming Raising Roots Farm for a Meet My Neighbor Episode between January and June 2021.

Raising Roots Farm lives by it’s name, raising roots through regenerative agriculture. From aquaponics to free range heritage breeds, Raising Roots has become a stable for sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices.

Following the 2020 COVID crisis, Raising Roots Farm has faced the food supply chain challenges head on by adding an onsite butcher shop to their operations which will be opening in 2021.

There’s a lot to cover with Raising Roots Farm and we’re excited to learn from them!

We will also be revisiting the Secret Garden of Survival with Survivalist Gardner Rick Austin and Survivor Jane (Jane Austin) to finalize filming of their “Nature Culture” food forest. We are expecting to air the Secret Garden in February 2021.

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The Secret Garden of Survival

Currently In Production

The Secret Food Forest (ESTIMATE RELEASE EARLY 2021)

In September 2020 we ventured deep into the Appalachian Mountains were we filmed Survivor Jane and Rick Austin, the Survivalist Gardner, with their Secret Survival Garden. This half acre food forest represents permaculture with a survivalist twist.

Rick and Jane are hosts of the largest Prepper gathering in the US known as Prepper Camp, where attendees can learn “Back To Basic” skills and develop knowledge of our changing world. The couple has also appeared on a number of TV Shows including National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers.”

Agripreneurial Occupation: Writers / Authors / Teachers
Feature Focus: Permaculture / Self-Sustainability
Location: Appalachian Mountains

This feature has been filmed and is currently in production.

Bison Escape

Spring 2020 – Bison Escape with Trinity Bison Ranch and Buffalo Creek Vacations

Occupation: Bison Rancher / Agritourism
Feature: Building Agritourism around a small ranch concept.
Location: Smokey Mountains of North Carolina

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Raising Brahman

Fall 2019- Raising Brahmans with Briles Farm Brahmans

Occupation: Cattle Seed Stock
Feature: The Brahman Cattle Breed
Location: Piedmont Region of North Carolina

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