TCN 17 - Joe York - Filmmaker - Southern Foodways Alliance

Joe York and Fred Bueltmann

Joe York and Fred Bueltmann

Joe’s first assignment as a film maker for Southern Foodways Alliance sounds like it was pretty much a dare from founder John T. Edge. Armed with not much more than a camera, a background in anthropology and a genuinely curious storyteller’s heart, Joe made Saving Seeds, which started an SFA tradition. He’s since made dozens of films, sharing the traditions and character of the region with honesty and grace.

Kyle and I dropped in on Joe on Day 16 in Water Valley, Mississippi.

Check out Joe’s work at and watch his inspiring films with the SFA at

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