PBS Series Follows Central Ohio Farm Family

Erin Edwards
A still from "Farmsteaders," directed by Shaena Mallett

Celeste and Nick Nolan are Southeast Ohio dairy farmers, farmsteaders and parents of six whose Laurel Valley Creamery cheeses have become a must-have for many Central Ohio restaurants and markets. On Monday, Sept. 2, the Nolan family’s story will be shared nationwide on the PBS documentary series POV. Directed by Shaena Mallett, “Farmsteaders” follows Nick and his family as they work to resurrect his grandfather’s dairy farm and launch a farmstead cheese operation in Gallipolis.

“More than a story of sustainable food production, ‘Farmsteaders’ is a story of resilience,” said Justine Nagan, executive producer/executive director for POV/American Documentary, in a press release. “Viewers will be left in awe watching Nick and Celeste, building their farm while raising their family. ‘Farmsteaders’ is a proud declaration of rural American perseverance.”

Columbus Monthly touched base with Celeste via email to learn how the documentary came about and what she hopes viewers will take away from the film. Read the Q&A on columbusmonthly.com.


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