The Peterson family farm is located in Caledonia, 75 miles outside Chicago. Like many farms, it thrived for decades and expanded in the 1960s to survive. As John Peterson approached his college years, his father unexpectedly died, leaving him in charge. Thus, John became a farmer, albeit a strange farmer, with one foot in the counterculture and the other in rich organic soil. The film, combining his mother Anna's home movies and footage by his close friend Taggart Siegel, explores the Rockwellian experience of growing up on a Midwestern farm, the calamitous failure of family farms in the age of corporate farming, and the rise of organic gardening and Community Supported Agriculture.