The Biggest Little Farm

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date:
May 17, 2019 - Toronto, Vancouver
May 24, 2019 - Expands
DVD: August 20, 2019
Blu-ray: August 20, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.80
based on 66 votes and 19 reviews
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Cast: John Chester, Molly Chester


After adopting a rescue dog, John and Molly Chester decide to move from Los Angeles to a 240-acre farm in Moorpark, California in order to grow food without the use of chemicals.

Without a farm background, the two get help from eccentric biodynamic expert Alan York. They revive an irrigation pond, build a worm compost facility, tend to an orchard with a variety of fruit, and get a pregnant sow named Emma, who gives birth to more piglets than they'd expected.

However, they find a lot of challenges as well, including California wildfires, saving their crops from snail infestation, dealing humanely and respectfully with coyotes who would like to make a meal of their ducks, and saving an orphaned lamb.

Director: John Chester
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): John Chester, Sandra Keats
Screenplay: John Chester, Mark Monroe
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  • 5 stars "Amazing and informational! Wonderful cinematography. Feel good movie!"
  • 5 stars "great film, a must see, very well done with the graphics, the photography and a heart-warming true story, with a sprinkle of hope for our world. Harmony is every sense. I want EVERYONE to see it! You will be lifted by it."
  • 5 stars "Beautifully filmed! Shows what's possible when "big AG" doesn't destroy a farm and the farmland. Everything is in balance and eveything thrives including the animals. Well done and very memorable!"