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Good, Better, Best

Kenneth and Judy Anderle grow sorghum on their 114 acre family farm in the community of Mt. Olive just outside of Yoakum, Texas. Much like previous generations of Anderles, they keep alive the tradition of summertime sorghum syrup cooking by stripping the cane in the field, running it through a modernized antique press, and then cooking it outside in a pan over a pit fire. The resulting syrup (or molasses) is described by Kenneth as "good, better, or best" depending on its relative thickness.

Good, Better, Best

Produced by Foodways Texas

Filmed and directed by: Keeley Steenson

Kenneth and Judy Anderle grow sorghum on their 114 acre family farm in the community of Mt. Olive just outside of Yoakum, Texas. Much like previous generations of Anderles, they keep alive the tradition of summertime sorghum syrup cooking by stripping the cane in the field, running it through a modernized antique press, and then cooking it outside in a pan over a pit fire. The resulting syrup (or molasses) is described by Kenneth as "good, better, or best" depending on its relative thickness.

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