Movie focuses on Illinois farmer known for selling produce in Evanston

Cameras watch the tending of the Congerville fields in ‘Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm’

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Henry Brockman, an organic farmer who brings produce grown on his farm in downstate Congerville to the Evanston Farmers’ Market every week. “I’m not agribusiness,” Brockman says. “I’m just a farmer. And that kind of insulates me from a lot of the economic changes.”

Henry Brockman is the subject of “Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm.”

Ines Sommer

A central Illinois farmer whose produce is a fixture of the Evanston Farmers Market is the subject of a documentary available Friday.

“Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm” focuses on the 25-acre vegetable farm run by Henry Brockman in Congerville, Illinois. In the course of the film, Brockman takes a sabbatical with his wife in her native Japan, and in their absence the farm is disrupted by heavy rainfall.

“Seasons of Change” will be available for streaming at The 5 p.m. Sunday screening will include commentary by Brockman and the Chicago-based director, Ines Sommer.

Brockman’s sister, Terra, wrote a book about the family business, “The Seasons on Henry’s Farm,” that was a James Beard Award finalist in 2010.

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