Paten Hughes, Heirloom HeiressWhen a major film project fell apart years ago, Paten decided to take over the old garden plot at Kinsella Estates and make something grow on her own. Needing to reconnect with her creativity, she ripped out old plants and trees and sought the help of famed Calistoga farmer Lynn Brown of Forni-Brown-Welsh to create a small farm on the property that now boasts over 40 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes and services some of the finest restaurants in Healdsburg: Barndiva, Dry Creek Kitchen, Chalkboard, Ralph’s, Spoonbar, and Mateo’s.
But she didn’t stop there: she then turned the story into the popular short form web series called HEIRLOOM, currently available on Vimeo.
Garnering over 3.5 million views in its first few months live, HEIRLOOM is inspired by Paten’s accidental adventures as an actress who stumbles into organic tomato farming. Warning: this romantic dramedy is best enjoyed with a caprese.
directed by Michael Melamedoff
written by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC’s This Is Us)
and Tom Wopat as Lynn Brown
Paten sells the tomatoes in the Sonoma/Napa area under the brand HEIRLOOM HEIRESS. First planting begins mid-April, with ripe tomatoes debuting at the end of June.
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