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Meyers Organic Farm In Bethel Stars In New History Channel Documentary Series

Apr 4, 2019

A field near harvest time at Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska.
Credit Daysha Eaton / KYUK

On Thursday evening, you can turn on the television and see a piece of Bethel. The story of Tim and Lisa Meyers' organic farm is part of a new national television series debuting Thursday on the History Channel.

“The American Farm” is an eight-part documentary series following the hard work, struggles, and triumphs of five farming families across the nation. The series includes farmers from Virginia, Utah, New Hampshire, and Tim and Lisa Meyers in Bethel, Alaska.

“We’re the first farm ever developed out here,” Tim Meyers tells the camera in a video released by the History Channel to promote the series.

“Tim is most definitely a dreamer," says Lisa Meyers in the same video. "He doesn’t dream small. He dreams big.”

The video shows snow blowing across the Meyers’ subarctic fields, the Meyers harvesting and cleaning potatoes, and how Tim Meyers separates seeds for seedlings using a homemade device created from a box and a vacuum cleaner.

“The American Farm” airs Thursday, April 4 on the History Channel at 6 p.m. AKST.