Food First NL’s SCOFF video series celebrates, preserves, and shares a wealth of food knowledge from seniors in Newfoundland & Labrador through 8 short, humorous, and enlightening documentaries.

Leo Hearn

Cleaning Cod

Leo’s video goes beyond filleting fish. It show us all the other edible parts of a cod that many people simply throw away, such as cod sounds, tongues, cheeks, and one of Leo’s favourites – the nape. 

Donna & Garth

Bottling Beets

Donna’s video shows us how easy bottling is, and talks about the ways preserves preserve community spirit and food security alike, by leaving fewer people reliant upon store-bought foods. 

Garfield & Phoebe

Veggie Gardening

This video is a gem, for its humour, knowledge, and highly memorable quotes about all things gardening-related. This includes handy tips to pester the pests away from the fruits & veggies of your labour.

Warren Lovell

Root Cellars

Warren’s video is about using root cellars to keep the fall harvest fresh well into winter. As the video shows, you can get creative about where to build one. Warren set up his cellar below his shed. 

Marina Ploughman

Fish Stew

In this video, Marina shares her grandmother’s French recipe for fish stew. The sentiment in her video harkens back to the fading tradition of cherishing and passing along family recipes.

Elisabeth Penashue

Innu Donuts

Elisabeth’s video champions traditional Innu country foods. “There’s all kinds of problems now” she says. “Cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure. We didn’t have that in the bush in the country.

Hope & Louis

Freezer Jam

Hope never has to run to the store for a bottle of jam. She grows a bounty of berries in her backyard, and picks wildberries as well. Her video teaches us how to make “freezer jam,” and why she prefers it.

Marg Hancock

Potato Patches

When Marg moved to Gander in 1964, she planted some potatoes, and has been using the same seed ever since. This film walks you through just how easy it is to maintain a potato patch of your own.

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