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Blue Magnolia Films.Blue Magnolia Fims and Corner to Corner Productions, in association with Mississippi’s Creative Economy.

A documentary film about Sweet Magnolia Gelato Co. in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Corner to CornerLed by owner Hugh Balthrop, Sweet Magnolia Gelato Co. is an artisan ice cream maker with a passion for flavor inventing small-batch recipes like Delta Pecan, Muscadine Gelato and Sweet Tea Sorbet. The emerging Mississippi Delta company links small farmers with major markets, and significantly helps drive the farm-to-table movement in north Mississippi.

Delta Flavor from Blue Magnolia Films on Vimeo.

Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream.Credits:

  • Executive Producer:  Natalie Irby
  • Producer: Alison Fast
  • Director: Alison Fast
  • Director Photography: Chandler Griffin
  • Editor: Alison Fast

Special Thanks:

  • Hugh Balthrop
  • Sweet Magnolia mixmaster, Hugh Balthrop (photo Thomas Graning)

    Sweet Magnolia mixmaster, Hugh Balthrop (photo Thomas Graning)

    Erica, Ayinde, Mhina and Ameka Balthrop

  • Chris McClenton
  • Donald Sutton
  • Ricado Nava
  • Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce
  • Whole Foods, Jackson, MS (Kevin Coogan, Darrah Horgan, Marty Cribb)
  • Billy Ray Brown
  • Brown Family Farm
  • Peggy Crockett
  • Peggy’s Blueberry Farm (Senatobia, MS)
  • James Bramlett
  • Cotton Field Ice Cream Cone.Chapel Hill Farm (Grenada, MS)
  • Living Foods Organic Cafe (Oxford, MS)
  • Oxford Farmer’s Market (Oxford, MS)
  • Elizabeth Heiskell Catering (Oxford, MS)
  • Woodson Ridge Farms (Oxford, MS)
  • Red Square Meat Market (Hernando, MS)
  • Rick and Shirley Griffin
  • Natalie Irby
  • Lisa Joy Musselman
  • Mary Margaret Miller
  • Malcom White

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