Three years ago, we set out to make a film about the self-proclaimed Asparagus Capital of the Nation, the tiny rural community in western Michigan where Kirsten grew up in the 1970s and 80s. As the daughter of an asparagus farmer, Kirsten spent her childhood working on the farm and was a proud member of the pre-teen asparagus dance troupe The Oceana Stalkers. There was no question that asparagus was huge in Oceana County. Hailed as Green Gold, it was exactly what this poor rural community needed - a spring cash crop at the end of a long cold winter. Plus it was just about the only thing that would grow in their dry, sandy soil. Local merchants, housewives, and farmers banded together over the "Super Stalk." They baked the world's tallest asparagus cake, created "The Stalk" disco dance, and sang their asparagus songs all the way to the White House.