Off the Beaten Path was a series produced for PBS by Sharon Letts. It was distributed to and aired on PBS stations throughout California.
Written and hosted by Sharon, the series profiled the history of place, art, food, and wine in California, with environmental issues thrown in for good measure.
The series included a three part series on the history, fine living, and history of wine of Sonoma County; as well as a segment on transitioning from grapes to stone fruit during prohibition in California.
Off the Beaten Path also profiled a composting facility using human waste - a controversial issue explained in simple terms, educating viewers on sustainability.
The series also visited historic art retreat, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, before fire destroyed the original dwellings, leaving them to memory if not for this show.
After producing this series Sharon went on to field and segment produce documentary and magazine shows in Los Angeles for national television.