NYT Hosts Food Summit, Doesn’t Invite Farmers

Forrest’s response, CLICK HERE

New York Times bestselling author Forrest has been farming professionally since 1996. His new book Growing Tomorrow, Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat debuted October 2015 by the award-winning press The Experiment.

7 responses to “NYT Hosts Food Summit, Doesn’t Invite Farmers”

  1. sheila4467

    I would never want to go to one of those anyway, especially since we all know that it’s about nothing other than having a bunch of celebs getting together to impress each other.
    None of them have a clue about anything FARMING or FOOD related.
    I would rather have a meeting in an HUGE EMPTY PARKING LOT, WITH LOTS OF SMOKING GRILLS AND VEGGIE STANDS ON IT, THAN TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE BRAINLESS ABOUT FOOD.
    Your message is perfect, and I’m thrilled that you said so. Thank you!

  2. Suzy

    Unbelievable – on top of being a farmer, I don’t think the NYT knows how big your audience is! What a shame…

  3. sheila4467

    One thing I know for sure is, I am getting the heeebie jeeebies waiting for your next book.
    Summer 2015 can’t come fast enough for me.

  4. Katherine

    Good for you, Forrest! That disconnect between food and where it comes from points to a bigger and deeper fundamental issue. Thanks for calling the NYT out on this.

  5. Sandra

    Forrest, thank you for calling them (NYT) out and embracing the importance of including the most important players of all in the food world.
    I also look forward to the day when cooking is once again recognized as a life skill (it is definitely more rewarding and fun than washing clothes). Cooking has become what chefs do rather than what we all should learn as a basic skill. And with local farmers and their produce and products are so close by, it is fun and rewarding!

  6. Marie Spaulding

    Forrest – my husband and I are faithful customers of Smith Meadows at the Farmers’ Market in Arlington on Sundays.

    Did you write to the NYT directly to ask why they did not invite farmers? I can not imagine that they would not respond.

  7. Amy

    What do farmers have to do with a food conference?

    Oh, wait…

    The good news is, they’ve got their politically correct nutritional bases covered. No food conference would be complete without good ol’ Marion Nestle there to harp on the dangers of red meat and egg yolks. *Insert eye roll.* Maybe they’d have invited you if you had a massive, *massive* plot of corn and/or soybeans.

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