NYT Hosts Food Summit, Doesn’t Invite Farmers

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NYT Hosts Food Summit, Doesn’t Invite Farmers

Forrest’s response, CLICK HERE

By | 2017-10-14T18:13:08+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Farm|7 Comments

About the Author:

Forrest Pritchard is a full-time sustainable farmer and New York Times bestselling author, holding a BA in English and a BS in Geology from William & Mary. Smith Meadows, his farm, was one of the first “grass finished” operations in the country, and has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington DC for nearly two decades. Pritchard's first two books received starred reviews from The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and NPR, and his latest book is set to debut in 2018.

7 Comments

  1. sheila4467 October 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    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 October 15, 2014 at 9:25 am - Reply

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

  3. sheila4467 October 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    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 October 16, 2014 at 3:26 am - Reply

    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 October 16, 2014 at 6:36 am - Reply

    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 October 16, 2014 at 8:42 am - Reply

    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 October 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    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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