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.

6 responses to “Why Farmers Markets Keep Winning”

  1. adri

    Have you noticed that the same 3-5 farms appear on all those new white boards popping up in chain grocery stores across the state? I’m glad that farms like ‘Dodd’s Acres’ and ‘Kirby Farms’ (both in Mechanicsville) have been able to be so productive, and are making inroads into grocery stores. BUT, I would love to see more farms up on those white boards and for them to have closer ties to the folks they are feeding.

  2. Howard Prussack

    Thanks Forrest,good piece! I have been farming since 1971, certified organic in 1978. One thing I would add is that it should be a law that you can not call a business a farm,unless it really is a farm. Does Pepperidge Farm grow there own wheat? Does Cumberland Farms milk there own cows? Could I call myself a Pharmacutical Co. unless I actually am? Anyways,thats my rant!

  3. Julie Abel

    Forrest, I am truly embarrassed to admit that even with all of the clean eating that our family has been doing since Jeff started his quest to loose weight (, I have NEVER actually been to a farmer’s market. This weekend hopefully that will change. I am so excited! And we are going to make it a whole family affair. Thank you for the the art and awareness that you bring to farming. Your blog is beautiful, and I can’t wait to get your book.

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