Forrest Pritchard: "Growing Tomorrow" @The Rhinebeck Farmers Market

Event date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
Rhinebeck Farmers Market
61 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Oblong will present this event at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market, 61 East Market Street - (845) 876-0500

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Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat - With more than 50 mouthwatering recipes and over 250 photographs, this unique cookbook captures the struggles and triumphs of the visionary farmers who are Growing Tomorrow.

When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country. In Detroit, Aba Ifeoma of D-Town Farm dreams of replenishing the local “food desert” with organic produce. On Cape Cod, Nick Muto stays afloat and eco-friendly by fishing with the seasons. And in Washington State, fourth-generation farmer Robert Hayton confides, “This farm has been rescued by big harvests. . . . For every one great season, though, you’ve got ten years of tough.”

“One of the most joyous and thought provoking things a culinarian can do is go out into the field and meet the farmers providing our resources. It’s inspirational to see that as a farmer, Forrest Pritchard draws the same energy from telling the tales of his colleagues at work.”—Mario Batali, chef and cohost of The Chew, and Jim Webster, of the Washington Post

Forrest Pritchard is a full-time organic farmer who holds degrees from the College of William & Mary. His farm, Smith Meadows, was one of the first "grass-finished," free-range endeavors in the country, and has sold at leading farmers' markets in Washington, D.C. for more than fifteen years. Pritchard is the author of the New York Times-bestselling book Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm, picked as a top read by The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and NPR's The Splendid Table. The primary blogger for the Facebook page "I Support Farmers' Markets," the largest online farmers' market fan page, he is also a popular public speaker, having given addresses at RAND, Texas Organic Farmers Association, and Weston A. Price International, among others. Pritchard lives with his family on Smith Meadows in Berryville, Virginia.