Forrest Pritchard is a farmer and an author.
We sat down with him on a beautiful Friday afternoon and for almost an hour he regaled us with his farming knowledge, stories at the center of his farm, and how Smith Meadows has flourished in the real food world.
The next day we met Forrest at the Arlington, Virginia Farmers’ Market. We were amazed at the vibrancy of this market. Smith Meadows has its fans. Boy, do they. Just as he was putting the finishing touches on his market set-up, his first customers arrived. But they weren’t just buyers, you could tell these were friends.
Forrest Pritchard brings relationship farming to the markets he attends and his customers seemingly can’t get enough. He's a local hero serving up local flavors.
That’s a pretty good definition of sustainability.