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Lessons From Thomas Jefferson’s Farm

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Monday, February 15 was Presidents Day in the United States. That’s why we’re sharing this piece from Forrest Pritchard about a man who was the third President of the United States. But more importantly Thomas Jefferson was a FARMER, and a holistic one at that!

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On August 23rd, 1785, in a letter to John Jay, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “Cultivators of the earth a
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Forrest Pritchard is a professional farmer and writer, holding degrees in English and Geology from the College of William and Mary. His farm Smith Meadows was one of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, and has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington DC for more than fifteen years. His book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm (Click HERE) was named a Top Read by The Washington Post and NPR. Forrest’s new book The Farmer In Your Kitchen: A Celebration Of Extraordinary Farms And Local Flavors is slated for release in Fall 2015, from the award-winning press The Experiment.

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