Forrest Pritchard

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Forrest Pritchard
BornForrest Pritchard
(1974-06-01) June 1, 1974 (age 47)
EducationBA English, BS Geology
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
Notable worksGaining Ground, Growing Tomorrow, Start Your Farm

Forrest Pritchard (born June 1, 1974) is a New York Times bestselling author[1] and seventh generation sustainable farmer, living at Smithfield Farm in Berryville, Virginia, United States. He is a graduate of Episcopal High School and The College of William and Mary, where he won the Academy of American Poets prize in 1996.[2] His farm, called Smith Meadows,[3] was one of the first "grass-finished" farms in the country,[4] and sells at farmers' markets in the Washington, DC area. His books include the New York Times bestseller Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm (Lyons, 2013, ISBN 9780762787258, no. 19 in E-books non-fiction)[1] named a top read by NPR[5] and Publishers Weekly,[6] and Growing Tomorrow: Behind The Scenes With 18 Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing The Way We Eat (with Molly Peterson, The Experiment, 2015 ISBN 9781615192847).


  • Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm (2013).[7] ISBN 978-0762787258
  • 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 (2015).[8] ISBN 978-1615192847
  • Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer (2018).[9] ISBN 978-1615194896