|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Jim Gerritsen
|October 12, 2012||207-429-9765|
|Wood Prairie Farm|
Farmer to Speak in New York City
Bridgewater, Maine - Farmer Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farm is the President of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), lead plaintiff in OSGATA et al v. Monsanto, the landmark lawsuit which challenges Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed patents and seeks preemptive protection for organic farmers from claims of patent infringement should they become contaminated by Monsanto seed. Gerritsen will be host to four presentations in
Gerritsen will be accompanied by nature writer Richard Horan, whose book Harvest – An Adventure into the Heart of America’s Family Farms was recently released by HarperCollins. A chapter of Horan’s book was devoted to capturing the potato harvest on the Gerritsen’s farm in northern
“We are thrilled that Richard Horan is able to join us in
All events are open to the public. Organic potatoes and organic products from Wood Prairie Farm will be featured at the evening dinners. Proceeds from all events will go toward Wood Prairie Farm's outreach programs. Descriptions of the events are listed below.
Monday, October 22
Talk: 6:30 to 8:00PM
Dinner: 8:30 to 10:00PM
Jimmy's No. 43,
Following Jim's presentation, participants are invited to stay for dinner. There is a $10 suggested donation for
the talk, and dinner is $25, drinks and gratuity not included. Advance reservation is requested, please email
email@example.com call 212-982-3006.
TALK AT BROOKLYN GRANGE
Tuesday, October 23
10:00 to 11:00AM
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Tour the farm and share a cup of coffee or tea with Jim and Ben Flanner of Brooklyn Grange. There is a $10
suggested donation and attendance is capped at 24. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
347-670-3660 to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, October 23
Join Jim for a presentation and a 5-course dinner with wine pairings, built around Wood Prairie Farm and
Brooklyn Grange harvest. Tickets are $90, excluding tax and gratuity. Please email email@example.com
or call 718-576-3209 to reserve your spot.
About Maine's Wood Prairie Farm (www.woodprairie.com; 800-829-9765)
Wood Prairie Farm is located in Aroostook County, Northern Maine's historic center of potato farming. For over 36 years, Jim & Megan Gerritsen and their family have been farming organically and grow the finest potatoes, seed, grain and vegetables. Wood Prairie Farm's organic seed potatoes, kitchen potatoes, vegetable and cover crop seeds and other products are available direct to the customer by mail order from its website and catalog.
Wood Prairie Farm is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodprairiefarm.
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Prairie Farm website: http://woodprairiefarm.commercev3.com/pressrelease_101212
OSGATA President Jim Gerritsen Video Interview on PBS http://www.pubpat.org/monsanto-seed-patents.htmComplete background information about OSGATA et al v. Monsanto is available at www.woodprairiefarm.com
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