SO glad that 2013 is finally bringing some good news to the national food movement.
VERY happy to see my New Orleans colleague (and old boss) Richard McCarthy hired as the new E.D. of Slow Food USA. His background is ideal for the job: born in Germany, raised in New Orleans, he spent his university time in the U.K. with his British grandparents. Since founding Crescent City Farmers Market in 1995, his extensive travel (I wish I could find the picture of us at Terra Madre 2008 with our overall-wearing Mississippi farmer in tow) and his deep interest in world movements have continued to benefit the US farmers market movement. Honestly, there is no one that fits the SF job better in 2013; they now have a coalition builder, an outstanding visionary and a good guy.
Can’t wait to see what he can do up there.