06 Dec '11, 5pm

A Maine Farmer Speaks to Wall Street: Jim Gerritsen lives a far piece from New York City, in a remote part of no...

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page . Jim Gerritsen lives a far piece from New York City, in a remote part of northern Maine that what was once known as the Potato Empire. But there he was on Sunday - at age 56 making his first trip to the city - to speak at the Farmers March on Wall Street. Mr. Gerritsen, who grows potatoes, corn and wheat, is president of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, a national organization that supports (among other ideas) resistance to big agriculture's control of seeds for farming. The march, from the East Village to Zuccotti Park, was a co-production of Occupy Wall Street's food justice committee and Food Democracy Now. I first met Mr. Gerritsen in 2006, when he and his wife, Megan, drove 13 hours to deliver ingredients for an all-potato dinner at a restaurant in Portland, Me. (...

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