Thomas Keller

Daily Blender Exclusive: Master Organic Farmer Peter Jacobsen

Owner of CCOF-certified Jacobsen Orchards and Yountville Seeds, Dr. Peter Jacobsen has been providing organic food stuffs exclusively for Chef Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry for the past eight years. Despite his connection with fame, he made a lasting impression at the 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Farm to Fork presentation by inviting the everyday citizen into the world of farming. Handing out packets of basil seeds to visitors, he noted, “Making food and farming is very personal for the person. The definition of the farmer is being redefined – a farmer can be someone who is simply growing basil on their windowsill. That little step can eliminate the fear of farming and be the necessary baby step toward changing our food systems.”