Results

Thank you for your outpouring of support for a White House Farmer – we received nearly 56,000 votes from all across the country in just 10 days!

This amazing grassroots effort has sent a huge wave of awareness across the nation.  You have spoken loud and clear — not only to encourage the new administration to make Michael Pollan’s call for a White House Farmer a reality — but also for the larger cause that we are working toward with our farms and with our forks, delicious food grown sustainably by farmers in our communities.

We offer our congratulations to all the nominees, and to farmers across the nation who steward the land and grow good food.  You are all winners, and we are grateful for the work you do.

The top three vote-getters in this poll were:

1. Claire Strader, Troy Community Farm, Madison, WI

2. Carrie Anne Little, Mother Earth Farm, Puyallup, WA

3. Margaret Lloyd, Home Farming, Davis, CA

Claire Strader and Carrie Anne Little write:

It is a great honor for us to be recognized by our communities as potential candidates for the first White House Farmer. We are thrilled at the possibility of converting a portion of the lovely White House lawn into a lively vegetable farm. As vegetable, fruit, and flower growers, we know that a well-managed organic farm can be at least as beautiful as a lawn, and certainly more engaging, productive, and inspirational.

Voting Results for the White House Farmer

  • Claire Strader (16%, 8,868 Votes)
  • Carrie Anne Little (15%, 8,614 Votes)
  • Margaret Lloyd (9%, 5,306 Votes)
  • Will Allen (9%, 5,280 Votes)
  • Nash Huber (6%, 3,553 Votes)
  • Diana Endicott (4%, 2,439 Votes)
  • Bill Becker (4%, 2,248 Votes)
  • Charlie Collins (4%, 2,138 Votes)
  • Shepherd Ogden (3%, 1,899 Votes)
  • Maya Dailey (3%, 1,508 Votes)
  • John Patrick Hayden (3%, 1,402 Votes)
  • Tim Wilson (2%, 1,099 Votes)
  • Brian Rakita (2%, 888 Votes)
  • Colin McCrate (1%, 823 Votes)
  • Dela Ends (1%, 787 Votes)
  • Daron Joffe (1%, 614 Votes)
  • Michael J. Snow (1%, 600 Votes)
  • Rebecca Cague (1%, 534 Votes)
  • Monte Sier (1%, 428 Votes)
  • Anna Mische John (1%, 383 Votes)
  • Joel Salatin (1%, 365 Votes)
  • Eliot Coleman (1%, 334 Votes)
  • Alice Waters (1%, 299 Votes)
  • Michael Peroni (1%, 299 Votes)
  • Growing Youth (0%, 269 Votes)
  • Richard Wilen (0%, 257 Votes)
  • Rainbow Vogt (0%, 254 Votes)
  • Elizabeth Henderson (0%, 245 Votes)
  • Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle (0%, 192 Votes)
  • Growing Youth Farm (0%, 169 Votes)
  • Jim Kennard (0%, 166 Votes)
  • Steve Haak (0%, 158 Votes)
  • Adolf Schmidt (0%, 153 Votes)
  • Jeff Moyer (0%, 139 Votes)
  • Amy Rice-Jones (0%, 119 Votes)
  • Tom Paduano (0%, 108 Votes)
  • Letha Rae White (0%, 103 Votes)
  • John Peterson (0%, 102 Votes)
  • Sharon Renier (0%, 97 Votes)
  • Jim and Moie Crawford (0%, 88 Votes)
  • Richard deWilde (0%, 87 Votes)
  • Grant Corley (0%, 85 Votes)
  • Karyn Williams (0%, 84 Votes)
  • Angela Tedesco (0%, 82 Votes)
  • EagleSong (0%, 78 Votes)
  • John Iott (0%, 78 Votes)
  • Trevor Johnson (0%, 76 Votes)
  • Ed Netter (0%, 75 Votes)
  • Kat Becker and Tony Schultz (0%, 68 Votes)
  • Mark Shepard (0%, 68 Votes)
  • Thaddeus Barsotti (0%, 68 Votes)
  • Mhonpaj Lee (0%, 64 Votes)
  • Henry Brockman (0%, 64 Votes)
  • Kirsten Walter (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Chris Worden (0%, 53 Votes)
  • Fred Lucas (0%, 53 Votes)
  • Sunshine and Steve Vortigern (0%, 52 Votes)
  • Nigel Walker (0%, 52 Votes)
  • John Edward Hagan Jr. (0%, 49 Votes)
  • Terry Himelick (0%, 48 Votes)
  • Alden Booth (0%, 47 Votes)
  • Sue Aschbacher (0%, 46 Votes)
  • Naomi Bruecker (0%, 45 Votes)
  • Vicki Westerhoff (0%, 44 Votes)
  • Jerome Osentowski (0%, 42 Votes)
  • Jeanne Pinsof (0%, 41 Votes)
  • Bill Geise (0%, 41 Votes)
  • Josh Slotnick (0%, 40 Votes)
  • Matthew Gall (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Victoria Farnsworth (0%, 38 Votes)
  • Twin Oaks Garden Manager (0%, 36 Votes)
  • Susan Ujcic (0%, 35 Votes)
  • Fritz Haeg (0%, 35 Votes)
  • Amigo Bob (0%, 34 Votes)
  • Susan Siemers (0%, 31 Votes)
  • Rick Van Vranken (0%, 31 Votes)
  • Louis Dixon (0%, 31 Votes)
  • Larry O’Toole (0%, 28 Votes)
  • The Goulds (0%, 28 Votes)
  • Christof Bernau (0%, 27 Votes)
  • Dennis and Emily Wettstein (0%, 27 Votes)
  • Keith Bolin (0%, 26 Votes)
  • Derry Brownfield (0%, 25 Votes)
  • Bill Sluis (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Calvin Carlson (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Farmer Al Courchesne (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Jessica Hoffman (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Jeanie Shockman-Pollack (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Julie Wasser (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Albert Radke (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Ty Raney (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Jim Crawford (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Lynn R. Miller (0%, 20 Votes)
  • Erik and Gayle Walles (0%, 19 Votes)
  • Rick Hartmann (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Carmen Owen (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Jody Hardin (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Louis T. Eanes (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Harry E. Beal (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Jenny Miller (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Sally Anne Sadler (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Larkin Stentz (0%, 11 Votes)
  • John Grant (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Ron Hundt (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Stephen Brown (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Richard Nellet (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Mark Lawler (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Ian Harlow (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Bernard Nelson (0%, 3 Votes)
  • George Krasle (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 55,871