Tom Philpott

Fellow, Open Markets

Tom Philpott is a fellow at the Open Markets program and the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones. He is currently writing a book tying hyper-consolidated agribusiness markets to ecological crisis in California and the Midwest. 


Prior to joining Mother Jones in 2012, he worked for five years as the food editor and columnist for Grist Magazine. His work has won numerous awards, including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He was a cofounder in 2004 of Maverick Farms, a small organic vegetable farm and center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.