The Dyer Family Organic Farm (home of Dick’s “Pretty Good!” Garlic) has been featured in multiple publications, from hometown newspapers to national magazines, even the 2013 Harris’ Farmer’s Almanac 2013 Seasonal Gardening Guide! We are happy to be interviewed (or even filmed) for an article and will do our best to accommodate a tight deadline, but understandably, our farm’s own field and market needs are our first priority. Please use contact information provided on the Contact Us page.
Some of the many articles in which Dick or Diana have been interviewed or our farm mentioned:
- Edible WOW – Fall 2010 – Garlic Galore: Dick and Diana Dyer are happy to talk garlic, by Cara Catallo
- Washtenaw Community College – Fall 2010 – article in WCC community newsletter about Dick and Diana Dyer – Dick’s “Pretty Good!” Garlic (new business resulting from completing WCC’s Organic Certification Course)
- AnnArbor.com – (1) Summer 2010 – several articles about our garlic scapes, (2) June 2011 – several articles in AnnArbor.com about our garlic scapes, (3) August 21, 2011 – “Cancer survivor Diana Dyer turned her illness into an advocacy for healthy food, organic gardening“, by Kyle Poplin, (4) 2012 – many articles mentioning our garlic including “Ahead of the competition: Dick’s Pretty Good Garlic grows and sells 40 varieties” in the Business section. (5) “Of Carrots and Creativity in the Local Food Movement”, by Kim Bayer, Nov 27, 2012.
- Growing Hope – Fall 2010 – In Our Own Words: Diana and Dick Dyer, Growing Hope’s Annual Report, Ypsilanti, MI
- Hobby Farms Magazine – September-October 2011 – “The Great Divide: Bridge the Gap” between your city life and your hobby-farm dream with these tips – by Lisa Kivirist (To be honest, I hesitated to consent to this interview because we are not a hobby farm. So the writer emphasized how we were moving from our home to the farm, trying to balance those two parts of our life for two years.)
- Today’s Dietitian Magazine – (1) September 2010 – Field of Dreams – by Julieanne Schaeffer, (2) March 2011 – Meet 10 Dietitians Who are Making a Difference, by Maura Keller, (3) Get to Know Diana Dyer, MS, RD – Dietitian-Organic Farmer, July 2012 by Julieanne Schaeffer (the actual article is not available on-line, but the link takes you to Diana’s blog where she shared the article).
- Concentrate Media – September 26, 2012 – Dick’s Pretty Good Garlic Offers 40 Flavors for Garlic Connoisseurs
- The Ecology Center Ecolink Newsletter May 2012 – Eating Seasonal? Embrace the Fleeting Glory of Garlic Scapes
- Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP), “At Last: Linking Health Care and a Sustainable Food System (A Slide Show)“ – by Melinda and Dan Hemmelgarn
- iSPY Magazine – Raw Garlic Tasting with The Dyer Family Organic Farm – November 15, 2012, and HomeGrown Festival, September 2, 2012
- WLBY radio (Ann Arbor, MI) with Lucy Ann Lance and Larry Eiler – January 15, 2013, discussing garlic growing as a business plus the economic and health contributions of small farms to State and local communities. (link to the audio)
- Harris’ Farmer’s Almanac 2013 Seasonal Gardening Guide – ‘The Cabbage Clan’s Rising Star’, an article on kale that highlights Diana’s kale blog www.365DayofKale.com plus includes Dick’s delicious recipe for Dr. Dick’s Kale Slaw.
- BreastCancer.org – “Garlic is good: Should you be eating more?” posted on 2.22.13 (Note: Diana is on the Scientific Advisory Board for this organization)
- The Farm at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI) – a 6-minute documentary made in honor of The Farm receiving the 2013 Catholic Healthcare Achievement Award (Note: Diana is on the Advisory Committee for The Farm, Dick helped to build the first hoop house at The Farm and his hands are in the film holding the beautiful green garlic that was just harvested from our fields.)
- Natural Awakenings – “Six Ways to Eat Safe: The Latest Facts about Organics, Pesticides, Seeds, and More”, July 2013 (Diana is quoted)
- The Ecology Center EcoLink, January 2014 – “Dietitian calls for broader training for health-care providers”
- “Stewards of Earth’s Bounty: Organic Farmers Sow Seeds of Change” – A very nicely written article that includes information about our farm in a recent issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine, often found in natural food stores. July 2014.
- “Views on Soil Health from Two Farmers” – a blog post on the Healthy Food Action website, for which Diana was interviewed. July 2014.
- “In the Studio with Diana Dyer, MS, RD” – an interview by Sharon Palmer, MS, RD on the Plant-Powered Blog, January 7, 2015
- “Beyond the Hype” – Melinda Hemmlegarn, MS, RD, Acres USA Magazine, March 2015 (no link available) – an article highlighting how Diana and Dick Dyer are exposing dietetic students to principles of sustainable agriculture on their certified organic farm, to counter the influence dietitians are now receiving from many industrial agricultural companies.
- “Dietitians Fight Kraft Singles ‘Kids Eat Right’ Seal” – Andy Bellatti, MS, RD – March 23, 2015, Diana is quoted supporting the #repealtheseal campaign, to gain back the integrity of the Registered Dietitian credential (RD).
- “Organic versus Conventional: Which is better?” – Today’s Dietitian, April 2015 – Diana is interviewed strongly supporting organic agriculture and the development of healthy and local/regional food systems.
- Radio interview with Chef Saundra Irvine of “The Fat Cat Radio Show” in Toledo, Ohio about our garlic farm (regretfully, there is no link to an archived edition of the interview) June 2015
- “An Early Harvest: Garlic Scapes” – an article in The Toledo Blade featuring our farm and garlic scape recipe 6.23.15
- Fruits of Their Labor – an e-book written by Eric Samuelson featuring 4 passionate produce growers around the country including a chapter about our garlic farm – August 2015
- We Are What We Grow – an article with photographs featuring our farm on the website for our organic certifier Oregon Tilth – August 2015
- Just Farmers or Scientists in Overalls? – Rootstock, blog for Organic Valley, December 2015 – quoting Diana Dyer
- Planting a Seed: Plant-based Diets Prove Best for Cancer Patients and Survivors – CureToday.com, Winter 2016 – quoting Diana Dyer
- Ask a Local: An Insider’s Guide to Ann Arbor, MI – BonAppetit.com, July 14, 2016 – our farm is mentioned