WSJ - George Pataki Wearing Two Hats: Presidential Candidate & Cattleman

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

An artisanal beef stand with a political back story has shaken up New York farming circles since it opened last month at a Manhattan greenmarket.

Unlike its competitors, South Farm is quietly operated by a former New York governor: George Pataki, who is now running for president.

Since June, the stand has been selling skirt steaks, stew meat and burger beef every Saturday at Abingdon Square Greenmarket, a farmers’ market at a small park in Manhattan’s West Village.

South Farm has quickly become the subject of chatter at the greenmarket. Mr. Pataki’s entry into the food scene has ruffled feathers among longtime farmers. His meat, though, has developed a word-of-mouth fan-base.

Read this full article at Wall Street Journal here.

People Over Politics.

  • The current Republican field cries out for a shakeup . . . Do not underestimate [Pataki] . . . He's a stone-cold political killer.
    Huffington Post
  • Don't underestimate the impact of his big brain on the debate stage.
    Mark Halperin
    Bloomberg News
  • Of all the potential candidates, Mr. Pataki has made the most trips to New Hampshire, something that has drawn attention . . .
    Thomas Rath
    former New Hampshire National Republican Committeeman
  • Anyone who says that the 2016 stage has been set has not met George Pataki.
    Ken Salazar
    Former United States Secretary of the Interior
  • George Pataki would make a more formidable Republican candidate than many seem to appreciate.
    Bernie Quigley
    New York Observer
  • Here's a guy who was mayor of Peekskill and figured out how to become Governor of New York. So I wouldn't underestimate him ...
    John McLaughlin
    Gannet Syndicate