RIP, Mark Newman

Mark Newman, happy-pig raiser and storyteller extraordinaire of Newman Farms Pork, passed away sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. He’ll be missed by food-lovers and chefs around the country and of course most of all by his wonderful family, who the SMEs family have come to know a little over the years. He was a man equally at ease with Mario Batali and David Chang as he was with Ozark bumpkins and, for that matter, yours truly. It’s a very sad day.


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

2 thoughts

  1. Thanks for letting us know Scott. He was a great example of conscientious farming and an excellent example of someone who enjoyed life and made life enjoyable.

    While I didn’t know him well, other than buying his extraordinary products, he shall be missed by me as well.

  2. Didn’t he come to Columbia a couple years back, along with Rita? Maybe for a Slow Food fundraiser? Sad sad news.

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