You got the scoop even before I do as I found about his decision here on this thread.
I think that actually presents a good opportunity for this community. It frees the site up to focus on-
- creating a forum for everyone to engage in vibrant and thoughtful discussions about food-related topics.
- remaining not-for-profit. it won’t gradually go down the path of over-commercialization, that risks access to the wealth of knowledge created by the posters over the years.
But with what transpired at CH, and with all that great knowledge at CH that is now semi-accessible because of changes to the interface and search, and may eventually evaporate if the owners decide to pull the plug one day, I just don’t want the same story to repeat itself 5, 10, 20 years later. Hence this site.
Thanks all for getting this site started! Without you it’ll just be a farmer’s market with only one lonely farmer. Cheers.