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Polyface Farms

Polyface Farm is a farm located in rural Swoope, Virginia, United States, and is run by Joel Salatin and his family.

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"If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately?" . - Joel Salatin, Founder of Polyface Farms ht…
What about hyperorganic farms like Polyface Farms in Virginia? Is this what the planet needs?
A small snapshot through pictures and reflections of our tour-based visits. Lunatic Tours at Polyface Farms…
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Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms has been saying this for years: It's all about the dirt; it's all about the worms. via
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. A truly *regenerative* (beyond "sustainable") method of farming,…
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The Salatin family, the Regrarians creative team and their story behind Polyface Farms and Polyfaces.
Polyface Farms and Joel Salatin subjects of new film Harvey Weinstein calls 'truly inspiring.'
Polyface Farms subject of new film Harvey Weinstein calls "an ambitious project and truly inspiring"
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Yikes. This is a really compelling photo. Industrial farming for meat, milk and eggs makes me really uncomfortable. I see why it has developed to the point it is at now, but I wish it weren't the case. I will try to consume less meat and dairy but I'm not going to become vegetarian. Is there a better solution for humane farming? I'd much prefer free-range organic farms like Polyface Farms--one example I know of. I know it's slightly more expensive but not too much so and maybe a more realistic price of what it takes to farm food responsibly (no gouging, honest cost pricing is necessary). I think what we have now is the lowest-price option but we've crossed a line badly disrespecting nature and life around us. I don't believe it's ok to always prefer providing for humans at the expense of everything else around us. I know that's sometimes a tough choice but I can't just look at human health as the only equation. We're one species in a whole big system of life and if we break the system, we break ourselves.
In spite of the beautiful snow this morning, we will be at the Farmers Market! Join us for homemade biscuits covered in sausage gravy, with sausage provided from Polyface Farms. We will also have our Christmas Comfort and Joy stew and fresh out of the oven Chocolate Mint brownies!
Loved your Thanksgiving turkey? We also carry eggs, roast beef, ham, pork belly, and bacon from Polyface Farms (
So many thanks to Daniel If Polyface Farms for the delicious we used to make our
Good farming should be delectable to all our senses-- Joel Salatin, farmer/owner of Polyface Farms / Spendt the day learning about farming
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Finished reading "Folks, this ain't Normal" by Joel Salatin, an educational and inspirational book about our food system and the local food movement. You don't have to agree with everything but definitely worth reading! I need to make it out to Polyface Farms soon.
Over 2300 people attended some 15 events featuring Polyface Farms' Joel & Daniel Salatin this past February in Australia & NZ/Aotearoa. Now Joel & Daniel are above the Pacific Ocean somewhere we thought we'd report in on this most successful tour. Everywhere they went they were followed with rains &...
Best proponent of this system I know is Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms, US - his books well worth reading!
Chris Martenson: Welcome to another podcast. I am, of course, Chris Martenson, and today we are speaking with Joel Salatin, one of the most visible and influential leaders in the organic food and sustainable farming movement. His family owns and manages Polyface Farms, which has…
Wild Craft Permaculture and Transition Middlesex are the host for the Live-Webcast local event. Join fellow farmers, aspiring farmers, and urban agriculture enthusiasts for 3 days of workshops with Joel Salatin, the inspiring owner of Polyface Farms featured in the film Food Inc! at Ye Olde Towne...
SWOOPE -- During the next week, the father son team of Joel and Daniel Salatin from Polyface Farms will be in Australia. In some circles, they're revered as experts in multi-generation farming.
American Meat (the new documentary that takes a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America, is hosting a special series of screenings in Texas from February 11th to February 19th. Earlier this year, American Meat kicked off a nationwide screening tour called the Young Farmer Screening Series. This tour takes place at universities, colleges, agricultural high-schools and FFA chapters with 3 core goals in mind: 1. Thank farmers. 2. Support young farmers. 3. Food choices matter. Information on dates of the screenings in Texas can be found below and online at American Meat Screenings (about the film Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are revealed, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a loc .. ...
"Don't you find it odd that people will put more work into choosing their mechanic or house contractor than they will into choosing the person who grows their food?" -Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm (via American Meat)
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All the (misguided) industry experts agree: a profitable, beyond-organic, sustainable farm enterprise is impossible! So brace yourself: the outrageously successful entrepreneurial farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms is coming to bust that myth (and many more)…
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I have to say I am SO TIRED of everyone, including Food Inc, lumping all meat together and promoting Meatless Mondays. I am ALL FOR CAFO meat-less Mondays. In fact, I am all for CAFO meat-less EVERY day. I am just sayin'. Let's not forget that eating GRASS-FED meat is GOOD for you AND GOOD for the planet. And yes, I did mean to use all those caps, shouting.
Good morning y'all! Shout out time to some farm pages today. these are great pages, if you don't like them yet, give them a like! Hello to Friends with Fowl, A Rooster Named Helga, Polyface Farm, Bumpy Road Ranch, Split Rock Farm, My Little Chicken Coop, Foggy Mountain Farm,Songor Farm, *** A-Doodle Zoo, Three Dog Farm, Blessed Acres Farm, Schwausch Tree Farm, R2 Ranch, Farmgirl By The Sea, Happy Hallow, Gnome Hill Farm, Joybilee Farm, Frizzled Farm, Sin City Farm Girl, And Fortner Chicken Ranch. More will follow later.Tell JNE Farm sent y,all. Grow, Raise, Preserve it's good for you ~Jeff
Join Joel Salatin for a series of one-day masterclasses exploring the secrets of Polyface Farms systems, and how to create a vibrant, diverse, profitable and successful small farm. These masterclasses are packed with practical information and the nuts and bolts of how establish 'beyond organic' on-f...
Field trip to Polyface Farms tomorrow...I really really really hope I get to hold a chicken or pet a pig or ride a cow or something 🐔🐷🐮
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Just got about 100 pounds of grass FINISHED beef delivered! As the butcher reminded me, grass fed beef may still eat corn/grain the last 60 days of its life. Grass finished beef eats grass right up until it takes the trip to the big farm in the sky.
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Polyface farms also raises rabbits! Too bad we don't live in Virginia.
Farmer Joel Salatin, of Polyface Farms, mounts an eloquent, highly intelligent and very detailed defense of sustainable farming practices in response to an editorial in the New York Times.
Hello out there! Zatkovich Pastures has just a handful of chickens left for 2012 - the next batch won't be ready until May 2013. If you are looking for an exceptional holiday meal, or want to stock up the freezer, contact us to pick up a few birds. We are also taking advance orders for our 100% grass-fed Dexter beef, which will be ready in July or August. Our chickens are hatched in Michigan, raised outdoors on pasture, fed nothing but grass, sunshine and 100% organic, non-GMO seeds and grains that are grown entirely in southern Michigan, and processed in Michigan. We are an inspected and fully licensed retailer of the most flavorful, healthy, sustainable poultry on the market. We consider ourselves disciples of Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms in Swope, Virginia. We replicate, as much as logistically possible, Polyface's methods for raising happy, healthy, sustainable livestock. Words of wisdom below from the guru himself. ~ "It is a busy time for the local food movement. We need to be busy because there ...
Looking forward to documentary screening tonight at UVA, featuring Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms
The Humane Society released an undercover video showing horrific conditions at a CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) in Pennsylvania housing seven million hens, including filth and overcrowding and apparently untended dead birds The raising of massive numbers of egg-laying hens indoors and in cages in huge commercial operations has detrimental effects on the birds, the environment, the eggs, and ultimately on your health; research proves salmonella contamination is related to these adverse conditions The Humane Society is endorsing and promoting new animal handling legislation specific to the egg industry. The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (H.R. 3798), which proposes a new housing system that would double the space allotted for each hen, is supported by the United Egg Producers, and has a total of 53 sponsors The solution lies in raising animals naturally and sustainably, as modeled by pioneering farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, expert and author of several books on the subject ...
From crating to cooling, bleed out to bag up - and everything in between - Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms and David Schafer of Featherman Equipment demonstra...
If antibiotic resistance costs business as much as it does us, it will disappear tomorrow. Animal confinement, factory farming is deplorable. Polyface Farms, Joel Salatin has the answer. A clean alternative that protects the health of the animal, the health of the earth and the humans consuming the goods. Check him out and be amazed. Ployface is just outside of Staunton Virginia. They have field days and seminars throughout the year. Go and learn what is possible. You don't have to settle for unsafe products.
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November workshop through Carbon Economy Series will be with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms and Tom Delehanty.
"We (refering to todays culture) view these animals as an inanimate pile of protoplasimic structure to be manipulated however cleverly hubris can imagine to manipulate it. And I would suggest that a culture that views its plants and animals from that type of disrespectful, manipulative standpoint will view its citizens in the same way...and also other cultures..." - Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
presents Polyface Farms' in conversation with Rohan Anderson. ...
presents Polyface Farms' in conversation with Rohan Anderson.
boys, front and center to hear from our hero, Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms at the Mother Earth News Fair!
Joel Salatin, from Food Inc, Fresh 2009 and Polyface Farms, will be on am770CHQR talking about eColi and XL...
I'm owner of Wholesome2Go, a healthy meal delivery service in Los Angeles. We create properly prepared meals from nutrient-dense, whole foods and deliver it to your home. I have a dream of a closed-loop system similar to Polyface Farms in Virginia. I'd love to have a kitchen facility in an urban nei...
Our latest episode is all about sustainable farm animals - featuring meat and eggs from Polyface Farms!
Joel Salatin, proprietor of Polyface Farms and highly-visible champion of sustainable farming, thinks modern humans have become so far removed from a natural connection to the food they eat that we no
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms talking with Dr Mercola. Now this farmer is a game changer. When you hear his...
Beeves getting ready to be moved to their new salad bar @ Polyface Farms
Polyface Farms - When my friend Vanessa said she would be stopping by Polyface Farm on her way back home...
Joel Salatin, star of 'Food Inc.' and 'The Omnivore's Dilemma,' shares lessons for survival from his ongoing experiment at Polyface Farms with Peak Moment TV.
Registered & just watched video w/ Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms on Real Food.
"American Meat," a feature documentary about a grass-roots revolution in sustainable farming -- starring Virginia's own Joel Salatin and his Polyface Farms -...
Joel Salatin, of Polyface Farms has given me permission to publish something he wrote called "Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal..." I am putting it up on The Otherfish Wrap as a six part series. Six consecutive Sundays. The first one is up already and everyone can benefit from reading his treatise. He has an excellent school for new farmers, the largest growth sector in our economy, at Polyface Farms. More new farmers entered the field of agriculture in America last year than at any time in our entire history as a nation! Now, if we could just get everyone to plant a tree, for births, for deaths, for marriages, any ritual or commemoration. Hope is still alive in us!
This is a podcast that needs to be on your "must listen to" list. It's an interview with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms about the current state of our Agro-Industrial Complex and how it totally undermines our true American heritage of property rights and peaceful commerce. Joel is a real hero with an impressive background and knowledge of economics, entrepreneurship, history, food science and libertarian, free market principles.
Joel Salatin Owner/farmer of Polyface Farms in Virginia, who feeds his livestock grass, the way nature intended.
Mag & the future of sustainable agriculture at Polyface Farms:
Reason interviews Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms agro style!...
Splendid article on the future of sustainable agriculture at Polyface Farms:
Owner of Polyface Farms, philosopher, speaker and author—Joel Salatin is all these things, but he’s also the curator of normalcy. Joel shares with Organic Connections his observations on the times we live in and life lessons gleaned from the farm.
Joel Salatin: Life Lessons from a Farmer: Owner of Polyface Farms, philosopher, speaker and…
Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms, VA. took a trip to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak about healthy locally produced food. The quality of the food is only as good...
Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms, author of Folks This Ain't Normal (to be released October 10, 2011), activist and leading spokesperson for local, sust...
Heading to The Roosevelt 2.0 for Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms at Roosevelt 2.0 should be a fun night!
On a "lunatic" tour of Polyface Farms, June 18, 2010, Joel Salatin, owner, discusses the process and benefits of raising cattle on grass. For the past 50 yea...
Farmer Joe Salatin Takes on the New York Times: Farmer Joe Salatin, of Polyface Farms, mounts an eloquent, highl...
New at the blog: A short history of Polyface Farms: an interview with Joel Salatin (part 1 of 5)
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