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Fixing America Starts with Family Farms and Dinner Tables, says Salatin

October 21, 2011

    Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a bit of a

sustainable farming superstar. Featured in the bestselling book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by

Michael Pollan, and the Oscar-nominated documentary “Food, Inc”, Salatin has become the face of a new

farming movement.
    For Salatin this means leaving behind conventional methods like chemical

fertilizers, plowing and tilling, and shipping food products across the country.
    Salatin

has just released a new book, in which he writes that the answer to rebuilding America and curing some of its ills

is to start with the family farm and dinner table.
    Salatin is a third generation family

farmer in Virginia, and works the land along with his wife Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel and their

families.  Polyface Farms attracts young farmers from around the country to its highly competitive

apprenticeship program.
    Isaac Kaplan-Woolner reached Salatin by

phone.

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