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
For Salatin this means leaving behind conventional methods like chemical
fertilizers, plowing and tilling, and shipping food products across the country.
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
Isaac Kaplan-Woolner reached Salatin by