Joel Salatin Polyface Farming Masterclasses
Joel Salatin of PolyFace Farms is a world-leading example of how a small family farm can become an extremely diverse and profitable Local Food producer, and how the benefits of Local Food Systems can create resilience, stability and abundance for both local farmers and the wider community.
Featured in Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and in the films FRESH and FOOD, Inc., Joel and his family at Polyface Farms exemplify successful small-scale farming and the growing relocalization movement.
Polyface Farms is a working model of how small farms can produce pastured poultry (eggs, broilers, turkeys), salad bar beef, freerange pork, forage-based rabbits & forestry products, and then sell those products through successful relationship marketing within the local community. The success of this approach has made Polyface Farm the internationally recognised, and strictly local farm it is today.
More about Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin is a third generation beyond organic farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 4,000 families, 40 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin's seven books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan's New York Times bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. Joel's website.