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Joel Salatin

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 services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.

He holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer and Acres U.S.A.

The family's farm, Polyface Inc. (The Farm of Many Faces) has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet sustaining vision and countless other radio,television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date.

A prolific author, Salatin's nine books to date (website) include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan's New York Times bestseller The Omnivore's Dilemma michaelpollan.com/books/the-omnivores-dilemma/, Fresh, the Movie www.freshthemovie.com/, and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. www.takepart.com/foodinc