The Center for Rural Culture, who neither opposes nor endorses Salatin and Polyface Farm, invites you to decide for yourself with a tour led by Matt Rales, an apprentice manager of two years at Polyface.
Polyface Farm, and its owner Joel Salatin, have become well-known through media such as the movies Food, Inc. and Fresh, and Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, as a model for sustainable agriculture. Their method of Pastured (grass-fed and field rotated) Livestock and Poultry is among their guiding principles. Salatin is not without his critics, however; he calls himself a “lunatic farmer” who is “beyond organic”, where some others call him a “bio-terrorist” in his dealings with nearby farms and whose talk has hurt those small farms who have chosen to become organic certified.
The Center for Rural Culture, who neither opposes nor endorses Salatin and Polyface Farm, invites you to decide for yourself with a tour led by Matt Rales, an apprentice manager of two years at Polyface. The educational walking tour is scheduled for Friday, August 6 and includes “chicks, pastured broilers, pastured eggs, pigaerator pork, salad bar beef, and pastured turkeys”. Note: this is a 1.5 mile walking tour on a farm located about 8 miles southwest of Staunton.
For more information and to register for this event stop by its Eventbrite listing. Or you can join them this afternoon, Thursday, July 15, from 4pm to 7pm pm at Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, located at 4 North Thompson Street in Richmond. They will answer questions and register people online.
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