In This Episode:
Who were Joel’s mentors and their lasting impact on his life
Why Joel wrote his new book, Your Successful Farm Business: Production, Profit, Pleasure
How Polyface is changing their marketing to adapt to a more mature grass-based market
Why now is still the best time to start a farm
And so much more.
Quotes from the episode:
‘We know when we touch the land, it flourishes’
‘The importance of saying no is more important than saying yes’
About the Guest:
Joel Salatin, 61, calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.
He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.
Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer, granddaddy catalyst for the grass farming movement. He writes the Pitchfork Pulpit column for Mother Earth News, as well as numerous guest articles for ACRES USA and other publications. A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders, and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions tied to passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.
You can read Joel’s full bio here: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/joels-bio/
Links for further information
More information about Polyface Farms. http://www.polyfacefarms.com/
Polyface’s online meat delivery service https://www.grassfedbrands.com/
Joel is the editor of Stockman grass farmer – my favorite grazing publication https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/index.php
Purchase Joel’s newest book https://amzn.to/2XqIV5r