I'm thrilled to share a conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen — with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer”.
This is part 1 of 2. Click here for part 2.
In this half, we talk about what's happening at Polyface lately (his farm) and he shares how we really should be looking at our food system.
After hearing this, you'll think twice about every choice you make, whether big or small. Do we play the victim card or take responsibility for our choices? It's one or the other.
Get to know Joel Salatin through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Pickled Radish Pods
Take those radishes gone to seed, collect the tender young pods, and pickle them! Click here for the recipe.
Today's question comes from Brenna A.:
“My husband grew up farming and ranching grassfed and is now a commercial fisherman in Alaska. As food producers, how can we really get mainstream Americans to understand that REAL FOOD is worth much more respect and appreciation than it's currently given?”
You'll find Joel's answer for Brenna in the podcast!
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 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin's nine books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan's NYT bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc.
- Polyface Farm
- Polyface Farm on Facebook
- Joel Salatin's books on Amazon.com
- Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
- Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
- Food Inc. documentary
- Pigs-n-Glens trailer
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