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Polyface Primer Series

Pigs 'n GlennsA Polyface Presentation of A Swineherd Production

PIGS ‘n GLENS

Pigs are omnivores, like humans. We don’t use the word glens much anymore, but you’ll find it in old fairy tales and fold lore with names like Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. It describes a forested setting in which the story will take place. This video combines the most ancient hog production techniques with the best of modern technology, using pigs to massage the ecological landscape in exercise. So hold onto your hats, here we go…

Enjoy a virtual hands-on lesson at Polyface Farm learning the ecological benefits and logistics of raising pigs in a patch of woods. Combining the ancient symbiosis of pigs and trees with the most modern infrastructure like electric fencing and no-waste water systems, the Salatin family’s techniques offer hope and healing. Simply put, this is modern nutrient-dense ecological farming at its best. ~40 minutes

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TSdvdcover2-001TECHNO STEALTH: METROPOLITAN BUYING CLUBS

Over the years, we have developed a local food distribution system that we call the Metropolitan Buying Club. We think it combines the real-time interfaces of online marketing with community-based interaction. These kinds of interfaces, without bricks and mortar, using the internet, create efficiencies and economies of scale in local food distribution that we think you will find very exciting.

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Polyface Farm DVD

polyface_dvdThis is the official, comprehensive video about the farm. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth a library of writing. Carefully filmed and edited by Moonstar Films, this is a first class, professional work. Filmed over the course of a year to catch the multi-faceted seasons and enterprises at Polyface, this was a monumental effort and a delightful artistic piece. You will see Joel and Daniel in each section, talking and working in everyday settings. 110 minutes

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Polyfaces Film

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“As the problems of the world become more and more complex, the solutions become clear and simple.” 

One Australian family spend their life savings and travel to the USA, spending 4 years documenting a style of farming that will help change the fate of humanity!

Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, ‘Polyface Farm’ is led by the “the world’s most innovative farmer” (TIME) and uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a 3 hour ‘foodshed’ of their farm.

‘Polyfaces’ is a joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. Produced over 4 years it follows the Salatin’s, a 4th generation farming family who do ‘everything different to everyone else’ as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.

We show how they regenerate their landscapes, communities, local economies, customer’s health and most importantly their soils. We meet various characters and follow their powerful, personal journeys as they benefit physically and emotionally from the Salatin’s way of farming. This model is being replicated throughout our global village, proving that we can provide quality produce without depleting our planet.

Agriculture is the most damaging industry but it doesn’t have to be and this regenerative model of food production could be just the thing that saves us!

We are a family who’ve decided to put the future of humanity ahead of watching and wondering. Together we’ve used and built on our talents to create a feature length film of outstanding quality and power — a fitting tribute to the future that we know is possible.

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The Salatin Semester: A Complete Homestudy Course in Polyface-Style Diversified Farming

Salatin Semester

This amazing multimedia production conveys the Salatin family’s methods of profitable diversified farming like no other. Joel Salatin presents his farming system in professional edited, live-cut video, engaging audio, and in a detail-rich reference guide. This package is a veritable fount of pertinent and crucial knowledge, a unique compilation of synergistic wisdom to help you earn a living as a farmer. The live presentations are presented in DVD video; the audio interviews with Q&A are in digital audio; and the myriad questions and answers from the resulting discussion are transcribed and edited in a detailed reference guide. The end result is an amazingly extensive – and affordable – training guide to help you reinvent your farm. This beautifully produced comprehensive tutorial contains:

  • 18 hours of video on 12 DVDs
  • 6 hours of audio Q&A
  • Digital slideshow farm tour
  • 256-page guidebook

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Books By Joel Salatin

You Can Farm

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For all the wannabes and newbies, this book is subtitled:  “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise.”  A veritable compendium of information, Joel pulls from his eclectic sphere of knowledge, combines it with a half century … Read more

Folks, This Ain’t Normal

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Joel’s newest book was released on October 10, 2011. FOLKS,THIS AIN’T NORMAL is written in Salatin’s entertaining and informative style that reflects his dirt-under- the- fingernails experience punctuated with mischievious humor , and yet it’s a serious look at our … Read more

Pastured Poultry Profits

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Joel began raising chickens when he was 10 years old and serendipitously fell into the pastured poultry concept a couple of years later when a pair of unused portable rabbit runs became available.  Still the centerpiece of the farm, and … Read more

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

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Have you ever wondered: “So what really is the difference, anyway? Can there really be that much difference between the way two farmers operate? After all, a cow is a cow and the land is the land, isn’t it?” This … Read more

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

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THE MARVELOUS PIGNESS OF PIGS: Nurturing and Caring for All God’s Creation is Joel’s 10th book and its official release is May 7, under the imprint FaithWords. Growing up straddling the tension between the environmental and faith-based community, Joel several … Read more

Everything I want to do is Illegal

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War Stories from the Local Food Front Although Polyface farm has been glowingly featured in countless national print and video media, it would not exist if the USDA and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services had their way.  … Read more

Family Friendly Farming

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Joel calls this his soul book.  Right now, four generations live at Polyface.  That requires vision, grace, and an attractive farming and business model.  The subtitle, “A Multigenerational Home-Based Business Testament” delineates the far-reaching implications discussed in these pages. It’s … Read more

Salad Bar Beef

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Fishing for a phrase to describe this ultimately land-healing and nutrition-escalating production model, Joel realized that he was offering the cows a salad bar.  He coined the phrase to describe the farm’s beef, and thereby stimulate questions from potential customers.  … Read more

Fields of Farmers

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America’s average farmer is sixty years old. When young people can’t get in, old people can’t get out. Approaching a watershed moment, our culture desperately needs a generational transfer of millions of farm acres facing abandonment, development, or amalgamation into … Read more

Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

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Written for food buyers to empower them in their dedication to food with integrity, this book changes people’s lives.  Farmers who give it to their customers say that folks who have read it have a new level of understanding and a … Read more