A handful of farmers around the world have figured out how to make a white collar salary from their enterprises. Using his own and others’ experiences, Joel Salatin offers the common principles utilized by these successful farm businesses. YOU CAN FARM, for 20 years, has inspired thousands to start farms; this is the graduate level material refined and gleaned […]
Welcome to Polyface, Inc.
To develop environmentally, economically, and emotionally enhancing agricultural prototypes and facilitate their duplication throughout the world. Notice this does not say anything about sales volume. Thematically, this mission statement addresses farming directly and food tangentially. Good farming does not necessarily create good food systems because the food can spoil or be adulterated in processing. One […]
Once again the debate about climate change is front and center in the news and in people’s minds due to the U.S.’ decision to leave the Paris Agreement. As a chef, the future of food and farming is a critical issue that affects your livelihood. The debate around […]
Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
- Salad Bar Beef
- Pigaerator Pork
- Pastured Poultry (Eggs, Broilers, Turkeys)
- Forage-Based Rabbits
- Forestry Products
We are in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture. Writing, speaking, and farm tours offer various message venues.
Experience the satisfaction of knowing your food and your farmer, building community. We are your clean meat connection.
“As the problems of the world become more and more complex, the solutions become clear and simple.”
One Australian family spent 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.