Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pastured, Beyond Organic at Polyface Farms

After just finishing reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals", my hubby and I happened to be enjoying a long weekend in the Charlottesville, Va area touring the homes of our founding fathers/presidents. Charlottesville is an hour away from Polyface Farms. The farm is discussed in depth in the book as a source of beyond organic, clean meat, pastured animals.

For $15, why not stop by and take the Lunatic Tour? (yes, that's what it's called) And, so we did.


The Egg-mobile:

Hubby and Michael, the angelic guard dog:

The happiness of "Pig-ness":

The porch swing at the sales building:

Joel Salatin talking about his beeves:

The amazing story of sunlight to grass:

The Splendor of Grass at Polyface Farms from Cheryl Kugler on Vimeo.

And big ole' scale in the sales building:

Lunatic? Not so much!, But, definitely thought-provoking. The day was rainy, making the fields soggy and muddy - which translated to walking the route versus the planned tractor-pulled wagon ride. Note to self - bring rubber boots next time!

Joel touts that his farm is transparent and it is indeed.

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Thanks for stopping by~

1 comment:

  1. Super cool trip, Cheryl! Wow! Sounds like a definite one for us. I keep my Wellies in the trunk now that we have "moved" to the "new" Pacific Northwest where it rains everyday. lol!


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