Farmer Joel Salatin visits the Tampa Bay area

04/02/12 Jon Butts
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On today’s program we were joined by who might be the most famous farmer on the planet today, Joel Salatin, with Polyface Farm located in the Shenandoah region of Virginia. Joel is an author of several books, including his latest ‘Folks This Ain’t Normal’; he’s been featured in several of Michael Pollen's books, also in the films ‘Food Inc’ and ‘Farmaggedon’. Joel describes himself as a “Christian, conservative, libertarian, environmentalist, lunatic farmer.” Polyface farm works with nature to produce pasture- based sustainable farm products and jobs in the local region. He talked about the natural connection between us, the grass, and animals and the difference between industrial animal operations and natural grass-fed farms. Joel’s message centered on eating local natural foods and supporting community-based local farms and groups that focus on these important issues. Joel will be visiting our area Thursday April 19: He’ll be a special guest for Sarasota Eat Local Week, with a talk, book signing and Farm to Fork luncheon at the Beach House on Bradenton Beach, http://eatlocalsarasota.com/week; then he’ll be at The Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City from 6:30 to 10:30 for another Farm to Fork dinner prepared by local all star chefs, with a talk about his experiences and the future of food in America, www.realfoodrealjoel.com.

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Tampa Urban Food Forum

This was indeed a great interview of a fantastic farmer. Joel Salatin is one of the most charismatic speakers I've heard in a long time and he really makes you think about your relationship with food. The interview was funny, educational and fun to listen to. Folks in Tampa will certainly be missing out if they don't come to the Farm to Fork dinner next week!

Tampa Urban Food Forum

This was indeed a great interview of a fantastic farmer. Joel Salatin is one of the most charismatic speakers I've heard in a long time and he really makes you think about your relationship with food. The interview was funny, educational and fun to listen to. Folks in Tampa will certainly be missing out if they don't come to the Farm to Fork dinner next week!

Tampa Urban Food Forum

This was indeed a great interview of a fantastic farmer. Joel Salatin is one of the most charismatic speakers I've heard in a long time and he really makes you think about your relationship with food. The interview was funny, educational and fun to listen to. Folks in Tampa will certainly be missing out if they don't come to the Farm to Fork dinner next week!

Tampa Urban Food Forum

This was indeed a great interview of a fantastic farmer. Joel Salatin is one of the most charismatic speakers I've heard in a long time and he really makes you think about your relationship with food. The interview was funny, educational and fun to listen to. Folks in Tampa will certainly be missing out if they don't come to the Farm to Fork dinner next week!

Tampa Urban Food Forum

This was indeed a great interview of a fantastic farmer. Joel Salatin is one of the most charismatic speakers I've heard in a long time and he really makes you think about your relationship with food. The interview was funny, educational and fun to listen to. Folks in Tampa will certainly be missing out if they don't come to the Farm to Fork dinner next week!