Farmer Joel Salatin visits the Tampa Bay area04/02/12 Jon Butts
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On todayâ€™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 â€˜Folks This Ainâ€™t Normalâ€™; heâ€™s been featured in several of Michael Pollen's books, also in the films â€˜Food Incâ€™ and â€˜Farmaggedonâ€™. Joel describes himself as a â€œChristian, conservative, libertarian, environmentalist, lunatic farmer.â€ 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. Joelâ€™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: Heâ€™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 heâ€™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.