Well it's been a while since my last post, and since that time my wife and I have done a little traveling. We visited Polyface Farm in Virginia (featured in The Omnivore's Dilemma and Food Inc.) and took a tour of the farm given by none other than Joel Salatin himself. What an amazing tour! He is as eccentric as you would have expected (if you've read about him) and as passionate about organic sustainable farming as anyone; just a wealth of knowledge! It was really great to see the farmer that originally sparked our passion about not simply eating organic, but locally grown organic foods grown or raised the right way. It was just a reassuring moment for both my wife and I, knowing that we are doing the right thing by supporting our local organic sustainable farmers.
We have been getting our vegetables from a local organic farm and our beef, chicken, and pork from local organic grass fed farms for some time now and are happy to be a part of something so important; something having such a great positive impact on our health as well as the that of the land used to produce this food. And in case you are wondering, yes we did get some chicken and pork at Polyface to bring home with us and it was worth every dollar!
Support you local lunatic farmer!