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Polyface Farms, Swoope

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#200 of 330 in Outdoors in Virginia
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  • No tickets ... no guided tours .... no hype ... you find a lovely farm in the middle of nowhere and freely walk the fields to view how Joel Salatin and his family carefully farm to ensure they do no h...  more »
  • Just visited Polyface Farms yesterday. Started by noted author and farmer Joel Salatin's parents back in 1961. Joel Salatin is the person who learned from his father this type of farming and ecosystem...  more »
  • Polyface Farms is a unique, rural, off-the-beaten-path gem that's worth the drive! Joel Salatin, the owner of Polyface, is all about organic, natural farming that's good for both you and the environme...  more »
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  • As a child I had a desire to produce food while caring for the environment and everyone’s health. Joel’s books gave me the inspiration to succeed. I finally paid a visit and was thrilled that the farm isn’t just what I expected, but so much greater. I observed ingenuity and unorthodox thinking in every fence, every building, and every other possible design on the farm. Thank you to all members of Polyface that serve as the shining beacon of hope for future successful, happy, and prosperous farmers as well as their patrons.
  • Awesome place! Joel is single handedly saving mother earth. Wish I had the energy and fortitude to fight the government!
  • A beautiful experience to see it with my own eyes and everyone is as friendly as family.
  • Polyface Farms is an incredible experience for the farmers at heart. Joel Salatin has written books on books expressing his heart behind his farming and it's amazing to see it up close. As (hopeful) future farmers, and as human beings who eat food, we were so thrilled with their open door policy. We were shown a map and told we were able to walk all over. We were able to see into the chickens, pigs, and cows' daily lives. It was clean, though still a very functioning, efficient farm. Though the family has gained notoriety in the country and the world, the farm maintains its local feel. It's not showy, it's down to earth - it's real. We loved visiting here and look forward to making our way back. Thank you for being a farm with integrity and standards. And thanks for having us! Also, please don't believe a bit of what Collin D. has to say, that's just nonsense trolling. I was there yesterday and there wasn't one sheep that I could see, as is featured in his photo, and there wasn't one red-brick wall anywhere within any kind of access to the cows, as in his photo. Nonsense. Just go enjoy the farm!
  • We spent two days at Polyface for a seminar - The Salatins are a wonderful, loving family who is passionate about sustainable farming practices. The farm is an exceptional model of utilizing the capabilities of the land, while also nourishing and strengthening it in the process. We left changed and inspired.
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