Joel Salatin, local food advocate, author and owner of Polyface Farms in Virginia, has never been shy about telling people what they must do to build local, healthful food networks that support farmers and bring better food to customers.
The third-generation, libertarian-leaning farmer has written books that deride the present government- controlled system for favoring mega corporations that produce foods with pesticides, hormones and GMOs while squeezing out the small, local producers who can bring efficiency, seasonality and environmental responsibility to the market.
Salatin also has brought this message in person, speaking to thousands of family farmers, chefs and foodies. Here he speaks at a January fundraiser for Urban Acres in Dallas, a CSA with farmstands in several DFW suburbs.
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