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Folks, This Ain't Normal

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 283 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2011-10-10
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781455505685

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From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice--practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure--make FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL a must-read book.

Your Successful Farm Business

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : Polyface
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Agricultural ecology
ISBN : 0963810987

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Twenty years ago Joel Salatin wrote You Can Farm, which has launched thousands of farm entrepreneurs around the world. With another 20 years of experience under his belt, bringing him to the half-century mark as a full-time farmer, he decided to build on that foundation with a sequel, a graduate level curriculum. Everyone who reads and enjoys that previous work will benefit from this additional information. In those 20 years, Polyface Farm progressed from a small family operation to a 20-person, 6,000-customer, 50-restaurant business, all without sales targets, government grants, or an off-farm nest egg. As a germination tray for new farmers ready to take over the 50 percent of America's agricultural equity that will become available over the next two decades, Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley stands as a beacon of hope in a food and farming system floundering in dysfunction: toxicity, pathogenicity, nutrient deficiency, bankruptcy, geezers, and erosion. Speaking into that fear and confusion, Salatin offers a pathway to success, with production, profit, and pleasure thrown in for good measure.

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : Polyface
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Agriculture
ISBN : 0963810960

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This book describes, with stories and evangelistic fervor, the breadth and depth of the paradigm differences between healing and exploitive food systems. Salatin explains both the rationale for and satisfaction from a solar-driven, pastured-based, locally-marketed, symbiotic, synergistic, relationally-oriented farm.

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Cooking
ISBN : CORNELL:31924103813980

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Holy Cows and Hog Heaven is written by an honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic clean good farmer. His goal is to: Empower food buyers to pursue positive alternatives to the industrialized food system Bring clean food farmers and their patrons into a teamwork relationship Marry the best of western technology with the soul of eastern ethics Educate food buyers about productions Create a food system that enhances nature's ecology for future generations Holy Cows and Hog Heaven has an overriding objective of encouraging every food buyer to embrace the notion that menus are a conscious decision, creating the next generation's world one bite at a time.

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : FaithWords
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781455536962

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From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles. What on earth is THE MARVELOUS PIGNESS OF PIGS? It's an inspiring call to action for people of faith . . . a heartfelt plea to heed the Bible's guidance . . . . It's an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. With warmth and with humor, but with no less piercing criticism of the industrial food complex, Salatin brings readers on a fascinating journey of farming, food and faith. Readers will not say grace over their plates the same way ever again.

Beyond Labels

Author : Sina McCullough,Joel Salatin
Publisher : Polyface
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2020-06-12
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 1733686606

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Beyond Labels by Sina McCullough,Joel Salatin Pdf

"If you are overwhelmed by conflicting diet advice, or you don't know where to start or who to trust, Beyond Labels will help you figure out what to put on your plate. Joel Salatin, a farmer who is blazing the trail for regenerative farm practices, and Sina McCullough, a Ph. D. in Nutrition who actually understands unpronounceable carbon chains, bring you on a journey from generally unhealthy food and farming to an ultimately healing place. Through compelling discussions and humor, they share practical and easily doable tips including: what to eat, how to find it and prepare it, how to save money and time in the kitchen, and how to stay true to your principles in our modern culture. Whether you are just starting your health journey or you grow all of your own food, this book is designed to meet you where you are and motivate you to take the next step in your healing journey - ultimately bringing you closer to health, happiness, and freedom."--Back cover

Holy Shit

Author : Gene Logsdon
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2010-08-30
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781603583107

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In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value-but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline. With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like: How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly How to operate a small manure spreader How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure How to compost cat and dog waste How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes, and How to get rid ourselves of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine. Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : Polyface
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Family farms
ISBN : 0963810952

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Everything I Want to Do is Illegal by Joel Salatin Pdf

Discusses the struggles that farmers have with government regulations and perceptions from the public over food fears, and looks for solutions to these problems.

The Good Food Revolution

Author : Will Allen,Charles Wilson
Publisher : Avery
Page : 301 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2013-07-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781592407606

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Previously published as a Gotham Books hardcover edition.

Year of the Cow

Author : Jared Stone
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 251 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2015-04-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250053794

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Year of the Cow by Jared Stone Pdf

This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating? After realizing he knew more about television on his wall than the food on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone buys 420 pounds of beef directly from a rancher and embarks on a hilarious and inspiring culinary adventure. With the help of an incredibly supportive wife and a cadre of highly amused friends, Jared offers a glimpse at one man's family as they try to learn about their food and ask themselves what's really for dinner. Year of the Cow follows the trials and tribulations of a home cook as he begins to form a deeper relationship with food and the environment. From meeting the rancher who raised his cow to learning how to successfully pack a freezer with cow parts, Stone gets to know his bovine and delves into our diets and eating habits, examining the ethnography of cattle, how previous generations ate, why environmentalists and real food aficionados are mad for grass-fed beef, why certain cuts of beef tend to end up on our plates (while boldly experimenting with the ones that don't), and much more. Over the course of dozens of nose-to-tail meals, Jared cooks his way through his cow armed with a pioneering spirit and a good sense of humor. He becomes more mindful of his diet, makes changes to his lifestyle, and bravely confronts challenges he never expected—like how to dry beef jerky without attracting the neighborhood wildlife to the backyard, and how to find deliciousness in the less-common cuts of meat like the tongue and heart—sharing a recipe at the end of each chapter. By examining the food that fuels his life and pondering why we eat the way we do, Jared and his family slowly discover to how live a life more fully—and experience a world of culinary adventures along the way.

You Can Farm

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : POLYFACE
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Farms, Small
ISBN : 0963810928

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You Can Farm by Joel Salatin Pdf

Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable. After all, the farm population is dwindling. It takes too much capital to start. The pay is too low. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy: not the place to raise a family. This is all true, and more, for most farmers. But for farm entrepreneurs, the opportunities for a farm family business have never been greater. The aging farm population is creating cavernous niches begging to be filled by creative visionaries who will go in dynamic new directions. As the industrial agriculture complex crumbles and our culture clambers for clean food, the countryside beckons anew with profitable farming opportunities. While this book can be helpful to all farmers, it targets the wannabes, the folks who actually entertain notions of living, loving and learning on a piece of land. Anyone willing to dance with such a dream should be able to assess its assets and liabilities; its fantasies and realities. "Is it really possible for me?" is the burning question this book addresses.

Polyface Designs

Author : Joel Salatin,Chris Slattery
Publisher : Polyface
Page : 568 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2021-03
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 1733686614

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Polyface Designs by Joel Salatin,Chris Slattery Pdf

Polyface Farms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is famous for low-cost, bootstrap mobile, multifunctional, environmentally friendly, scalable livestock infrastructure. After years of being asked for shelter blueprints, we have accumulated our signature designs into a comprehensive, easy to follow how-to manual full of tips, tricks, and a half century of the lessons we learned through trial and error.

Dreamland Burning

Author : Jennifer Latham
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2017-02-21
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780316384940

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Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham Pdf

A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that questions how far we've come with race relations. Some bodies won't stay buried. Some stories need to be told. When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the present and the past. Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns. Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today.

The Dorito Effect

Author : Mark Schatzker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2015-05-05
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781501116131

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A lively and important argument from an award-winning journalist proving that the key to reversing North America’s health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor. In The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation’s number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs or any other specific nutrient. Instead, we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor—the tastes we crave—and the underlying nutrition. Since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. Those perfectly round, red tomatoes that grace our supermarket aisles today are mostly water, and the big breasted chickens on our dinner plates grow three times faster than they used to, leaving them dry and tasteless. Simultaneously, we have taken great leaps forward in technology, allowing us to produce in the lab the very flavors that are being lost on the farm. Thanks to this largely invisible epidemic, seemingly healthy food is becoming more like junk food: highly craveable but nutritionally empty. We have unknowingly interfered with an ancient chemical language—flavor—that evolved to guide our nutrition, not destroy it. With in-depth historical and scientific research, The Dorito Effect casts the food crisis in a fascinating new light, weaving an enthralling tale of how we got to this point and where we are headed. We’ve been telling ourselves that our addiction to flavor is the problem, but it is actually the solution. We are on the cusp of a new revolution in agriculture that will allow us to eat healthier and live longer by enjoying flavor the way nature intended.

Fields of Farmers

Author : Joel Salatin
Publisher : Polyface
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Agriculture
ISBN : 0963810979

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Fields of Farmers by Joel Salatin Pdf

The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.