Polyface Farm

Description In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area near Staunton. Using nature as a pattern, they and their children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations. Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures. Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. Believing that the Creator’s design is still the best pattern for the biological world, the Salatin family invites like-minded folks to join in the farm’s mission: to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world. The Salatins continue to refine their models to push environmentally-friendly farming practices toward new levels of expertise.
Address 43 Pure Meadows Lane, Swoope, VA 24479
Website Polyface Farm
Contact Heather Juda (540)885-3590 grassstains@polyfacefarms.com
To Bring good walking shoes, water bottle
Date(s) Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Private Walking Tour of Farm
This will be a two hour private walking tour of the farm, during which we will learn as many components of the farm as we can (soil, grass, animals, individual business enterprises) and how it contributes to the farm as a whole. Currently, they have cows, pigs, laying hens, rabbits, lambs, ducks and baby chicks. If there is time, we will tour the processing shed, discuss our winter farming methods, talk about how they market, and talk about the current state of the industrial food system.
Notes: Wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Please factor in driving time.

01:00PM - 03:00PM Ages: 5-100 Participant age 4-18 $14.00
Chaperone participating adults $14.00
Sibling under 4 $0.00
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