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Polyface Farms

43 Pure Meadows Ln, Swoope, VA 24479
(540) 885-3590
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Swoope
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Crozet, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Hearing Joel Salatin talk is worth plenty more than the tour costs. His ideas are intriguing and potentially world-changing. Seems as if more and more people are listening, so book early! We're not famers, but my whole family enjoyed this trip.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

The farm tour I went on was top-notch, although the owner is quite opinionated. He was open to showing us everything and answering all our questions. And the chicken and pork I bought to bring home was excellent.

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Rural Virginian
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167 reviews 167 reviews
66 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We are lucky to live near Polyface. We support their farming and philosophy and getting out to the farm is always a treat. You can walk around anywhere and get an idea of their ethical farming practices.

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Rhode Island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Polyface has a field day only once every 3 yrs. or so. You can go get a tour at other times. Run by Joel Salatin and his family, Polyface Farms is truly a beacon of hope for small farmers and the Farm to Consumer movement. Joel has written many books on small farming, grass farming, pastured chickens, etc. If you... More 

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