Having read "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and watched "Food Inc." and seen J.S. in various YouTube interviews, I was excited to visit this farm. I am also a member of a CSA farm in Upstate NY for 15 years, so to me PolyFace is a must-see destination.
We went fairly far out of way to visit. We were camping in the Shenandoah Park and heading to a workshop east of Charlottesville. The morning we left the park it was pouring rain at 7:00am and it continued to pour all the way there. I have admired this farm so much that I was expecting to see billboards advertising it from miles away, but in truth, it was not well marked.
When we arrived it was still torrential rain and visibility was limited. I would have loved to sit in a cafe and watch a webcam at that point. There were no official tours happening, so we wandered around on our own and admired the pigs, rabbits and roosters. They had just finished butchering chickens outdoors - it looks like it did in Food, Inc. My 19 y/o daughter thought it was "gross" but I really love the transparency factor and everything these people stand for.
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