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Polyface Farms

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43 Pure Meadows Ln, Swoope, VA 24479-2032
+1 540-885-3590
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Unconventional Farming

No tickets ... no guided tours .... no hype ... you find a lovely farm in the middle of nowhere and... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
DIANA L
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Richmond, Virginia
Great ecosystem farm

Just visited Polyface Farms yesterday. Started by noted author and farmer Joel Salatin's parents... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
Susan C
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Hampton, United States
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43 Pure Meadows Ln, Swoope, VA 24479-2032
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

No tickets ... no guided tours .... no hype ... you find a lovely farm in the middle of nowhere and freely walk the fields to view how Joel Salatin and his family carefully farm to ensure they do no harm to mother nature. Layers...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Just visited Polyface Farms yesterday. Started by noted author and farmer Joel Salatin's parents back in 1961. Joel Salatin is the person who learned from his father this type of farming and ecosystem. Just outside of Stauntin, Virginia, off of route 81. It is beyond...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Polyface Farms is a unique, rural, off-the-beaten-path gem that's worth the drive! Joel Salatin, the owner of Polyface, is all about organic, natural farming that's good for both you and the environment! Even those not interested in farming (like myself) will find the tour fascinating....More

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Reviewed June 24, 2016

Polyface sells great food with wonderful taste and quality despite huge competition from agri-business. Their food is fabulous. Polyface is really good farming. Their animals are raised humanely, receiving lots of tender loving care and personal attention. I wish that I live a lot closer...More

1  Thank Doug R
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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

What the Salatins are doing here is tremendous. Our party of 8 - 2 families with small children - drove from Canada with seeing this farm up close as our main reason for travelling. Polyface did not disappoint. We did a self-guided tour to see...More

3  Thank mommamac55
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Reviewed January 19, 2016

The whole reason we came to visit Staunton was to see the Polyface Farm. We were excited to visit this working farm, and speak with all who work there about their farm and how it is run. It was a really awesome experience as everyone...More

2  Thank jgonzales2016
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stopped here for a lunatic tour. We arrived a day early to poke around the farm. There were interns coming and going and everyone was friendly. The farm is located off the beaten path with lots of curves and turns. Beautifully located. We arrived...More

4  Thank riverrose
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

We stopped here to visit the farm store and load up on food. We did not take an official tour but we did wander a bit after buying our food. If was VERY hot the day we visited so we opted to only wander nearby...More

3  Thank LIZ R
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

Daniel led the tour and it was a lot of fun. Everything I expected and maybe a little more. It was good to see in person the broiler chicken tractors and walking amongst the pigs in the woods. Also saw the huge layer chicken tractor.

4  Thank CP171717
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Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited Polyface on May 16th, 2015. We had never done anything like this. While we were starting our own small farm, we wanted to get some outside ideas from other, more experienced farmers. Boy were we impressed. Joel Salatin was our "lunatic" tour guide....More

3  Thank Craig H
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no but the nearby town of Staunton has a variety of motels. Be sure to take an excellent map and get good directions to Polyface from Staunton's Visitor's Center because it's easy to get lost. I did.
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