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“Lunatic Tour”
Review of Polyface Farms

Polyface Farms
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Swoope
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

WE had a truly memorable experience. We are huge fans of Mr. Joe Salatin. We learned of his farming practices and philosophy from reading Omnivore's Dilemma and had always wanted to visit his farm. The trip from California was long but the Lunatic Tour and the general hospitality of the people in this part of the country made it all worthwhile. Joe is passionate and charismatic and is the perfect person to head this movement. The hayride tour was very engaging and informative as Joe explained his farming practices and answered all the questions. The area is beautiful and we were free to roam around his farm to check out all the animals. The meat was delicious and we were especially amazed at the prices. Prices for similar products in California are at least 1/3 higher. What's most baffling was that the prices for conventional meat in the supermarket in the DC area were actually comparable to California prices and not too far below Polyface's.

Polyface is the face of hope for the next generation of farmers and to some extent, our environment. I hope more people will catch on so the next generations will be able to share and enjoy a sustainable earth.

2  Thank icsng
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Joel Salatin is not only a knowledgeable and well spoken farmer he is a talented and engaging speaker and marketeer. The Polyface Farm and Lunatic hayride tour was a fun, interesting and educational way to spend about 3 hours this past weekend. What a refreshing and wonderful way to farm - honoring the animals, the earth and the environment with a gentle and low tech approach. As others have mentioned, the price of the tour is really minimal when you consider the value of the information shared, the experience of seeing exactly how the farm is run and the beauty of the valley. If you plan to be in the area - check out the schedule for farm tours - they do book up quickly so planning ahead is a must.

4  Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
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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.

3  Thank Katrien V
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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.

3  Thank xtex
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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.

3  Thank schlegal1
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