Salatin to speak at Bridgewater

Brent Finnegan -- October 9th, 2009

Virginia farming celeb Joel Salatin will be speaking at Bridgewater College Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.

Returning to the family farm in 1982, Salatin continued to refine and add to his parents’ ideas. The farm, Polyface Inc., services more than 1,500 families, 10 retail outlets and 30 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs.

Salatin, who has a bachelor’s degree in English, is the author of a number of books, including “Holy Cows and Hog Heaven,” “Family Friendly Farming” and “Everything I Want to Do is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front.” The farm of many faces has been featured in Smithsonian, National Geographic and Gourmet and as the foundation of one meal in Michael Pollan’s best seller “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.”

Salatin was also featured heavily in the recent film Food, Inc.

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