UPDATE 5.23.23: The world is more unstable now than it has been in a long time. What Americans are looking for is stability, resilience, and reliability. They’re not getting any of that from Washington, D.C. Prices are skyrocketing, especially for food. More Americans are looking at producing their own food in their backyards. The best guide they can find for that is Joel Salatin. Here’s a video of Salatin discussing resilient food systems and regenerative farming:
UPDATE 6.15.22: The last year has been one of regular disruptions to the supply chain. One way you can better ensure your access to the things you need is to buy them locally. Farmer Joel Salatin, “the Real Mr. America,” recently gave a talk to CalaverasGROWN, in which he discussed “food insurance,” by which he meant subscribing to food deliveries from local farmers. Salatin explained that this type of insurance would make it easier for both farmer and consumer to mitigate the risks in the food supply chain. He said, “We have insurance for everything; car, life, health, home. …Why not have food insurance offered by local farmers through a prepaid subscription program? The consumer needs to share the risk of farming, and the farmer can facilitate this by offering a subscription program, where when you buy in, if I’m eating, you’re eating.” Read more here.
A version of this post was originally posted on July 14, 2021.
Joel Salatin’s vision of freedom, in which man is self sufficient, has come under fire from leftist papers like Mother Jones and the New York Times. They can’t fathom a future in which men are free and not dependent on the state. That’s the future espoused by Salatin.
Throughout the years here at Richardcyoung.com, you’ve read many times about Joel Salatin. I’ve told you about his Polyface Farm and shopping local. Now, Ginny Garner explains at LewRockwell.com, Salatin’s personality, and how he reminds her of another popular subject on this site, Congressman Ron Paul. She writes (abridged):
Sitting on a picnic bench across from Joel Salatin on a beautiful day on Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, I am struck with how much the farmer, author and lecturer reminds me of Ron Paul.
Mission-driven, a leader who has inspired millions around the world, a Christian, family man, libertarian, self-sufficient, charismatic, energetic, enterprising, optimistic, hard-working, a teacher, a communicator, a brilliant unorthodox thinker, confident yet humble, good-humored, athletic, frugal, and possessing a strong bearing and commanding presence. A great and good man. (pause just a minute and compare Joel to that total fool Americans are purported to have voted into the White House, never mind our creep of a Vice President.)
If you type the question “Who is the most famous farmer in the world?” into Google, the result is Joel Salatin. He has appeared in many documentaries on factory farming and/or the rogue food movement including Polyfaces, Food Inc., Fresh, Revolution Food, Sustenance, Freedom From Choice, What’s With Wheat?, American Meat, and At the Fork. Ron Paul also appears in Farmageddon which shows government agents swat teaming family farmers for selling raw milk, destroying their animals and their livelihoods. Salatin has written 12 books, lectured all over the world, edits the Stockman Grass Farmer, and the self-described “lunatic farmer” shares his musings online.
At Polyface Farm simple farming methods are modified by new technologies. The farm is regenerative, sustainable and organic: no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or antibiotics have ever been used and seeds have never been planted. The carbon-based ecosystem is teaming with life. The movement of the animals and their meeting with grass on the farm is carefully and lovingly managed. High-tech fencing keeps the animals in and the predators out. The cows, chickens, hens, baby chicks, and rabbits look healthy and content and so does the team who work on the farm.
Read more here.
Read more about Joel Salatin, and America’s other “Food King” Alfie Oakes, here:
- Joel Salatin and Alfie Oakes, America’s Food Kings
- America’s Number One Patriot: Naples Florida’s Alfie Oakes
- Alfie Oakes Calls on Business Owners to Take A Stand Against Covid Lockdowns March 1st
- Florida County Drops Case Against Market With No Mask Policy
- Florida Business Owner, Alfie Oakes, Refuses to Comply with Biden Vaccine Mandate
- Alfie Oakes – The Media is the Virus
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