A debate you want to hear! Chris Masterjohn and Joel Salatin vs…..

This comes to us from The Weston A. Price Foundation:


Livestreaming begins at 6:45 PM

Chris Masterjohn, PhD, nutritional sciences researcher and author of the thedailylipid.com

Joel Salatin, guru of the pastured farming movement


Neal Barnard, MD, president of Physicans Committee for Responsible Medicine

Gene Baur, President and Founder, Farm Sanctuary

The topic: “Don’t Eat Anything with a Face”


Tickets for the live event at the Kaufman Center in New York are sold out but everyone can listen in to the livestreaming at


The debate will also be nationally broadcast on over 220 NPR stations and some PBS stations.

The winning side will be determined by a vote of the live audience, but whatever the outcome, this debate has the potential of spreading our message far and wide.  So please forward this email to your lists.


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Joel Salatin in Medford, March 15th and 16th

This comes to us from a local Eugene Chapter member. Joel Salatin has presented at several Wise Traditions Conferences. He is a vibrant, and inspiring speaker.

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Food & Farm Faire
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Folks, This Ain’t Normal!
with Joel Salatin
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Medford Armory
701 South Pacific Highway
Medford, Oregon

Tickets and additional information: www.jclac.org

Joel Salatin Returns to the Rogue Valley March 15th and 16th

Project Rogue Valley is pleased to welcome Joel Salatin, one of America’s most influential farmers, to the Rogue Valley.

Joel raises cattle using ecologically beneficial sustainable agriculture on his family-owned, local-market farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. On his Polyface Farm, the animals live according to their “-ness,” their health and happiness are key, and the earth is used for symbiosis. His unconventional approach to producing pasture-based meat brings high quality “beyond organic” results.

Joel travels in the winter giving lectures and demonstrations throughout the country. A self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist farmer,” he sees himself in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy and healing the culture. He is the author of a number of books including Everything I Want to Do is Illegal, Sheer Ectasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Salad Bar Beef, and his latest, Folks, This Ain’t Normal. A selection of these books will be available at the Friday evening event.

Join us at any or all of the events listed below! Come learn about Joel’s fresh and innovative approach to farming, involving an integrated system on a holistic farm that maximizes results.

Come learn about the future of food!

New book by Salatin hits the mainstream – Get our message into the bestseller list

This comes to us from The Weston A. Price Foundation:


Dear Members,

A new book by Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal will be hitting the bookstores on October 10.  For the first time, Joel’s wonderful information and style has been taken up by a major publisher (Hachette Book Group) and will be launched into the mainstream book world.

Joels book specifically endorses the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund as must-join organizations.

You can help lift Joels book to the top of the bestseller lists by purchasing the book from a bookstore or Amazon on October 10th or shortly thereafter.

Together we can make Joels book a resounding success and introduce our vital message to the mainstream.

Sally Fallon Morell, President

By Joel Salatin

We live in abnormal times.  Really abnormal times.  Times when most people think Twinkies,  Cocoa-puffs, and Mountain Dew are safe but raw milk, compost grown tomatoes, and Aunt Matilda’s homemade pickles are unsafe.  The average morsel of food travels fifteen hundred miles between point of production and point of consumption.  Indeed, the average T-bone steak sees more of America than the farmer that grew the cow.

Never in the history of civilization has a culture eaten foods it can’t pronounce, foods that can’t be made in a domestic kitchen, or foods that won’t rot.  Living foods mold, rot, and decompose.  How long can an M&M remain on your counter without altering its appearance?

Until extremely recent days, people had to  think about energy, whether it was providing for draft animals for transportation and power, or accumulating firewood to keep the stove burning in the winter.

We are the first culture to abdicate domestic culinary arts in favor of microwavable boxes of processed, stabilized, extruded, reconstituted, dye-colored, amalgamated, irradiated, nutrient-compromised, transgenic modified, prostituted pseudo-food.    Modern America now has the highest rate in history of chronic, debilitating diseases, and leads the world in unhealthiness.

We’re the first culture to invent supermarkets and to universally equate children’s chores with abuse.  We’re the first culture to confine animals in factories, use pharmaceuticals on our food, and break the soil-building carbon cycle on a massive scale.

These themes, discussed in historical context, conventional modern-day thinking, and future response, position Joel Salatin’s new book FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL as a must read for Weston A. Price members.  Indeed, he even uses the book to acquaint the world with WAPF as well as the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

“When a major publisher (CenterStreet, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group) decided to put their weight behind this project, I decided that part of my objective would be to let the world know about all these wonderful groups and thinkers who really have all the answers to people’s fears.  I get tired of seeing the media wringing their hands as if solutions don’t exist, when in fact, they do.   I hope this book draws thousands and thousands into the WAPF camp–just mentioning the organization should drive people to the website.”

Never one to allow victimhood excuses, Salatin ends each chapter with a bulleted list of “things you can do.”  This broad book addresses issues as varied as food police, soil development, Disneyfication of the culture, and scientific findings proving pasture-based livestock is far more nutrient dense than factory-farmed counterparts.  It will warm your soul.

If you’ve ever wondered how to articulate how ridiculous many modern assumptions are, this book will give some sound bites.  Filled with stories, satire, and humor, FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL  is due for release Oct. 10 in hardback, Kindle, and audio-book.

DVD – "The Politics of Beef" Joel Salatin

The Politics of Beef
by Joel Salatin
A Presentation from Wise Traditions 2010, 11th Annual Conference

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
DVD begins promptly at 6:30 PM
Please come early.

Market of Choice
67 West 29th, Eugene
Upstairs in the Community Room

If you missed hearing Joel Salatin speak in Corvallis in August, here is another opportunity to hear this inspiring speaker.  This presentation was the Keynote Address at the Wise Traditions Conference 2010.  In this talk, Salatin addresses many myths about sustainable farming.  My favorite was his response to: “Organic Agriculture can’t feed the world”.  Come hear his answer!  He is an entertaining, educational and inspiring speaker.

Carnivorous Consumption Keys Planetary Health Our culture generally embraces the wonder of animals’ ecological symbiosis on nature programs, but does not understand the same principles when applied to domestic livestock on farms and ranches. The combination of poor farming practices and the Bambiizing of America have colluded to make human carnivores politically incorrect. But animals and humans can relate symbiotically to heal land, economies, and people.

Joel Salatin, BA is a fulltime farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm fulltime in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas.

The farm services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.

He holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA, and Flavor.

The family’s farm, Polyface Inc. (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet and countless other radio, television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivores Dilemma by food writer guru Michael Pollan and the Grammy-nominated documentary, Food Inc.

A sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from “creating the farm your children will want” to “making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country.” A wordsmith, he describes his occupation as “mob-stocking hervbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization.” His humorous and conviction-based speeches are akin to theatrical performances, often receiving standing ovations.

He has authored six books, four of them how-to types: Pastured Poultry Profits: Net $25,000 in 6 months on 20 Acres, Salad Bar Beef, You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise, and Family Friendly Farming: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament, and Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food. His most recent release, Everything I Want to do is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front, explains the hurdles and opportunities facing local food systems.

His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm.

Please RSVP if you think you will be attending. If your plans change, always feel free to just show up.

Donations of $5-10 donation to the Eugene Chapter are suggested and appreciated.
Sliding scale for low-income people is $1-4 or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter.
(A donation is suggested from everyone who can afford it, but no one should miss a showing because of cost. Please volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter).

We have had such interesting conversations before and after recent DVDs that we now offer time for discussion (6:00 to 9:00 PM).

Dinner and a Movie:
You are welcome to buy food downstairs in Market of Choice or (shh, don’t tell them I told you this) bring something from home to eat in the room.

Nutritional Therapy Practitioners:
You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by attending the Eugene Chapter’s DVD showings.

Joel Salatin’s website: www.polyfacefarms.com
Joel Salatin’s biography on the WAPF website
Articles in the Wise Traditions Journal by Joel Salatin
Weston A. Price Foundation 2010 Wise Traditions Conference
Wise Traditions 2010 Conference Presentations
Wise Traditions 2010 Conference Speakers

You may want to bring a sweater, as the Market of Choice often keeps this room cool.
We are not able to loan out DVDs at this time.
Purchase your own DVDs from Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording
Mr. Salatin does not include handouts from this presentation, but you may download other Conference speaker’s Handouts
View our “Popcorn Review” pages (here and here) for information on past showings.

Aug 21: Joel Salatin in Corvallis!

Joel Salatin will be speaking in Corvallis on August 21st, 2011.

Salatin is a farmer, owner of Polyface Farm, author, activist, and a very inspiration speaker.  He has written books and articles on farming and the politics of farming, and given the Keynote Address at the Wise Traditions Conference.

Tell your farmers about this event, and if you have never heard him speak, I urge you to attend!

From Greenbelt Land Trust:

Join us at the La Sells Stewart Center for an opportunity to listen to farming legend Joel Salatin. This presentation will be a panel presentation between Joel Salatin and local farmer Tyler Jones of Afton Field Farm, moderated by Greenbelt Land Trust Director Michael Pope.

Topics will include:
* Philosophy and design behind grass-fed, pasture based grazing systems
* The importance of local food production on a healthy economy and community
* Examples of how to intergate Joel’s rotational grazing system in the Willamette Valley

Greenbelt Land Trust: www.greenbeltlandtrust.org
Joel Salatin on the WAPF website: http://www.westonaprice.org/component/finder/search?q=salatin
Pollyface Farm: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/