The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer by Joel Salatin


Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)

“Amazingly, the farms that dump chemicals, dope their animals, confine their animals in factory farms without fresh air, sunshine, and salad bar are now considered normal and I’m the lunatic,” farmer-entrepreneur Joel Salatin writes in this eye-opening book. You may recall Salatin and his Polyface Farm was featured in the food documentaries “Food Inc.” and “Fresh,” and bestselling book Omnivore’s Dilemma. Salatin’s book reveals what has happened to our modern food system, and Salatin’s alternative which is a beyond-organic farm. He is interested in making animals happy, building soil, respecting God’s creation, and locally feeding people healthful real food. If you eat, you must read this.

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