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Joel's 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.

Joel has authored nine 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.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY FARMING: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament.
  • HOLY COWS AND HOG HEAVEN: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food, is an attempt to bring producers and patrons together in mutual understanding and appreciation.
  • EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL: War stories from the local food front.
  • THE SHEER ECSTASY OF BEING A LUNATIC FARMER
  • FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL
  • FIELD OF FARMERS: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating

International Orders: Due to occasional extensive damage in shipping books overseas, Polyface no longer offers this option unless the buyer is willing to assume all risk and pay for all shipping and handling. Polyface will not refund or replace lost or damaged items shipped out of the United States.



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Pastured Poultry Profits 1.2

Pastured Poultry Profits

By Joel Salatin, 1995 Joel began raising chickens when he was 10 years old and serendipitously fell into the pastured poultry concept a couple of...
$30.00

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Salad Bar Beef 1.2

Salad Bar Beef

By Joel Salatin, 1995 Fishing for a phrase to describe this ultimately land-healing and nutrition-escalating production model, Joel realized that he...
$30.00

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You Can Farm 1.6

You Can Farm

By Joel Salatin, 1998 For all the wannabes and newbies, this book is subtitled: "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming...
$30.00

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Family Friendly Farming 1.4

Family Friendly Farming

By Joel Salatin, 2001 Joel calls this his soul book. Right now, four generations live at Polyface. That requires vision, grace, and an attractive...
$30.00

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven 0.6

Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

By Joel Salatin, 2003 Written for food buyers to empower them in their dedication to food with integrity, this book changes people's lives. Farmers...
$14.00

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Everything I Want to do is Illegal 1.2

Everything I Want to do is Illegal

By Joel Salatin, 2007 Although Polyface farm has been glowingly featured in countless national print and video media, it would not exist if the USDA...
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The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer 1.1

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

By Joel Salatin, 2010 Have you ever wondered: “So what really is the difference, anyway? Can there really be that much difference between the way...
$25.00

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Folks, This Ain't Normal 0.8

Folks, This Ain't Normal

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we...
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Fields of Farmers 1.2

Fields of Farmers

By Joel Salatin, September 2013 America's average farmer is sixty years old. When young people can't get in, old people can't get out. Approaching a...
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Polyface Library 10

Polyface Library

One of each of Joel's nine books. This is a great deal - $222.00 value for $150.00! This Library set includes one of each of the following: Pastured...
$150.00

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Box of Books - Pastured Poultry Profits 24

Box of Books - Pastured Poultry Profits

Box of 20 Pastured Poultry Profit Books $15.00/book
$300.00

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Box of Books - Salad Bar Beef 24

Box of Books - Salad Bar Beef

Box of 20 Salad Bar Beef Books $15.00/each
$300.00

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Box of Books - You Can Farm 35

Box of Books - You Can Farm

Box of 20 Books 15.00/each
$300.00

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Box of Books - Family Friendly Farming 28

Box of Books - Family Friendly Farming

Box of 20 Family Friendly Farming Books $15.00/Book
$300.00

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Box of Books - Holy Cows & Hog Heaven 26.4

Box of Books - Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

Box of 44 Holy Cows & Hog Heaven Books $7.00/book
$308.00

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Box of Books - Everything I want to do is Illegal 24

Box of Books - Everything I want to do is Illegal

Box of 18 Everything I want to do is illegal books $10/Book
$180.00

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Box of Books - The Sheer Ecstasy of being a Lunatic Farmer 26.4

Box of Books - The Sheer Ecstasy of being a Lunatic Farmer

Box of 24 Books $12.50/each
$300.00

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Mix & Match Box of Books 33.5

Mix & Match Box of Books

This is a mixed box of 24 books which includes the following: 3 Pastured Poultry Profits 2 Salad Bar Beef 3 You Can Farm 2 Family Friendly Farming 3...
$300.00

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