FRESH: The Movie
For those that have read any Michael Pollan books or seen the documentary Food, Inc., you might recall a farmer by the name of Joel Salatin. He runs Polyface Farms in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and is a strong proponent of all agricultural things natural, sustainable, local, holistic and the list goes on. He was once dubbed “The High Priest of the Pasture” by The New York Times, yet described himself more humbly – as a “Christian libertarian environmental capitalist.”
Having written a number of books and appeared in a host of foodie movies, Salatin now features as the star of FRESH: The Movie. The film centers around Polyface Farms and Salatin to celebrate the growth of the real food movement.
We highly recommend checking out FRESH, which delves much deeper than the trailer following indifiduals and organizations who are working to improve the modern food environment. It’s still playing in select theaters, but your best bet is to watch it online or order from their site. Running time is 72 min. and the film is Unrated.
For more on Salatin, you should:
- Watching FRESH, Food, Inc. and The Omnivore’s Dilemma
- Reading this great interview on treehugger
- Visit Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA or online here.
- Host a screening of FRESH
“You, as a food buyer, have the distinct privilege of proactively participating in shaping the world your children will inherit.” – Joel Salatin