Field Notes: Farmer Joel Salatin on the local food movement

Nov 15, 2013

Joel Salatin on his farm in Virginia
Joel Salatin on his farm in Virginia
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This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which we talk about important issues related to food production.

Joel Salatin has become one of the rock stars of the local food movement. He’s written books, appeared in documentaries and schedules speaking engagements nationwide. Among foodies, he’s a celebrity.

The move to source locally has taken hold across the country, but still faces many hurdles. And it’s not for everyone. Harvest Public Media reporter Luke Runyon spoke with Salatin about those challenges from his farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Listen to this week's Field Notes to hear highlights from their conversation.