The man the New York Times calls “the high priest of the pasture” restores the precious natural balance between human beings and the food we eat.
From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal, and we are far removed from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.
Hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson” and profiled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc., Salatin understands what food should be: wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn’t stop there. From child-rearing to creating quality family time to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller’s knack for the revealing anecdote.