Meat. Wow. As a long-time vegetarian (18+ years long), that’s not a word you would expect to see on my blog.
Despite my personal choice to avoid meat, I respect those who opt to eat it. But, for a myriad of ethical, humane and dietary reasons, I refuse to respect factory-farmed meat or the decision folks make to choose it.
Enter Chris Webb, certified herbal practitioner, holistic writer and author of the blog Live Nakedly. Chris is way smarter than me – with a degree to prove it - and his approach to living simply is right in line with my own. His support of the whole food revolution and holistic living is contagious.
So I’m thrilled to share this post today from Chris in which he shares his Pilgrimage to Polyface Farm in Virginia, home to Joel Salatin. As Chris explains, “Writing books and articles for years prior to achieving fame in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the notoriety gained in this book and films like Food Inc. has made him [Salatin] a leading voice in correctly growing animal foods.”
Boasting pastured cows and rabbits, Eggmobiles, and the smell of nothing but wildflowers and grass, Polyface Farm is a place I want to visit! But being that it’s a few thousand miles away, Chris’ article is the next best thing, not to mention a great illustration of the importance and benefit of eating pasture-raised meat.
Those animals sure look happy, and that make this vegetarian equally happy. Enjoy!