We can't begin to feed ourselves with a local-centric system if we lock up land in royal manor models.

Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Choose to patronise your local farmers; as eaters, you need to demand a different type of food. Appreciate the pigginess of the pig.

We've created a tenfold core value protocol to make sure that we don't fall into an 'empire' attitude.

Get in your kitchens, buy unprocessed foods, turn off the TV, and prepare your own foods. This is liberating.

Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen. Start building up your larder! We don't even use that term any more.

'Organic' doesn't mean what people think it means.

The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker have been around a lot longer than supermarkets and Wal-Mart.

An orchard can grow pastured poultry underneath. A beef cattle or sheep farm can run pastured poultry behind the herbivores, like the egret on the rhino's nose.

The pig is not just pork chops and bacon and ham to us. The pig is a co-laborer in this great land-healing ministry.

The cows shorten the grass, and the chickens eat the fly larvae and sanitize the pastures. This is a symbiotic relation.

Nature moves towards balance.

The shorter the chain between raw food and fork, the fresher it is and the more transparent the system is.

Instead of buying into the global agenda, which is using food as just industrial stuff, we would say we view food as biological, a living thing, that belongs in smaller communities.

Frankly, any city person who doesn't think I deserve a white-collar salary as a farmer doesn't deserve my special food.

Throughout high school, I peddled my eggs, had a vendor stand at the local curb market - precursor to today's farmers' markets - and competed in 4-H contests and interscholastic debate.