“Joel, who describes himself as a “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-lunatic farmer,” speaks of his farming as his “ministry,” and certainly his 1,000 or so regular customers hear plenty of preaching. Each spring he sends out a long, feisty, single-spaced letter that could convince even a fast-food junkie that buying a pastured broiler from Polyface Farm qualifies as an act of social, environmental, nutritional, and political redemption. “
This article is an excerpt from The Omnivore’s Dilemna. Our friend Jason recommended it. We tried to find it in the bookstore last weekend but it was sold out in Portland. Reason #139 to love Portland–People take their food seriously!