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An Appeal from Sally Fallon Morell
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Joel Salatin

Donate $250 to Receive This Gift:
(Gift offer ended August 31, 2012)

Benefactor Appreciation Event

Donors providing $250 during the 2012 FundRAISER are invited to a very special event at Joel and Teresa Salatin's Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia.

Highlights will include Joel's behind the scenes in-depth tour of Polyface Farm, local wine sampling, out door over-the-top barbeque and local foods lunch with the Salatin family, interns and staff, your very own $10 shopping gift certificate, and door prizes including a shopping spree at the Polyface Farm Store.

**NEW THIS YEAR – Each adult guest will receive a $10 shopping certificate for use in the Polyface Farm store!

Participation is limited to the first 150 RSVPs received.If you want to attend, don't delay! Donate $250 now to join in the fun!

Donate Now!

PLAN FOR THE DAY

Although we list 9:30 am as the start time, why not plan on arriving a little early, as early as 8:30 a.m. Those country roads winding to Polyface are beautiful in the morning mists. When you arrive, there will be plenty of pasture parking, a warm welcome and the aroma of your lunch slow-cooking coming out to meet you.

Oh, you are in for a treat or two!

The fine meats of Polyface have their match with the skills of Jed Shaner, Joel’s school chum, friend and neighbor. Using a recipe that’s been in his family for five generations, Jed will marinate the meats for days and days, and then slow cook them for hours onsite at Polyface.  The smoke of his craft will waft out to greet you as you pull into Polyface and he promises to have you salivating all morning!

So, to hold you over, we'll be providing you with a sunrise surprise - a yogurt, local honey, granola and seasonal fruit treat to start the day from 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Joel will hook up the tractor to the hay wagons, and our tour will start at 9:30 a.m. and take approximately 2 1/2 hours total. We'll be touring all the key areas in Polyface.

You'll see Pigaerator Pork, Salad Bar Beef and Pastured Poultry (broilers and layers) operations up close and, even better, you'll be treated to Joel's wisdom and humor along the way. Imagine being able to tell the folks back home about Polyface's "stackable, synergistic, symbiotic, multi-enterprise, multi-speciated pasture-based model"!

Want to learn more before you attend? Check out the informative videos from the 2010 tour. 

The tour will have us back around noon, and you'll have a couple options. With lunch served at 12:30 pm, you can wash up for lunch, sample local and organic wines at the Country Vintner's tent, visit the folks at the Weston A. Price Foundation table, or buy some cute tees at the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund exhibit, or put your $10 gift certificate to use at the Polyface Farm store. 

You'll notice that farm air (and barbeque aroma) sharpens the appetite, so we won't keep you waiting long.

The buffet lunch will feature, of course, a plethora of Polyface Fare fresh off the barbeque with a special gotta-marry-into-the-family-to-get-the-recipe barbeque sauce sweetened with honey. Since one of your hosts is Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions Cookbook and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, you'll be sure to see some delicious nutrient dense foods on the table!

At the buffet, you'll become acquainted with the fine flavors of local foods prepared by chef, Mike Lund, who has made quite a name for himself in the Shenandoah Valley.  Mike will have procured the ingredients at his favorite local farms and even his backyard garden to provide you with delicious sides to complement the barbeque and complete the feast. Mike's pretty sure his salads will have what it takes to tempt you to eat something besides meat! Check out the delicious side offerings on the menu in the sidebar.

Then, there will be pies, or apple cobbler, if the our friend Organic Harvest Bakery's Alan Shannon's, dough-rolling arm doesn't mend from a recent break. Either will be delish and smoothered with ice cream that deserves it's own standing ovation, custom made with thick cream from grass-fed cows.

At lunch we'll have brief remarks from our special guests, and then, everyone's favorite – drawings for door prizes – including a Polyface Farm Store shopping spree! After lunch you'll have plenty time to use your $10 gift certificate and fill your coolers in the Polyface Farm Store, since the store closes at 4:00 pm.

Even through the event concludes at 2:30 p.m. Polyface and the Salatins will live long in your memory.

Join us for this unforgettable day!

SPECIAL GUESTS

Sally Fallon Morell, President, Weston A. Price Foundation, author of Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, and founding board member of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. 

Pete Kennedy, Esq. President, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Taaron Meikle, Past-President, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and Farm-to-Consumer Foundation.

John Moody, author Food Clubs and Co-ops Handbook, and Treasurer, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

DIRECTIONS

Polyface Farm
43 Pure Meadows Lane
Swoope, VA  24479
(540) 885-3590

Print the directions from the Polyface Farm Website

LODGING

Hampton Inn
40 Payne Lane
Staunton, VA  24401 
(540) 886-7000
Website
Discounted rate: $99/night + tax  - 
Mention "Polyface Farm",
Book By: August 10th

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center
24 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 885-4848
(Located next door to the American Shakespeare Theater)
Website
Discounted rate: $99/night + tax  - 
Mention "Polyface Farm"

Howard John Express Inn, Staunton – Distance from farm 25 min
268 North Central Avenue,
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-5330 ‎ 
Website
Discounted rate: $74.80/night + tax  

The Frederick House Bed & Breakfast
28 North New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 885-4220
Website
No discount provided.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Bed & Breakfast
950 West Beverley Street,
Staunton, VA
(540) 885-8885 ‎ 
Website
No discount provided.

Comfort Inn
1302 Richmond Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-5000
Website

FUN THINGS TO DO NEAR SWOOPE

American Shakespeare Theater
The Blackfriars Playhouse
10 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 851-1733
(877) 682-4236
Website

Mockingbird Roots Music Hall
123 West Beverley St
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 213-8777
*Dining & Live Music
Website

Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Avenue
Staunton, VA 22401
(540) 332-7850
Website

WHAT TO BRING

Coolers - Polyface will not ship your food, so come prepared.

No pets (sorry!)

Prepare for any weather, you'll be outside most of the day.
Check the weather

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

This is a great family event! Children 10 and under are $100 each. Lap children (no separate plate) 2 and under are free of charge. Please register in advance by calling 703-208-FARM (3276)

PHOTOS

Michelle Speidel

Angela Potter

Green Cedars Farm - Michael Newman

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundRAISER 2012 Album 



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Polyface Farms

Want to Attend?
This offer is limited to the first 150 donations of $250 or more received between the dates
June 1 - August 31, 2012.

To donate - using credit card - use the online donation form, or call 703-208-FARM (3276)
10 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday Eastern.

To donate  using a check or money order - download the donation form

Contact Info
Donate & RSVP
Gene' Walls
gene@farmtoconsumer.org
703-208-FARM (3276)

Event Info
Cathy Raymond
cathy@farmtoconsumer.org

Polyface Farm Info
Wendy Gray
540-885-3590

Menu
Printable Menu
Whet Your Appetite!
Sunrise Surprise
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Homemade Yogurt by Mike Lund
Local Honey
Homemade Granola by Maureen Diaz
Seasonal Fruits
Hot Herbal Tea and Iced Tea
Locally Pressed Apple Cider

Country Vintner Wine Sampling by Jason Bise
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Including local and organic selections

A Plethora of Polyface
BBQ by Jed Shaner

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pastured Chicken - Served in pieces with skin
Salad Bar Beef – Sliced and chopped
Pigaerator Pork – Pulled Pork or Ribs
Jed’s Own Honey Sweetened Barbeque Sauce

Late Summer Harvest by
Mike Lund
Augusta County Farmers’ Market Tomato Salad | Tarragon Vinaigrette Grilled Onions | Toasted Pignolas | Edible Flowers
Organic Maple Baked Beans | House-made Apple & Peach Chutnies
Mike’s Own Garden’s Beets | Grilled Peaches | Warm Caromont Farm Chevre Vinaigrette
Herb Roasted Potatoes

Sally Fallon Morell’s P.A. Bowen Farmstead’s Prince George’s Blue Cheese on the side

Maureen Diaz’s Sprouted Artisan Bread and Fermented Mango and Pineapple Chutney

Organic Harvest Bakery Pie ala Mode by Alan Shannon
Pecan (Regular and Gluten-Free), Cherry and Peach-Blueberry topped with Ice-Cream made with cream from grass-fed cows

Wet Your Whistle
Wine
Milk
Iced Teas
  - Herbal Refresher with Stevia
  - Five Mint Tea with Honey
  - Green Tea with Lime
Water
Sparkling water (Pellegrino)
Sparkling Peach Cider
Locally Pressed Apple Cider

*Menus may be changed without notice.