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The Rogue Food Movement Is Gaining Ground – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on August 24, 2021

After 12 years, Stoltzfoos had let his license lapse, and an undercover agent purchased the raw milk and other products resulting in the filing of criminal and administrative charges against the couple. They are allowed to sell the product if they claim it is pet food. The couple was found guilty, but the massive showing of support in the courtroom and the testimonies influenced the judge’s decision to defer the sentence. The Westin A. Price Foundation played a role in assisting with the couple’s defense.

By Ginny Garner

“We’re gonna storm the gates. They just don’t know it yet.” – Joel Salatin

How do you circumvent the centralized food system and government and achieve food independence for yourself and your community? Several hundred food and health freedom enthusiasts travelled from across the US to gather at the Rogue Food Conference at the world renowned regenerative Polyface Farm on August 14 to find out. These rogues and apprentice rogues believe they have the right to grow, eat and sell food without interference from the government. Speakers – many of whom have found themselves behind bars due to challenging bureaucrats and politicians – talked about how there is strength in numbers; how to use creative circumvention and tactics; how banding together and supporting each other as a community is the key to victory; and the community building constructs including food churches, buying clubs, and other local food approaches. And any Polyface gathering is going to include delicious nutrient-dense food grown on the farm – fresh fruit, eggs, sausage links and coffee for breakfast and BBQ chicken and salad for lunch – which energized everyone to listen, learn, network and soak in the beautiful landscape of the mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.

Polyface co-owner Joel Salatin kicked off the gathering with a reading of Milton Mayer’s somber “They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45,” Chapter 13 “But Then It Was Too Late.” Attentive listeners recognized the unmistakable eerie historical comparison with today’s threatening Covid/Great Reset technocrats attempting to tyrannize America – indeed the world.

Those passionate about food freedom and health independence are a growing grassroots community who are disengaging families, livelihoods, and money from the system. They oppose the planned global technocratic tyrannical agenda of multiple forced toxic shots. These freedom lovers do not want their movement to be tracked and traced where every element of a sovereign free life is rewarded or punished, denied or granted based on a social credit score. “We are here early to defend personal responsibility,” said Salatin. “There is so much talent and heart in this movement. We are creating an alternate universe. This is the remnant. This is our tribe.” He announced plans to take future rogue food events on the road and offered Polyface as a venue for future gatherings for like-minded groups if they find themselves shut out of other locations.

Joel Salatin and his son Daniel who manages the day to day operations of Polyface Farm.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and his childhood sweetheart wife Rhonda were “two hillbillies at MIT” inventing virtual reality devices and building super conductors when they decided they missed Kentucky and bought her parents’ farm.  “When my farm grows up, it wants to be Polyface,” he said. The local government kept passing laws telling farmers what to do their land. Massie ignored this for a while and then wrote a letter to the editor which resulted in a public hearing that stopped the proposed raising of taxes. The Planning Commission turned into a Zoning Commission and was planning to require farmers to ask the local government for permission as to what they could do with their property. Thirty people showed up at the meeting and everyone gave Massie their five minutes to speak. The county now has no zoning. Massie needed a new water heater and was told it would cost $12,000 to pass inspection. The county only had one licensed plumber, and he was aware that inmates were being housed to profit off their human capital, so he enlisted the convicts to help him install the heater. He got it done for $5,500. The parts of the old heater had been stripped off, but Massie noticed the inspection sticker and told the inmates to put it on the new heater. The judge told him he would go to jail; Massie said at least he would have a hot shower. He ran for Lewis County Judge Executive and won. Then he decided to return to AI and virtual reality and ran for Congress. When Massie insisted on getting a roll call vote on the $2 trillion Covid relief bill in 2020, warning it was a massive wealth transfer from the middle class to the rich, he received a lot of pressure, and not only from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He noticed a call coming from the White House and let it go into voicemail, and then another. When he finally talked with the president, Trump threatened to go after him to keep him from winning reelection.  When Massie introduced a bill to prohibit federal interference with the interstate traffic of raw milk and milk products packaged for human consumption, the milk lobby went after him: “I didn’t know the lactose lobby was so tolerant.” Massie introduced the PRIME Act to give states the freedom to permit the intrastate distribution of custom-slaughtered meat to consumers, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, and boarding houses. He introduced the Industrial Hemp Act as an amendment to the Farm Bill.  Massie sits on powerful the House Rules Committee and assured its passage. The act excludes hemp from the definition of marijuana. He is supporting a bill that would block the Pentagon from forcing Covid shots on servicemen. He is asking questions on Twitter rather than making declarations, a tactic he says, that thus far bypasses censorship.

Congressman Thomas Massie

Many longtime sufferers from chronic illnesses are motivated to join the food/health freedom movement. That is true of John Moody, who runs a family farm with his wife and three children in Kentucky and is founder and director of, an online platform for homesteaders and farmers.

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Ginny Garner is a writer, editor, researcher, and music lover. She took the red pill many years ago and has been an avid reader of Lew’s website for the last 22-23 years. Write her at .

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Joel Salatin: The Ron Paul of Family Farmers – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 14, 2021

What role should the government have had in response to Covid-19?

None. Health is not a government responsibility; it’s a personal responsibility. As soon as you make it a government responsibility, you begin taking sides as to which procedures are good and which are bad. Obviously, expert opinion is often wrong: think DDT, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and antimicrobial soap.

How has Covid-19 changed local farming?

2020 will go down as a time of accelerating interest in questioning scientific orthodoxy and individuals taking responsibility for their own health realizing they can’t depend on government yo-yos to do it. Catastrophes don’t make trends, they clarify trends.

By Ginny Garner

Sitting on a picnic bench across from Joel Salatin on a beautiful day on Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, I am struck with how much the farmer, author and lecturer reminds me of Ron Paul: Mission-driven, a leader who has inspired millions around the world, a Christian, family man, libertarian, self-sufficient, charismatic, energetic, enterprising, optimistic, hard-working, a teacher, a communicator, a brilliant unorthodox thinker, confident yet humble, good-humored, athletic, frugal, and possessing a strong bearing and commanding presence. A great and good man.

If you type the question “Who is the most famous farmer in the world?” into Google, the result is Joel Salatin. He has appeared in many documentaries on factory farming and/or the rogue food movement including Polyfaces, Food Inc., Fresh, Revolution Food, Sustenance, Freedom From Choice, What’s With Wheat?, American Meat, and At the Fork. Ron Paul also appears in Farmageddon which shows government agents swat teaming family farmers for selling raw milk, destroying their animals and their livelihoods. Salatin has written 12 books, lectured all over the world, edits the Stockman Grass Farmer, and the self-described “lunatic farmer” shares his musings online.

Four generations of Salatins live and work at Polyface: Joel’s mother Lucille who originally owned the 550-acre farm with her husband Bill who passed away in 1988; Joel, Teresa, his wife of 40+ years, their daughter Rachel who does marketing for the farm, and son Daniel who has been managing the farm since he was 18, his wife Sheri and their three children. The farm provides food for 3,000 in the community and local restaurants.

At Polyface Farm simple farming methods are modified by new technologies. The farm is regenerative, sustainable and organic: no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or antibiotics have ever been used and seeds have never been planted. The carbon-based ecosystem is teaming with life. The movement of the animals and their meeting with grass on the farm is carefully and lovingly managed. High-tech fencing keeps the animals in and the predators out. The cows, chickens, hens, baby chicks, and rabbits look healthy and content and so does the team who work on the farm. People travel from all over the world to visit Polyface, take a tour, participate in summits, and learn how to start or develop their own farms.

A palpable spirituality permeates this space: the cycle of life is fully expressed, with every living plant, animal and person doing their part and working together in perfect synergy. Life is biological and therefore fundamentally sacred and the sacrifice of life to feed or serve others is understood. This philosophy is most certainly in stark contrast with the transhumanist agenda of the global technocrats to transform humans into machines.

Over the past 50 years factory farming dominated by industrial giants took control of agriculture in America, with government regulations favoring the monopolists and governments subsidizing many farmers. For decades growing consumer awareness and concern about industrialized farm products and the globalized industrial food system vastly increased the market and demand for organics, but agribusiness has incrementally hijacked the label organic. While organic family farms constitute only 2% of agriculture in the US and the average age of a family farmer is 60, the local rogue food movement is growing, especially since the Covid coup. Salatin says if the farming methods used at Polyface were globally implemented, all the carbon depleted from the soil since the industrial age would be sequestered within 10 years.

Q & A with Joel:

How did you get started in farming?

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Ginny Garner is a writer, editor, researcher, and music lover. She took the red pill many years ago and has been an avid reader of Lew’s website for the last 22-23 years. Write her at .

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Joel Salatin: The Rise Of Rogue Food | Peak Prosperity

Posted by M. C. on August 16, 2018

by Adam Taggart

This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

Who wouldn’t want that?

Well, the government and Big Ag for starters. Read the rest of this entry »

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