Sunday, January 8, 2012

Not a Book Review

I am the first to admit that I don’t enjoy writing book reviews. So, when I heard that Joel Salatin had a new book AND is visiting Grand Rapids, I figured that it was time to NOT write a book review. Salatin is the owner of Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Polyface Farm and Joel Salatin became the voice of the grass fed farm animal movement after their feature in Michael Pollan’s bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma and in the movie Food, Inc. The Polyface website states that they are in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture.

The book is Folks, this ain’t normal. It was published in 2011 by Center Street (Hachette Book Group). And, I have started to read it hoping to be through a few chapters before he comes to town. At this point, I have not made it through the first chapter yet, which makes me an appropriate candidate to not write a book review. If you really need a review, here is one from the book’s website.

On January 16th he will be signing his book at Nourish Organic Market from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. He will be speaking at the Calvin College January Series on January 17th. The title of his speech is Dancing with Dinner. If you cannot make it to the Calvin campus, there are remote webcast locations, or you can listen to it live online.

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