Monday, we had the privilege of visiting with some of the guys from Train. They arrived here at the farm around 12:30 in the afternoon and Daniel took them on a tour. Then they stayed for dinner. It was a blast. What a life they lead! Pat told us some stories of crazy things that have happened on the road. But mostly, he just asked question after question about the farm and clean, local food.

Pat Monahan, Jerry – the guitarist and pianist, and Pergo – Pat’s assistant were here. Pat is a huge fan of Polyface. He saw Food, Inc several years ago and has been following Polyface ever since.

I had the opportunity to sit down with them for a little while before dinner. So without making it seem like I was peppering them with questions, I asked them: “How do you balance your private life with being famous?”

Pat: “I don’t have to. The kind of fans that we have aren’t that type. They’re great and easy going.” (this is paraphrased, because I didn’t write it all down, but this is the drift.

Pretty amazing, huh? I would have thought that privacy would be a real issue with as popular as these guys are. Guess not. šŸ™‚

Something else really cool that I learned. Pat writes all of their songs. Sometimes he co-writes with other people, but he is involved in the making and lyrics of every single one! What talent!

Here’s a video of Pat singing “Soul Sister.”

Oh and if you checked Train’s Twitter page, here’s the tweet from Monday evening (or should I say early Tuesday morning?):

Latest Tweets

August 2, 2011 1:59am
Spent my day off with Jerry and Pergo at Polyface Farms in VA(it was in the movie Food Inc). It was incredible! A life altering day! L, Pat
Pictures of us with them: (Thanks to Jill for taking them!!)

Pat Monahan with Daniel and myself

Pat Monahan and Jerry with Wendy, Daniel and myself

Jerry and Daniel

Autographs for the farmers

Question for you: Have you ever met anyone famous? Tell us the story. šŸ™‚

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.

3 Responses to Train!

  1. V.R. Leavitt says:

    How cool is that!! I’m a big fan of Train. They seem like really cool down to earth people too. It’s nice to hear that it’s probably true.

    I used to work in music and radio so I met a few famous people. Some were cooler than others, that’s for sure!! šŸ™‚

  2. jennie cook says:

    WOW MOM!! what a great Hollywood kind of day – I’m a big fan (of Train and Polyface) It must have been such a thrill to have a rockstar visit! Thanks for the video – I had no idea that was a TRAIN song (love it!) , and the video was filmed in my neighborhood – I feel so connected to it all at this minute – a great way to start the day! thanks for sharing.

  3. Shan says:

    That is so incredibly awesome! Sounds like some great PR for Polyface and so neat to hear of celebrities being fans of what Joel is doing there. I love it. Thanks for sharing!