Author Archives: Brie Aronson

About Brie Aronson

Brie Aronson came to Polyface from southern California. During college, she was diagnosed with food allergies and had to begin asking about the source of every single thing she put in her mouth. This led to an interest in all things food and she sought out a way to learn how it can be produced ethically and sustainably. Her desire is to help people shift their focus from counting calories, being intimidated by their kitchens, and being disconnected from the land to one that experiences the life-giving enjoyment of food. Having completed the internship in summer 2010, she now assists with the buying clubs and sales building, leads school tours of the farm, and will be the summer 2012 farm cook.

Happy New Year’s Eve!


Tomorrow we start a brand new year, and it brings with it many wonderful yet bittersweet changes. I am headed to Ireland to begin my course at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, and I am thrilled beyond words…but leaving a wonderful place like Polyface makes it very bittersweet indeed! I have had a wonderful time writing … Read the Rest


Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from our farm to yours! Hoping your holidays are merry and bright 🙂 – the Salatin families and Polyface team    

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! I recently tried out this Tyler Florence recipe and thought it was too good not to share. The secret ingredient? Roasted bananas! They add an unexpected sweetness to the dish that is really complementary to sweet potatoes. If you’re looking for a new spin on the classic sweet potato dish for Thursday, … Read the Rest


Beef Shank That Might Just Change Your Life

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Beef shank is one of those cuts of meat that may intimidate you if you’ve never cooked it. Never fear! Mark and Maggie Reinke – happy, long time customers and philosophical supporters of Polyface – are here today to show you the wonders of beef shank. It all began when I noticed they would stop … Read the Rest


Should the Federal Government Mandate GMO Labeling on Food?


In case you missed it, I wanted to post last week’s video from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund Annual Gala. Joel Salatin and Dr. Joe Mercola debated this resolution: Should the federal government mandate GMO labeling on food? To view the debate, click the link below and start at minute 55:00 (runs approximately … Read the Rest


My Last Grass Stain Tour

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Today is my last Grass Stain Tour for the year, which is a very bittersweet feeling! It is always nice to see the season wind down and have some jobs on the farm come to an end for the year, but it’s also causing me to reflect on how grateful I have been for the … Read the Rest


Enter to Win this “John Henry” Rooster Rug Hooking!


My friend Melinda McCoy generously donated this rug hooking for me to raffle for the last bit of the Ballymaloe fundraiser! I asked her to describe the craft, and here is what she said: “I was at a fiber festival when I saw my first hooked rug. I loved the colors and textures and the … Read the Rest


Just a quick reminder!


Hi everyone! I’m going to link back to a post from three weeks ago that explains a raffle I am holding for a gorgeously woven Alpaca throw! Take a look here to read the story behind the throw. Proceeds will help me attend The Ballymaloe Cookery School! The raffle ends next Tuesday, October 9 at … Read the Rest

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The Fast and Furious Cook


Yesterday I had the wonderful experience of working with Chef Kurt Jacobson of the Fast and Furious Cook. While reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma several weeks ago, Chef Kurt called and asked if he could guest chef for us one evening…and we said come on down! Kurt made salmon pate (from fish he caught himself while … Read the Rest

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