Blog Authors are employed or involved with Polyface. However, posts will cover a large genre of topics. Statements, ideas and opinions may differ somewhat from practices, beliefs and vision of Polyface.
Heather enjoys gardening, farming, cooking, crocheting, embroidery, and being with family and friends.
Leanna enjoys farming, gardening, knitting, spinning, baking, and anything that has to do with the homesteading lifestyle.
Sheri enjoys family, reading, writing, baking, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, gardening, canning, and is very active in her church.
Susan enjoys music, hiking, tending animals, gathering flowers and berries, fermenting, cooking, and making cheese.
Connecting Experience, Education and Enthusiasm in Farming.
- Farm Operations Manager January 16, 2018
- Ellwood Thompson's Local Market Seeks Organic Farm Partner January 16, 2018
- 2018 Apprenticeship at East Fork Farm January 12, 2018
- Learn a Little of Everything at The Sweet Farm January 12, 2018
- Field Manager January 12, 2018
- Looking for grazing lease November 9, 2017
- Looking to learn farming; young aspiring future farmer wanting to just get started! August 15, 2017
Started Oct 3, 2011
Author Archives: Hannah Hale
Gardening has always been alluring to me. There’s just something about nurturing the earth, getting your hands good and dirty, pruning and training, and finally harvesting a fresh product from a plant that you grew! For that reason, I began reading a book today about building better soil for better crops. Within the first chapter … Read the Rest
“…GMOs are genetically altered beings. Now that the clever human mind has been able to learn about DNA and peer into the genetic code, we can splice genetic material from one species into another. In other words, we can take a trait from a pig and put it into tomatoes. … Aren’t we clever? … … Read the Rest
“What would you do in the following situation? You are a tomato farmer whose crops are threatened by a persistent species of beetle. Each year, you spend large sums of money for chemical pesticides to protect your crops. A biotechnology company introduces a new strain of tomato plant that produces a natural pesticide, making … Read the Rest
Vermont’s law – Act 120 – will require food containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled, effective July 1, 2016. To many, this is fantastic news! On the surface, this seems like a giant leap for mankind! Products containing genetically modified organisms/genetically engineered products will soon be labeled for all to see and know! GMOs are a … Read the Rest
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or … Read the Rest
Richard Morris woke up every morning asking himself a simple question: “Is today the day I die?” Richard was 400 pounds when he rediscovered what an impact good food has on our bodies and in our lives! Sally Fallon writes “Morris does not have a bunch of letters after his name but he has a different … Read the Rest
Say “Ossabaw” around anyone here at Polyface and we involuntarily twitch. This breed of pig just doesn’t seem to understand our system… The characteristic razor-back hair on these pigs is a sure sign of trouble… Kind of like a moody teenager with a mohawk (no offence), these pigs just don’t … Read the Rest
I want to to quickly define “Sustainable Farming”. I love how perfectly and succinctly a definition can be found on sustainabletable.org. “In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. This form of agriculture enables us to … Read the Rest
Industry farming is ignoring the fundamental needs of animals in their system (good nutrition, and that of being what they were created to be – unique animals), but what about the fundamental needs of the people they feed (nutrition)? All But Forgotten. Beeves raised in confinement facilities are fed Vitamin E supplements and are … Read the Rest