Joel Salatin Explains to Sean Croxton How To Farm

By on January 26, 2013

Real Food Warriors Learn How To Run A Farming Business

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother Eat Real Food Warrior is Sean Croxton of San Diego.  As a university educated personal trainer, Sean graduated from one of California’s excellent state schools about 10 years ago, ready to change the world, one person at a time.

Like many of us, he’s evolved away from calories-in calories-out to a more nuanced understanding of what makes a strong, healthy person.  And, as Sean and I have both come to know, it starts with real food.

Sean has written an excellent book, and is a U-tube master.  See his website for more information. Http://

This means eating as low to the ground as you can, avoiding processed foods where you may, and trying your level best to keep your diet as “clean” as possible.

Sean met up with another of my heroes recently, Virginia’s Joel Salatin, a thinking man’s farmer who has made several amazing discoveries about farming.  First, farmers themselves are becoming extinct.

Why?  Young people just aren’t getting into the biz.  But Joel has developed a great system of mentoring on his Polyface farm in Virginia.  I heard Joel speak last year when I was at Harvard for the Sustainable Food conference.  He’s so sensible, funny, and just plain old truthful in what he says, he’s irresistible.

So anyway, Sean interviewed him out in San Diego where he’d gone to make a presentation.  The man has such wisdom and speaks in ways we all need to hear.

Sean says I can post the video HERE,  so please, watch and enjoy it. And thank you Sean Croxton, for your generosity in sharing this valuable video.

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”