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Polyface Farms

#1 of 1 things to do in Swoope Features Animals
43 Pure Meadows Ln, Swoope, VA 24479-2032
+1 540-885-3590
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Authentic and Unique

Polyface Farms is a unique, rural, off-the-beaten-path gem that's worth the drive! Joel Salatin... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Great food and brilliant farm

Polyface sells great food with wonderful taste and quality despite huge competition from... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Doug R
Cambridge NZew Zealand
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43 Pure Meadows Ln, Swoope, VA 24479-2032
+1 540-885-3590
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Polyface Farms is a unique, rural, off-the-beaten-path gem that's worth the drive! Joel Salatin, the owner of Polyface, is all about organic, natural farming that's good for both you and the environment! Even those not interested in farming (like myself) will find the tour fascinating....More

1  Thank TravellingDakota
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Polyface sells great food with wonderful taste and quality despite huge competition from agri-business. Their food is fabulous. Polyface is really good farming. Their animals are raised humanely, receiving lots of tender loving care and personal attention. I wish that I live a lot closer...More

1  Thank Doug R
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What the Salatins are doing here is tremendous. Our party of 8 - 2 families with small children - drove from Canada with seeing this farm up close as our main reason for travelling. Polyface did not disappoint. We did a self-guided tour to see...More

3  Thank mommamac55
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The whole reason we came to visit Staunton was to see the Polyface Farm. We were excited to visit this working farm, and speak with all who work there about their farm and how it is run. It was a really awesome experience as everyone...More

2  Thank jgonzales2016
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stopped here for a lunatic tour. We arrived a day early to poke around the farm. There were interns coming and going and everyone was friendly. The farm is located off the beaten path with lots of curves and turns. Beautifully located. We arrived...More

4  Thank riverrose
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We stopped here to visit the farm store and load up on food. We did not take an official tour but we did wander a bit after buying our food. If was VERY hot the day we visited so we opted to only wander nearby...More

3  Thank LIZ R
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Daniel led the tour and it was a lot of fun. Everything I expected and maybe a little more. It was good to see in person the broiler chicken tractors and walking amongst the pigs in the woods. Also saw the huge layer chicken tractor.

4  Thank CP171717
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We visited Polyface on May 16th, 2015. We had never done anything like this. While we were starting our own small farm, we wanted to get some outside ideas from other, more experienced farmers. Boy were we impressed. Joel Salatin was our "lunatic" tour guide....More

3  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The Salatin farm is off the main road for sure, but it's SO worth the drive through the beautiful country to go visit this farm. We were there with no other visitors, and we were allowed to wander the farm at will. It's a working...More

5  Thank travelingfamily985
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Having read "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and watched "Food Inc." and seen J.S. in various YouTube interviews, I was excited to visit this farm. I am also a member of a CSA farm in Upstate NY for 15 years, so to me PolyFace is a must-see...More

3  Thank ndantonio
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I am sending a class from my school to tour the farm in the fall, any suggestions on lodging?
30 June 2016|
Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no but the nearby town of Staunton has a variety of motels. Be sure to take an excellent map and get good directions to Polyface from Staunton's Visitor's Center because it's easy to get lost. I did.