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Joel Salatin (Ellen Martin/Heinz Awards)

  • Virginia food star Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm just got $100,000 richer. The Shenandoah Valley farmer and author, best known by foodies as a grow-it-local hero in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma," is one of 10 winners of the Heinz Award announced Tuesday. This year, the annual prize -- established by Teresa Heinz Kerry -- is honoring folks doing good things for the environment. Salatin's central Virginia operation is all about alternative, eco-friendly farming. Plans for the money? "It will all be spent locally," he told us.

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    Great news! Very deserving. Everyone should check out Polyface farms. Excellent model for farming driven by NATURE - not the shameful AGRO-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX that has so many people brainwashed. It's just like the tobacco industry people. Congrats to Joel Salatin and his hard-working family!

    Posted by: AJMcLaughlin | September 15, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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