Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. By Joel Salatin Family farmer Joel Salatin has been hailed by The New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson" and profiled in the Academy Award - nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thought on what normal in and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.
In his new book, Folks, This Ain't Normal, the 54-year-old famer-philosopher emerges as a true American throwback: an agrarian libertarian who wants both Food Inc. and Big Government out of his fields...It's about better food, yes, but what Salatin is really calling for is responsibility: a declaration of independence from corporations and bureaucracy. He wants us to be full citizens of the food system, like the Jeffersonian citizen-farmers who founded the country.
-Bryan Walsh, Time
"... The types of people who would certainly benefit from reading FOLK, THIS AIN'T NORMAL includes: vegetarians, carnivores, environmentalists, McDonald's patrons, farmers market shoppers, Chipotle patrons, Tea Partiers, liberals, Christians, scientists, atheists, politicians, big farmers, small farmers, city folks, country folks, the 99%, and the 1%. In short, everyone who eats."
-Darya Pino, Ph. D., Huffington Post
"Joel Salatin might seem like a vision of our agrarian past, but in fact, he's distinctly modern, looking beyond the conventional toward a new "normal" based on community, ecology, and flavor, too. Salatin's book is as practical as it is reflective; as necessary as it is radical."
-Dan Barber, Chef/Co-Owner, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns