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Polyface, Inc.

Polyface, Inc.
Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. We produce: Salad Bar BeefPigaerator PorkPastured Poultry (Eggs, Broilers, Turkeys)Forage-Based RabbitsForestry Products We are in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture. Writing, speaking, and farm tours offer various message venues. Experience the satisfaction of knowing your food and your farmer, building community.

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