This weekend, September 5-6, 2014, Staunton will become the home of the Food Freedom Fest featuring Augusta County’s own Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm and Martha Boneta of Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia. Centered around the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, the weekend will also feature tours of Polyface Farm.
Friday evening, the Food Freedom Fest is throwing a street party and inviting the public to join in. Featuring local vendors and live entertainment, the “Local Food Street Fair” in beautiful downtown Staunton runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hometown hero Joel Salatin will be honored with ceremonial “Keys to the City” and Staunton officials will read a resolution in support of food freedom.