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The Official Polyface Resource Guide



  • Aluminum Electric Fence Wire – Jeffers – 800-533-3377

  • Electric Fencing – Premier 1 – 800-282-6631

  • Electric Fence Insulators and Gate Handles – Jeffers – 800-533-3377



  • Biologicals – New Country Organics – 540-946-808
  • Forage Seeds – Grazing Systems Supply – 812-934-4474
  • Livestock Mineral – Fertrell – 717-367-1566
  • Planters II – U.S. Soil – 877-287-7645


  • Featherman Equipment 660-684-6035
  • Labels – MTS Equipment – 800-289-3444
  • Packaging – Uline 800-295-5510
  • Processing/Knives – Bunzl – 800-456-5624
  • The Meat Buyers Guide: Meat, Lamb, Veal, Pork and Poultry


  • Egg Cartons – PCA – 717-653-8551
  • Hatchery – Moyers – 215-536-3155
  • Hatchery – Murray McMurray – 515-832-3280
  • Cornerstone Farm Ventures 607-334-9962
  • Featherman Equipment 660-684-6035
  • Premier Poultry Solutions 800-282-6631
  • Automatic Chicken Door Openers - Chicken Guardian


  • Pig Drinker – Farmer Boy Ag Supply  
  • Polyface uses the 85 gallon one Hog Feeder – Osborne Livestock Equipment


  • Rabbit Feeders – Bass 800-798-0150
  • Rabbit Nest Boxes – Bass – 800-798-0150


  • Farm and Garden Tools – A.M. Leonard Horticulture and Tool Supply Co. 800-543-8955
  • Lehman’s - specializing in non-electric appliances, but also a huge assortment of tools, kitchen wares, and homestead infrastructure


  • Bilge Pump – Paxton – 757-853-6781
  • Full Flow Valves – Neville Supply 989-386-4522
  • Pond Accessories – Aquatic Eco-Systems – 877-347-4788
  • Water Meters – Aquatic Eco-Systems 877-347-4788

The Polyface Bookshelf

Our recommended reading list

FAST FOOD NATION by Eric Schlosser – Current hot topic book exposing the dangers of America’s fast food icon.

ECO-FARM by Charles Walters – Foundational to understanding the differences between “toxic rescue chemistry” and natural soil fertility.

THE SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL by James Dale Davidson – Prophetic about the impacts of the information revolution to democratize everything.

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Steven Covey – Next to the Bible, probably the most effective treatise for becoming all you can be.

FARMER’S PROGRESS by George Henderson – Currently out of print, this book details the farming success of a 1940’s English farmer.

THE FARMING LADDER by George Henderson – Out of print, but my favorite book of all time. From portable chicken shelters to farm entrepreneurialism, this book has it all.

THE CONTRARY FARMER by Gene Logsdon – Possibly Logsdon’s best general work, showing how he goes against the grain of everything conventional.

THE UNSETTLING OF AMERICA by Wendell Berry – My favorite philosophical agriculture book, and Berry’s greatest classic.

PLOWMAN’S FOLL by Ed Faulkner – Still current, this ex-extension agent shows why plowing should be done sparingly.

MALABAR FARM by Louis Bromfield – Few farmers questioned the culture’s agriculture paradigms as saliently as Bromfield. Still a must for avid students of landscape stewardship.

AN AGRICULTURAL TESTAMANT by Sir Albert Howard – My most oft-quoted book–absolutely the footer of modern natural farming.

PERMACULTURE: DESIGNER’S MANUAL by Bill Mollison – A veritable compendium of symbiotic and synergistic design. My most oft given-away book

GRASS FARMER by Allan Nation – A documentation of the nation’s pioneering and leading grass farmers, showing their results and techniques.

GOLD IN THE GRASS by Margaret Leatherbarrow – This is the one for the ladies. It grips your heart, makes you laugh and cry. Powerful.

TREE CROPS by Russell J. Smith – A true classic, detailing multi-vegetative stacking concepts, and as current today as when it was written.

GRASS PRODUCTIVITY by Andre Voisin – The absolute bedrock for any student of grass farming. This is still the Bible for grass farmers.

NOURISHING TRADITIONS by Sally Fallon – The book that launched the groundswell Weston A. Price movement. It will change your life.

THE GIFT OF GOOD LAND by Wendell Berry – Another classic by perhaps the strongest and most articulate voice in ecological agriculture.

ALTARS OF UNHEWN STONE by Wes Jackson – Challenging industrial agriculture’s mindset, this is perhaps Jackson’s best book.

FERTILITY PASTURES by Newman Turner – Still a classic, this book challenges soil tests and shows real success from one of the world’s best pasture farmers.

DOMINION by Matthew Scully – From a conservative’s perspective, this voluminous treatise–sometimes tedious–challenges the religious right with the moral dimension of animal husbandry.

PARADIGMS by Joel Arthur Barker – he book that popularized the term “paradigms.” A great explanation of our preconceived notions.

PASTURE PERFECT by Jo Robinson – The far-reaching benefits of choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from grass-fed animals.

THE BOTANY OF DESIRE by Michael Pollan – A plant’s-eye view of the world.

OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by Michael Pollan