• 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: MUSHROOM CULTIVATION; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone with Tradd Cotter

    Sunday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. You’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on.

    This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production! Topics include: life cycle of fungi; mushroom behavior and intuitive growing; choosing, buying, and storing spawn; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small and large scale); converting existing structures into grow rooms (barns, chicken houses, storage containers); marketing your mushrooms (trends, demand, strategies); organic pest management; alternative product development (powders, extracts, composts).

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9373

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: TRIANGLE LOOM WEAVING; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Triangle Loom Weaving with Les and Patty Fuller

    Friday, April 26 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Weave along with artisans Les and Patty Fuller of Poplar Hill Alpacas & Studio in this introductory-level workshop. This basic weaving style is fun, creative, easy, and quick! The process is simple to learn and suitable for weaving beginners. All materials will be provided, including the loom, so you can make dozens of other projects from the comfort of your home after the FAIR. Each participant will make a one-of-a-kind work of art, completing a beautiful fashion scarf. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9388

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: WHOLE HOG BUTCHERY; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Whole Hog Butchery with Meredith Leigh

    Sunday, April 28 2:00-5:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Learn how to butcher and hone your skills as you break down a half hog with a partner. As we go we will also discuss snout-to-tail cooking, what makes quality meat, knife holds and knife care, slaughter practices, and value-added processing. Leave with your head full of knowledge and your hands full of delicious cuts of meat!

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9374

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: ALL-NATURAL DEODORANT; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All-Natural Deodorant with Kimberlee Bastien

    Saturday, April 27 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Avoid the chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and other questionable additives in most commercial deodorants. Learn to make (and take home!) your own using inexpensive, all-natural ingredients.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9369

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: DEMYSTIFYING MISO; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Hands-On: Demystifying Miso with Kirsten Shockey

    Saturday, April 27 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    This “top-shelf” ferment is the basis of so much flavor and some pretty mind-boggling health benefits. In this hands-on workshop, Kirsten Shockey talks about why miso is so incredible, why it develops so much flavor, and how to make it. Leave with a jar of your own miso along with the skills to make more at home.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9371

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: FARMHOUSE CHEESE WHEEL; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Hands-On: Farmhouse Cheese Wheel with Claudia Lucero

    Saturday, April 27 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Follow along with Claudia Lucero, author of One Hour Cheese, and make your own, custom-flavored wheel of farmer's cheese to take home and enjoy. There are many versions of this simple and delicious cheese enjoyed around the world. It makes a wonderful base for your favorite flavors; spices, herbs, hot peppers - you choose, you're the cheesemaker now!

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9389

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: HAND-STITCHING LEATHER; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Hand-Stitching Leather with Dennis Biswell

    Saturday, April 27 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Learn three leather stitches – blanket, saddle and whip stitch and the times when each of the stitches are used. Participants will receive a kit that includes the leather pieces to make a 4-inch by 6-inch pouch, needles, artificial sinew and instruction on how to sew the pouch together using the three different stitches.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9370

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: NATURAL BEAUTY FROM THE GARDEN; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Natural Beauty from the Garden with Janice Cox

    Saturday, April 27 5:00-6:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Plants make us happy, healthy, and beautiful. Learn to plant your own healthy skin care container garden full of useful herbs and flowers that can be made into body care products such as shampoos, toners, lotions, and bath products. Get caught up on seed-starting basics and create your own Earth-friendly pots using recycled newspaper. Discuss DIY beauty basics and make a fresh parsley toner, lavender hair rinse, and herbal bath salts to take home!

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9372

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

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