• HOW TO START A SMALL HOMESTEAD DAIRY - EXTENDED

    This full day workshop with Shawn and Beth Dougherty includes preparing cultured, fermented milk foods and uses for milk byproducts.

    Seven Springs, Pa. - Friday, Sept. 13 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Note this workshop begins before the FAIR opens.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania 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!

    Find the idea of the homestead dairy inspiring but intimidating? Shawn and Beth Dougherty lead a full-day workshop that brings dairy back where it belongs: the farm and the farm kitchen! Practice simple, time-honored methods for preparing naturally cultured fermented milk foods (such as butter, yogurt, Gouda, and mozzarella) using only basic kitchen tools, raw milk, salt, and rennet. Gain confidence to select, graze, manage, and milk your own homestead dairy cow for the safest, most delicious milk, and learn how to use milk byproducts to make ricotta, cultured buttermilk, and soft-curd cheeses, or as nutritional supplements to end your dependence on purchased feed for your nondairy livestock. The family cow is the heart of the homestead; take home the confidence to start your own home creamery!

    Limited to 60 participants. All Hands-on workshops are nonrefundable.

    Item: 9750
  • KNIFE SHARPENING - HANDS-ON (INCLUDES KNIFE AND SHARPENING STONE!)

    Knife Sharpening with Jonathon Levalley

    Saturday, Sept. 14 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania 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 learna new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Learn the basics of freehand knife sharpening. Avoid the pitfalls of unnecessary equipment and cut through the myths surrounding establishing and maintaining an edge. Participants will be provided with a dull knife at the beginning of the workshop. Please note: The price of this workshop includes the knife and the sharpening stone, which is quarried exclusively for participants of the class.

    Participants must be 18 or over.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9611
  • POULTRY 101: A COURSE ON STARTING YOUR OWN FLOCK - EXTENDED

    The Power of Poultry with The Livestock Conservancy

    Saturday, Sept. 14 2:00-5:00 p.m.

    Note: A separate pass is required for this workshop. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Passes will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event. Please save your order confirmation.

    Interested in raising your own poultry flock for meat, eggs, or both? Have you recently started a flock but feel you still have a lot to learn about bird health and nutrition? Perhaps you keep laying chickens now but want to get into meat birds? Are you interested in learning how to raise poultry to market for supplemental income? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you won’t want to miss The Power of Poultry presented by MannaPro.

    In this interactive session, you will learn the common sense basics of setting up for a breeder flock and how to make good breeding decisions for creating birds that meet breed standard while producing better meat and eggs in the process. Over time, you can make great improvements to your flock, which will translate to healthier, more productive, and ultimately more valuable birds.

    This session will include hands-on instruction for handling live chickens for the purpose of breeding birds and their evaluation as well as hands on egg selection from a variety of quality and ages.

    This session is designed to be very personal and interactive, so space is strictly limited. Reservations are available first-come, first-served. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

    Limited to 40 participants. This workshop is nonrefundable and nontransferable

    Item: 9613
  • RECIPE FOR HOMESTEADING SUCCESS WITH JOEL SALATIN - EXTENDED

    Seven Springs, Pa. - Sunday, Sept. 15 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania 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.

    If you could discover a secret sauce to let you quit your town commute and enjoy full-time employment on your property, what would that be worth? In this half-day workshop, limited to 40 people, Joel will coach you through an exam to identify your weak links and then offer ideas to overcome them. He starts with a fast-paced, thought-provoking run-down of the most common struggles, and then opens the floor for one-on-one conversations everyone gets to enjoy.

    This session is designed to be very personal and interactive, so space is strictly limited. Reservations are available first-come, first-served. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

    Limited to 40 participants. This workshop is nonrefundable.

    Item: 9782
  • SECRET TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY PAIN - EXTENDED

    Walking Adventures, Cooking Class, and Flavor Enhancing Tips – Food Plan Cookbook Included!

    Seven Springs, Pa. - Thursday, Sept. 12 8:00a.m.-5:00 p.m. This workshop takes place on Thursday before the FAIR begins!

    Note: 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!

    Author and wellness expert, Shawna Coronado, will be your guide on this full day adventure to better health and wellness. Shawna, diagnosed with severe Spinal Osteoarthritis in 2015, has reduced her pain levels by more than 80% by tapping into beneficial diet, food and health practices.

    Using Coronado’s latest book as a guide, Stacked with Flavor, workshop attendees will learn how to eat an anti-inflammatory diet, build recipes with amazing flavor, and stick consistently to a diet and exercise routine.

    Included in the workshop guide is a full-sized copy of the Stacked with Flavor cookbook. Attendees will sample flavorful dishes, celebrate the outdoors with walking sessions, have a delicious healthy lunch, then make and take home their very own spice mix, dry salad dressing mix, flavor infused oil. Just bring yourself and a positive attitude!

    Class Schedule:

    8:00 – Morning Introduction and Pre-Event Walk Session

    9:00 – 9:15 Return for COFFEE & TEA, Healthy Morning Snacks

    9:15 – 10:15 SESSION 1: THE FOOD PLAN - How to Eat Every Day to Reduce Chronic Inflammatory Pain

    10:15 – 11:00 SESSION 2: FIND YOUR SUCCESS - Secret Ways to Change a Dietary or Health Habit and Stick with Your Wellness Plan

    11:30 – 12:30 HEALTHY LUNCH

    12:30 – 1:30 SESSION 3: HERB AND SPICE INFUSION COOKING CLASS – How to Stack Your Flavors with Amazing Spice Combinations, Oils, and Herbs

    1:30 – Short Break COFFEE & TEA

    2:00 – 2:30 SESSION 4: SNACK CLASS - Healthy Afternoon Snack Ideas & Discussion

    2:30 – 3:30 SESSION 5:  THE LICKETY-SPLIT DINNER COOKING & MEAL PLAN CLASS – How to Make Stacked with Flavor Anti-Inflammatory Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less

    3:30 – 4:15 SESSION 6: WALKING – How to Find the Time & Energy to Walk Every Single Day

    4:15 – 4:30 – Short Break

    4:30 – 5:00 End-of-Day Reenergizing Walk

    Limited to 60 participants. All Hands-on workshops are nonrefundable.

    Item: 9612
  • SURVIVING THE WILDERNESS - EXTENDED

    Surviving 7 Springs with Dennis Biswell and Matt Stephens

    Friday, Sept. 13 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania 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!

    Think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness with limited supplies and resources?! Or perhaps you have been thinking it might be a good idea to get training on at least some basic survival skills? Whatever the case, you do not want to miss this unique, informative, and fully immersive half-day survival workshop featuring popular MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speakers Dennis Biswell and Matt Stephens.

    Participation in this exclusive Seven Springs extended workshop is strictly limited to ensure maximum small group interaction. Biswell and Stephens have a combined XX years in wilderness survival and training, and they will demonstrate some fundamental skills and supplies required for basic wilderness survival with an emphasis on three main goals:

    - building a fire - building a dry shelter - finding food (fishing without poles) - water purification

    Participants will get instruction and advice before challenging themselves to use what they have just learned. This workshop will take place on Friday morning, Sept. 13, from 8am-11am. Transportation will be provided from the main lodge at the resort to a secluded location on the mountain. Attendees will receive the supplies to get their survival pack started!

    Limited to 60 participants. Surviving the Wilderness is a rain or shine experience! Workshop will not be canceled due to weather, so please dress accordingly. All extended workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9614
  • WOOL: FROM FARM TO FIBER FOLK - EXTENDED

    Wool: From farm to fiber folk with Deborah Niemann and Deborah Robson

    Sunday, Sept. 15 9:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania 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!

    Whether you’re a shepherd or a fiber worker, wool—in all its diverse forms—can enrich your life. This full-day session focuses on connecting, and creating better communication between, the people who produce wool and those who use it, in all its multiple varieties.

    9:00 a.m. Selecting Fleeces: Spinner, non-spinning fiber artisan, or shepherd, you’ll improve your encounters with wool by understanding how fleeces grow and how to select a good one.

    10:15 a.m. Evaluating Fleeces: Let’s get real! For this hands-on session, you—whether you’re growers or buyers—can bring us fleeces for evaluation. Are you a shepherd who wants to put a better product out there? Are you a fiber person who’s bought (or been given) a fleece that you can’t figure out how to use? Bring it on.

    12:00 p.m. Lunch

    1:00 p.m. Upping Your Income: Value-Added Wool Products: Whether you are a shepherd or a fiber artist, you can increase the value of wool with each step of processing. You'll discover how the price of wool increases from a raw fleece to washed fleece to roving to yarn and then to finished garments and other products.

    2:15 p.m. Connecting Fiber: Where Suppliers Can Sell Products and Artisans Can Find Them: Most people immediately think of Etsy when it comes to handmade or homegrown products, but there are so many marketplaces available, from individual websites or farm stores to farmers markets and retail stores. Whether you’re selling or buying, we’ll help you find channels to locate what you need.

    3:30 p.m. Warm Conversations: Using Social Media in the Fiber World: No, you can't just ask your neighbor's teenager to handle your Facebook page. Learn the pros and cons of the various social media outlets, as well as how to use them to increase sales, find supplies, or even just engage in informative dialogue.

    Limited to 60 participants. All extended workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9672

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