speaker-info

Victoria Redhed Miller

New Society Publishers

www.victoriaredhedmiller.com

Victoria Redhed Miller grew up in Seattle and now lives with her husband, David, on their off-grid farm in the Olympic Mountain foothills near Sequim, Washington. She writes and blogs about homesteading and self-reliance, as well as speaking at events around the country. She is also the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks. Books by This Speaker: Craft Distilling, Pure Poultry, From No Knead to Sourdough

Victoria will be speaking at the Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon Fairs

Workshops

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The Practicality and Legality of Craft Distilling

Hobby distilling has grown more and more popular in the last few years, but confusion still abounds about the legalities around the distillation of liquor. Victoria Redhed Miller, author of the award-winning book Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home, explains the facts about legal distilling. She provides an update on pending legislation as well as an overview on how to make high-quality distilled spirits on a small scale. Perfect for anyone interested in distilling liquor, this workshop's as fun as it is informative.
Modern Homesteading Real Foods

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Grit Stage
Kansas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Grit Stage
Texas, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Real Food Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Real Food Stage
Maryland, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Oregon, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Grit Stage

Poultry Unplugged: Free-ranging poultry just about anywhere

Allowing poultry to free-range has many benefits, both for the birds and the environment. This workshop explains these benefits, and offers strategies for success regardless of predator issues and other challenges. It includes a planning worksheet, and audience questions are encouraged!
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Kansas, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Oregon, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

Hands-on: Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

Sourdough starter, activated by wild yeast, can be used for making a lot more than just loaf breads and pizza! Join experienced and passionate sourdough baker Victoria Miller, author of the new book From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread for a hands-on experience where you will learn to make and maintain your very own sourdough starter to take home and use for making bread or pizza. Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today.
Real Foods Hands On

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
Kansas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
Texas, Sunday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
North Carolina, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
Maryland, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
Oregon, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations

Hands-On: Baking Homemade Bread

Get your hands on some real dough! The author of the new book From No-Knead to Sourdough walks you through mixing, kneading, fermentation, shaping, proofing, and baking. Understanding the process of making bread is easier when you can see, feel, smell, and taste as you go along. Learn helpful techniques to simplify the process of making bread at home, as well as tips for fitting it into your schedule. Leave this workshop with bread know-how and your very own freshly baked loaf! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today.
Real Foods Hands On

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations

From No-Knead to Sourdough: Finding your comfort zone with handmade bread

Making your own bread is easier than you might think, once you find your comfort zone and try it! The author of From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread covers the basic principles of breadmaking, with an overview of simple no-knead yeast breads, pre-ferments, and sourdough-based breads. You don't need experience, fancy equipment, or expensive ingredients to make wonderful bread at home. This workshop includes a brief look at a hand-built wood-fired bread oven, plus a handout with a simple yeast bread recipe.
Real Foods

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Kansas, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Capper's Farmer Stage
Texas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Grit Stage
North Carolina, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Grit Stage
Maryland, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Common Market Co-op Stage
Oregon, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Does This Gluten Make My Butt Look Fat? Fact and fiction about wheat and gluten

For a variety of reasons, many people are avoiding gluten these days. But what exactly IS gluten, where does it come from, and how does it work? Does it deserve the bad rap it's gotten lately? Is it true that bread dough fermented with sourdough starter deactivates gluten? The author of the upcoming book From No-Knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread answers your questions about gluten, discusses baking with wheat and gluten-free grains, and offers her perspective on one of the hottest food-related topics of recent years.
Real Foods Natural Health

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage

Continued…Baking Homemade Bread

Get your hands on some real dough! The author of the new book From No-Knead to Sourdough walks you through mixing, kneading, fermentation, shaping, proofing, and baking. Understanding the process of making bread is easier when you can see, feel, smell, and taste as you go along. Learn helpful techniques to simplify the process of making bread at home, as well as tips for fitting it into your schedule. Leave this workshop with bread know-how and your very own freshly baked loaf! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today.
Real Foods Hands On

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations