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Victoria Redhed Miller

New Society Publishers

Victoria Redhed Miller grew up in Seattle and now lives with her husband, David, on their off-grid farm in the Olympic Mountain foothills in NW Washington state. She speaks on several topics related to homesteading and self-reliance, at events around the country. She is the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks; the award-winning book Craft Distilling: Making liquor legally at home; and the upcoming book From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread, due out in June 2018. Books by This Speaker: Craft Distilling, Pure Poultry

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

Workshops

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The Practicality and Legality of Craft Distilling

Hobby distilling has become more and more popular in the past few years. However, there is still confusion about the legalities around the distillation of liquor. The author of the award-winning book Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home explains the facts around legal distilling, including an update on pending legislation, and provides an overview of how to make high-quality distilled spirits on a small scale. An informative, fun workshop for anyone interested in distilling liquor.
Real Foods Nature and Community

Available In:

Maryland, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Oregon, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Real Food Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Real Food 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:

Maryland, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Oregon, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

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:

Maryland, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
Oregon, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Sunday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations
North Carolina, Sunday 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 the upcoming book From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread (due out June 2018), 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. 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:

Maryland, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Common Market Co-op Stage
Oregon, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Grit Stage
North Carolina, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Grit 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