FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
OZARKS HOMESTEADING will be partnering with the BENTON COUNTY FAIR in Bentonville Arkansas, September 28 through October 2, 2021. YES, THAT'S A FULL FIVE DAYS!
Ozarks Homesteading will host an EDUCATIONAL/HOMESTEADING RESOURCES EXPO at the Auditorium building during the Benton County Fair. The VENDOR AREA, both inside and outside, will be FREE to all FAIRGOERS from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Fairgoers can buy WRISTBANDS each day to attend all of the SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS and any WORKSHOPS that are available. Wristbands are $10 per day. WRISTBANDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE AUDITORIUM.
WE ARE EXCITED THAT THE BRIGHTWATER: A CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF FOOD, WILL BE PARTNERING WITH US TO PROVIDE SOME GREAT PRESENTATIONS INCLUDING BREADMAKING, FERMENTING, SAUSAGE MAKING, AND MORE!
DEMONSTRATIONS AND PRESENTATION YOU WILL FIND AT THE EXPO:
BEEKEEPING with BENTON COUNTY BEEKEEPERS
NATIVE PLANTS AND FORAGING with ERIC FUSELIER
SOLAR AND WIND TECHNOLOGY
CURING BACON AND MAKING SAUSAGE AT HOME
MILLING LUMBER with DAVE BOYT
BASIC AND ARTISAN BREAD MAKING
CANNING AND PRESERVING FOOD
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON. NO ADVANCED TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.
Matt is the founder and CEO of Cooks Venture. Prior to Cooks Venture, he founded and served as COO of Blue Apron, the trailblazing meal-kit company that reimagined the way food is produced, distributed, and prepared for home chefs. Matt developed and managed Blue Apron’s supply chain, led a team of over 5,000 manufacturing employees at six national centers, and built a network of over 250 farmers, ranchers, and agronomists. Matt’s goal is nothing short of building a food system for the future, changing industrial agriculture and creating a regenerative system to reverse climate change while providing consumers with food choices that are exceptional in quality and taste. He serves on the boards of Goodwill International and The Charlie Cart Project, which works to educate the next generation about the connections between food, health, and the environment.
He will be teaching the basics of how to cut up a chicken.
Eric Fuselier is an Environmental Project Manager at Crafton Tull where he works with civil engineers and landscape architects to select native plant species for the rain gardens, bioswales, detention ponds, and commercial development projects they design. Eric is currently serving as the President of the Ozark Chapter of Wild Ones in northwest Arkansas, a non-profit organization dedicated to ”promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities
Jim and Rhenda have a YouTube channel for called Heartiness Approach where they emphasize growing and eating real food, fitness, being emotionally well and doing that all in the setting of a homestead. We encourage as many seniors as we can to pursue their hidden passion and realize that they can have it. Many other seniors are finding their own little corners of the world with small acreage and building their homesteads to live out our lives. Others are hoping for a chance to make that happen. We cheer those who have moved back to the land and encourage those who want to. We know we can regenerate the land, however we can also regenerate our bodies and our health. We believe that one of the most effective ways to defy age-related illness is to change our lifestyle to be a homestead life.
All vendors must be consistent of our theme of Homesteading, Heathly Living, Self-Sufficiency, Regenerative Agriculture, etc. or have products or services that are environmentally friendly.