Meet the Speakers
Joel calls himself a, “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” Many him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Others who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.
Joel, his wife Teresa and family own and run Polyface Farm, the most famous farm in the world! He is the author of 15 books (so far) and speaks all around the world on the benefits and need for regenerative farming, the rights of farmers and consumers to freely exchange goods and services for capital, and advocates for personal freedom in food, health, and more. You can follow Joel and his thoughts at his blog, The Lunatic Farmer .
Sally Fallon Morell, founding and current president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is best known as the author of Nourishing Traditions®: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease, and optimum energy levels.
Sally’s lifelong interest in the subject of nutrition began in the early 1970s when she read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. Called the “Charles Darwin of Nutrition,” Price traveled the world over studying healthy primitive populations and their diets. The unforgettable photographs contained in his book document the beautiful facial structure and superb physiques of isolated groups consuming only whole, natural foods. Price noted that all of these diets contained a source of good quality animal fat, which provided numerous factors necessary for the full expression of our genetic potential and optimum health. Sally applied the principles of Dr. Price’s research to the feeding of her own children, and proved for herself that a diet rich in animal fats—and containing the protective factors in old-fashioned foodstuffs like cod liver oil, liver, raw milk, butter, and eggs—make for sturdy cheerful children with a high immunity to illness.
Sally and her husband Geoffrey now reside on a beautiful farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where Sally can be found making her award-winning raw milk cheeses, writing her many articles and books, and generally enjoying the gentile, country life.
James Barry is the founder of Pluck, an organ-based, all-purpose seasoning. It's the first of its kind and an amazingly easy and delicious way for people to get organ meats into their family's diet.
Chef James has spent 17+ years in the culinary field starting as a
private chef. He’s been the vegan/vegetarian Chef on the Van’s
Warped Tour, traveled to 50 North American cities, started a food
delivery company, and cooked for various well-known personalities including Tom Cruise, Mariska Hargitay, George Clooney, Gerard Butler, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Barbra Streisand, and John Cusack.
James and his wife Margaret live in Portland, Oregon with their two
beautiful daughters, cooking and eating and living a very full life!
Mike Dickson (aka, “The Fit Farmer”), wife Lacie and 3 sweet children have taken the plunge into farming. Formerly a professional bodybuilder, Mike and his family sold their house in the city, moved into a yurt and started a farm in North Carolina!
Mike is passionate about food and where it comes from and strives to
use sustainable practices in order to ensure healthful products. You can follow Mike and his family’s adventures on their YouTube channel where you will find that there is never a dull moment, and always another lesson to be learned and shared!
Maureen Diaz, wife to George and mother to 9 incredible human beings, has spent most of her adult life searching for accurate nutrition information and natural healing modalities which correspond with biblical principals; typically this information contradicts what we have been taught for the last 50 years or more. About 25 years ago this search led her to the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Sally Fallon Morell - all of which she is most grateful for!
The Diaz family homesteaded, homeschooled, and home birthed for 26 years where they milked cows, managed a large garden and orchard, raised and butchered their own meat and fowl, while making nearly all of their food from scratch. They also practiced their own doctoring, learning many valuable lessons along the way. Thankfully, everyone survived!
Maureen and her family now live on a Virginia mountaintop where she
continues to explore, learn, raise a vegetable garden, but sadly there no longer are animals to raise-at least for the moment…
She and her eldest, Erin, formed God’s Good Table in 2021 in order to
satisfy their lives’ passion: to share the critical information they have learned over the years with others who so desperately need it!
Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 8am-5:30pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 8am-4:30pm
Full Event Non-Member: $265 per person
Full Event Member: $235 per person
One Day Non-Member: $150 per person
One Day Member: $135 per person
Saturday VIP Dinner: $100 per person
Children's Program: $145 per child
3-13 years old - 0-2 are free - limited seating
Saturday - Breakfast and Lunch
Sunday - Breakfast and Lunch
Download registration form and return to Paul Frank with PTF Associates. Check or Credit Card accepted.
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PTF & Associates
1900 Jones Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
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Saturday, June 11, 2022
8:00-9:00 am Registration, Exhibits, & Breakfast by Polyface!
9:00-9:30 am Opening Remarks and Introduction with Maureen Diaz
9:30-9:45 am Visit Exhibits
9:45-12:15 pm Sally Fallon Morell on the importance of animal foods in the human diet
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch by the Polyface Crew, visit exhibits
1:30-3:00 pm Three-way Options:
1. Polyface Farm Tour with Joel (limited to 100)
2. Polyface Butchering Demo (limited to 50)
3. Nose-to-Tail in the Kitchen with Maureen Diaz
3:00-4:15 pm Nourishing Traditional Diets: The Key to Vibrant Health with Sally Fallon Morell
4:15-4:30 pm Visit Exhibits
4:30-5:30 pm Chef James Barry on Introducing organ meats into your family’s diet
5:30 pm Close
7:00 pm VIP DINNER! Limited tickets, order yours soon!
Sunday, June 12, 2022
8:00-9:15 am Registration, Exhibits, & Breakfast by the Polyface crew!
9:30-11:00 am Worship, singing, and sermon by Joel
11:30-1:00 pm Fellowship Meal by the Polyface Crew, visit exhibits
1:00-2:30 pm Mike Dickson on what the Bible has to say about healthy food, farming, healing & health
2:30-3:00 pm Visit Exhibits
3:00-4:00 pm Panel discussion with Joel, Mike & Lacie Dickson, Jamie Barry, and Maureen
4:00 pm Closing ceremony - thank you!