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    Update on Polyface Event & Casting Call!

    What to expect for our Polyface trip, plus a chance to share your story...
    by Whitney

    Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:01 PM

Introduction

Our exciting 2 day event at Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA is coming up fast and we couldn’t be more excited about the outstanding agenda Joel Salatin and team have put together for us, as well as what the Peak Prosperity team have planned for our tribe.

High Level Schedule & Guidelines

Here is the high level agenda planned at this time, as well as planned mealtimes and menus.

Friday June 25th

    • Breakfast/check-in – 7:00 – 9:00
    • Start time – 9:00
    • Snack Break – 10:30
    • Lunch – 12:30-1:00
    • End – 4:30 – 5pm

Saturday June 26th

    • Breakfast/check-in – 7:00 – 9:00
    • Start time – 9:00
    • Snack Break – 10:30
    • Lunch – 12:30-1:00
    • End of Demonstrations– TBD as needed to finish up, late afternoon
    • Cocktail/Social Hour Hosted by Chris – 4:00 to ???

Dress Code

  • Outdoor Clothes
  • Dress in Layers (may be chilly in morning but hot in afternoons)
  • Closed-Toe Shoes (boots or walking shoes)

Help Us Reach More People

Casting Call!

At Polyface, we are looking to interview and video record several members of the tribe about their experiences with Peak Prosperity for future use on our website and in marketing activities, specifically around how Peak Prosperity has positively impacted their lives (ex: preparing well in advance of COVID-19 shortages thanks to Chris’s early reporting, building a resilient homestead/farm that has significantly increased quality of life, making smarter investment decisions aligned with more sustainable organizations and missions, etc.)

If this is something you’d be interested in being a part of, please email [email protected] and she’ll reach out to you with a simple set of questions to determine whether or not your story would be a good fit for filming at this time. Even if not chosen for interviewing at Polyface, we’d love to hear from you and keep your name for future interview opportunities where there may be a better fit.

Menus

Menu Day 1

    • Breakfast-
      • Fresh Fruit – ex. Grapes, cut up melons, etc.
      • Apple Juice (from Golden Acres) and Milk (from an all grass, vat pasteurized dairy close to Polyface)
      • Mild Sausage: Salt, fennel, and black pepper. No nitrites or nitrates, gluten free
      • Breakfast Sausage: Salt, red pepper, sage, sugar, and black pepper. No nitrites or nitrates, gluten free
      • Eggs
      • Bread/Muffins assortment
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • BBQ Chicken – Marinade of canola or safflower oil, real salt, pepper, garlic salt, lemon juice, vinegar
      • A side (likely 1 or 2 of the following) – baked beans, green salad, Rt. 11 chips, a veggie tray, potato salad, coleslaw, etc.

Menu Day 2

    • Breakfast-
      • Similar to day 1
    • Lunch/Dinner-
      • Pulled pork.  No sauce or sauce on the side with ingredient list
      • A side (most times 1 or 2 of the following) baked beans, green salad, Rt. 11 chips, a veggie tray, Potato salad, coleslaw, etc.
    • Cocktail Hour (located in the Main Structure/Hoop House)
      • Craft Beer from Skipping Rock Brewery in Staunton, VA
        • Selection of Kolsch and Amber Lagers
      • Local Wines provided by Ox Eye Vineyards in Staunton, VA
        • Selection of various Reds and Whites
      • Sparkling waters
      • Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres provided by Polyface

See you there!

Thank you for your support and interest. Please reach out to Jeanne at [email protected] with any questions about the event or to volunteer to be interviewed and filmed.

 

To Your Resilience!

The Peak Prosperity Team

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Mon, Jun 07, 2021 - 6:41pm

    #1
    Jeanne

    Jeanne

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    Don't be shy!

    If you're interested in sharing your story and being filmed, please reach out. We want to tell the world how PP.com helped us all in many unique ways to solve a diverse set of challenges. The world needs good news and hope right now BADLY!

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  • Tue, Jun 08, 2021 - 8:30am

    #2
    agnes xyz

    agnes xyz

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    Sounds wonderful

    Wow. Some people went to a lot of work for this. I wish I could be there, but I don't travel much these days. And my own garden calls to me.

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  • Tue, Jun 08, 2021 - 12:16pm

    #3

    Tycer

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    Friday dinner

    Am I correct in reading that we’re on our own for Friday dinner? If so I’m going to make a reservation for dinner at 7:30 in Staunton.

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  • Sat, Jun 12, 2021 - 12:24pm

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    Tycer

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    Friday dinner @Gathering

    We’ve reserved a table for 6 at Zynoda in Staunton Friday evening. We have room at the table for four tribe members.

    http://www.zynodoa.com/

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  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021 - 9:09am

    #5
    mbuffan

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    Family Friendly question

    My wife and I would love to attend this event. We have a 2 year old and arranging childcare is a major hurdle. I’m concerned about the distraction to others as well as and her safety being on the farm. Is there a policy on whether a two year old toddler is allowed to attend the event?

    Thank you Chris, Adam & the tribe for all of your content and organizing this opportunity.

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