Taproot Goes West : The Mother Earth News Fair

[gallery type="slideshow" link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="1966,1965,1964,1963,1962,1961,1960,1959,1958,1957,1956,1955,1954,1953,1952,1951,1950,1949"] We had a wonderful time on the West Coast, starting with our first time attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon. Thanks to all of you who found us to say hello, and thanks to all the new folks who stopped by to visit and learn a little more about Taproot! With the help of contributors Phoebe Wahl and Demetria Provatas in the booth, we were able to each spend time wandering around and attending some of the great lectures and talks given by the talented team of presenters at the fair. We were especially thrilled to meet some of them who happened to be contributors of ours, whom we had yet to meet in person! Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, frequent contributors of fermented goodness, as well as future contributor, Camille Storch (look for her work in the upcoming issue FOLK). In addition, it was a pleasure to meet Joel Salatin, someone I've long admired. Plus, all those adorable kids - both goat and babies. And baby chicks, and 4-H students, and oh so much more. Thanks, Mother Earth News for a great weekend full of information, education, entertainment, and new faces. We look forward to the next one, in West Bend, Wisconsin, August 8-9. Maybe we'll see you there? ~amanda