Are you ready for an inspirational and educational weekend with fellow women homesteader’s from across the country (and beyond)? The very first HOA Homesteader Women’s Retreat weekend is taking place this November at Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA! Imagine with us, a women’s only event at Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the fall—either in one of his large greenhouses or his brand new pavilion (depending on the weather). It’s going to be grand, ladies!

This event isn’t like any other HOA event we’ve ever had. With only 250 tickets (TOTAL!) available, this intimate event will have you walking away feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and encouraged as a woman homesteader. From faith and family, to learning how to chop wood and roll up poultry netting like a girl—we’ve got you covered.

Come and enjoy breakfast (with a VIP ticket) and lunch (for all attendees) straight from the farm at Polyface. Connect with like minded women, mothers, grandmothers, entrepreneurs, farmers, and homesteaders.

You’ll learn and hear things like:

  • how to manage your homestead and time as a busy homestead wife and/or mom
  • how to start your own homestead business
  • inspirational talks about being a (married or single) woman farmer, producing food for your community
  • establish an easy and natural beauty routine
  • faith-based inspired lectures that teach us to bring it all back “home”
  • how to tell the naysayers you CAN do this, even when you’re a woman
  • three hands-on demos from Polyface (women) farmers (and Daniel) teaching us homesteading techniques that make our lives easier as women (farm like a girl!)

…and so much more, friends!

We hope this weekend of women only will leave you feeling like you’ve just had the biggest retreat with your girlfriends. Go home and head into the holidays knowing that, even if you have to do it alone, this homesteading lifestyle is absolutely attainable as a woman. And, even when you’re feeling overwhelmed by work and family life…there are others who understand, and who can help you through this life…together! And yes, there will be lot’s of coffee!

November 11th & 12th, 2022

Polyface Farms

43 Pure Meadows Lane
Swoope, VA 24479


BETH DOUGHERTY :: The Independent Farmstead

STACY:: Off-Grid with Doug & Stacy

Janet Garman

JANET GARMAN :: Timber Creek Farmer

EMILIE TOUPS :: Toups Organics

MICHELLE BARRINGER :: Shelter Mountain Farm

HEATHER JUDA :: Polyface Farm

Event Schedule

Check out the latest schedule for the Homesteader Women’s Retreat! Dates & times are subject to change so be sure to check back before finalizing your plans.

Ticket Reservations

If tickets don’t sell out first, the VIP ticket option will only be available until 9/30 at 12 AM EST so be sure to reserve your spot now!

HOA REFUND POLICY: No refunds on ticket sales.

Once the tickets are sold out, we will not be keeping a cancellation waitlist.

Ticket does not include Homesteaders of America membership.

Didn’t get your ticket email? See the FAQ page for step-by-step instructions on how to access a PDF version.

Questions about the conference?

Are meals included in the price of the ticket?

VIP Tickets include the cost of a Polyface breakfast and lunch for both days. A regular Adult Ticket includes a Polyface lunch for both days.

Will childcare be available during the conference? Can I bring my children?

Nursing babies and toddlers who can sit on your lap are welcome to join you at the retreat! All children who require their own seat will need an adult ticket. There will be no Kidsteader classes, activities, or childcare at this event.

Is onsite lodging available?

No, there aren’t any accommodations on Polyface Farm available for lodging at the event.

Can I bring my pet? Will there be sign language interpreters? Can I camp on the fairgrounds?

We’ve got your answers! Please check out our FAQ page and see if cover it there. If you have a more unusual question shoot us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I get a refund on tickets?

Unfortunately, we do not offer any refunds on ticket sales. We can transfer your ticket purchase to a one-year VIP Homesteaders of America membership. Ticket transfer requests will be taken until October 1st.

Visit our Sponsors

Check out our amazing group of sponsors whose support makes the Homesteaders of America conference possible!

Interested in Sponsoring the Homestead Women’s Retreat?

Partner with Homesteaders of America to sponsor the 2022 Homestead Women’s Retreat! View our Sponsorship Packet for more information.

Amy Fewell 

[email protected]

or call Amy at  540-827-8285

Connie Meyer 

[email protected]

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