Sunday, 2 October 2016 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
East Quabbin Land Trust
236 Church St
Cost: NOFA/Mass Member – $65 Non-member – $80
This workshop has limited space. Pre-registration well ahead of time is highly recommended. For more information contact Dan Bensonoff, education events organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-716-5122
Do you raise your own pigs, goats, sheep? Want to gain independence from the slaughterhouse while learning how to humanely and skillfully harvest your own livestock? Come learn with The Roving Butcher, aka Jake Levin, as he leads us through whole hog processing. Starting with dispatching, bleeding, scalding, evisceration, Jake will then break down the pig into various pork cuts along with your help. He will also share tips and tricks on how to use the odd bits and respectfully make best use of the entire animal.
There will also be an opportunity to tour historic Frohloff Farm, part of the East Quabbin Land Trust, which now hosts a variety of farms, including a 20 acre hog farm.
Lunch will be potluck style from Noon-1pm. Please bring a dish to share. This hands-on workshop is both in and outdoors, so please be prepared for possible inclement weather and dress appropriately.
Click here to register online now or click here for a mail-in registration form
Limited scholarships are available for beginning farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please click here.
For information on our refund and inclement weather policy, click here.