Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Makin' Bacon For Charity!

So I have an idea for the spring: I have been cooking up the plan to run a meat-curing workshop with Erika Tebbens for a while now. Erika will be speaknig at the coming NOFA conference on this same topic. She is wonderful person and I've known her a while now, much to my delight. She offered to do a bacon workshop for the farm and I asked her if she would be willing to do something a little different? If I can secure a day at the Salem Community Kitchen she is willing to teach us all how to cure bacon at home! It will be a few hours of talking farms, pigs, and meat but well worth it. I plan to open it up to around ten or fifteen people and charge $50 a person. Whatever is left over after the cost of renting the kitchen and buying supplies will go to Hefier International, a world-wide organization empowering people to live better lives through animal husbandry.

If you would be interested in joining us in the spring, let me know? If enough people are excited about the idea I'll start finding out what it takes to rent the kitchen and go from there!

12 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

This is such a good idea!! If the date coincides with my school reunion this May (my school is only a couple hours from you), I'll totally make the hike to join the class. :) Heifer International is my favorite charity!

January 14, 2014 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

If it has to do with bacon, count me in!

January 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

If it has to do with bacon, count me in!

January 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger R'Eisen Shine Farm said...

shoot me an email or on FB if you want, we could potentially do a deal on providing some pork belly...!

January 14, 2014 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good idea! BTW, what's with the soft porn on your website?

January 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Jones said...

Mary and I are IN!

January 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Jones said...

Mary and I are IN!

January 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger 3 Dogs Barking Farms said...

i would love that I cant take her class at NOFA have to learn about vegetable so I would jump at the chance

January 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Jones said...

Mary and I are in!

January 15, 2014 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Jones said...

Mary and I are in!

January 15, 2014 at 8:08 AM  
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January 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Eveline Renders said...

Would it be an idea to make a video of the workshop and ask a small contribution for viewing it? That way even people on the other side of the world (like me in the Netherlands) or people who just aren't able to come, get to join in. And you'd raise more money for your charity. I know I would love it, maybe more people would?

January 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM  

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