30 October 2011

Recovering nitrite from "naturally" or "uncured" bacon samples


19 September 2011

This is the carcass of a farmed deer we purchased for Venison 101 (it is not the same deer pictured previously for the hands-on field dressing demonstration). Participants watched intently as options for venison butchery were demonstrated. After that, participants practiced those butchering practices on veal carcasses. All of the meat used in the workshop will be sold or donated to shelters or food banks.

31 August 2011

The aptly named "gut buggy" recently filled with the internal organs of what was a steer. The items on the upper tier are edible (we do sell heart, liver, and kidney), and can use others organs if needed in edible applications such as pet food. The items lower tier will be composted. We slaughter so few animals cleaning of tripe and other items is not generally feasible.