Nose to Tail Pork Processing Workshop, October 12 – 14

Registration for MOFGA’s annual Nose to Tail Pork Processing Workshop opens June 15th. If interested, this 3-day workshop is held only once a year and sells out quickly:

Nose to Tail Pork Processing Workshop
MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity, ME
Saturday – Monday, October 12 – 14, 2013

Sustainable agriculture doesn’t end at harvest. Efficient use of every crop component is an important part of sustainable production. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how you can get the most and the best out of an organic, pasture-raised pig, from slaughter to sausage, using every part but the squeal.

The workshop will cover all the basic techniques of humane slaughter, carcass preparation, breakdown of the major components, and demonstrations of sanitary fresh and preservative processing using the entire animal.

The Nose to Tail Pork Processing Workshop will take place at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. All equipment for the workshop will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring own knives if they would prefer working with those. Lunch will be provided each day and will include a variety of fresh pork cuts.

2013 Registration fees: All Three Days: $200 per person. Fees cover materials, take home documentation, a light breakfast, and a delicious lunch each day.

Questions? Call MOFGA at 207-568-4142.

Registration opens June 15, 2013 — This event sells out very quickly. Each year we maintain a wait list to cover cancellations. Please note that by submitting your wait list fee you are not guaranteed a space in the course, but will be kept on the wait list for the next available space. The MOFGA office will contact you as soon as possible to let you know once a space opens. Wait list fee $50.

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