“Almost any farmer will tell you that deciding to end the life of one of your animals is a difficult choice. If you are a carnivore, however, there’s an undeniable honesty in making the choice to raise and butcher your own animals. However uncomfortable the decision may be, you know the source of your meat and you have an opportunity to be grateful to the animal.” —from Living With Goats
Before we began processing our own poultry, we had a lesson in humane animal butchery from a friend and fellow farmer. This hands on lesson was essential, and we now raise and butcher all our own poultry. We invite current and aspiring backyard poultry-keepers to visit the farm and learn our methods in this half-day hands-on small group workshop, Participants will observe how we set up, slaughter, clean, butcher, and prepare our meat chickens for freezing, and will be given the opportunity to participate in backyard poultry processing.
Attendees are welcome to take home one processed bird.
$50/person, $65/couple (couples share one bird)
Cancellation Policy: Workshop will take place rain or shine. Tickets cancelled 5 days (or more) in advance of workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations 4 days or less before workshop will receive 50% refund.