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Goat & Sheep Slaughter @ Smith College

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After decades of a slow growing disconnect from our sources of sustenance, we're awakening to the a new reality and looking for ways to plug back into the cycle of food raised on farms before ending up on our plates. The most significant experience in this journey is the moment when you participate in the humane slaughter of an animal. It hits a hard reset on your appreciation for the exchange of life for life from the animals that sustain us.

Join Adam Danforth, James Beard Award-winning butcher and author, for the humane slaughter of a sheep and goat at local farm. Participants will be walked through the entire process, from stun to cooler, focusing on reverence for the animals while gaining a deeper understanding of the methods employed to get the most out of the resultant carcass. This workshop will offer hands-on opportunities for those interested.  

About the organizers:

Adam Danforth is the James Beard and IACP award-winning author of two books, published by Storey Publishing, about slaughtering and butchering livestock. He teaches workshops and lectures nationwide for venues such as Stone Barns Center for Agriculture. Adam lives in Ashland, OR. 

Earlier Event: November 8
Butchery & Muscle Profiling Demo: Mutton
Later Event: November 10
Butchery & Tasting Demonstration: Mutton