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Mad River Food Hub and Vermont Technical College partner on 4 more meat trainings

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

Mad River Food Hub and Vermont Technical College partner have announced 4 additional meat cutting and value added processing training dates for 2017 and early 2018.

A new 2 day course is being launched in April focused on Sausage and Smoking.

This training will cover the two primary methods of producing meat value-added products: sausage making and smoking. On day one, participants will learn how to fabricate primals for production, trim for sausage, grind, and stuff.  On day two, participants will learn how to brine, dry-cure, and smoke bacon, hams, pastrami, and sausages.  This training will place an emphasis on maximizing the utilization of an animal, and how to add the most possible value while also proIMG_0534ducing a delicious product.

  • Day 1: Sausage: Intro, pork butchery demo, sausage grinding and stuffing
  • Day 2: Smoking: Pork fabrication demo, brining, dry curing, and smoking

Participants will be bringing meat home with them each day!!!

Course Dates:

  • April 19-20  2 Day Sausage and Smoking
  • October 23-27  5 Day Butchery
  • November 8-9   2 Day Sausage and Smoking
  • January 22-26 (2018)  5 Day Butchery

For more information email bill@madriverfoodhub.com. Meat Specialist at Mad River Food Hub or to book on a course http://www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses

February 22nd, 2017 • Mad River Food Hub and Vermont Technical College partner on 4 more meat trainings