Charcuterie and Pork Preservation: December 3-4, 2022 (Deposit only)

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
December 3-4, 2022
Saturday @ 9am to Sunday @ 3 pm


Charcuterie and Pork Preservation

Course Overview:

This class is designed as an intense advanced class for those who want to learn the old time arts of seam butchering and preserving pork in a low-tech method outside of refridgeration and freezing for home or restaurant use. Make your deposit today to hold your place in the class!

Course Outline:

Security and self-sufficiency are reality for you when you can procure and preserve food. Real wealth is the ability to create what you need, and when what you need is food that doesn’t require freezing, you can be independent and wealthy when you know how to make fine pork products using only salt and time. 

Charcuterie is the art and science of preserving meat. Pork is especially suited for this purpose. This is your chance to learn how to process a heritage hog and preserve it using salt and old fashioned techniques with Mark Baker.

This class is designed as an intensive training for those who want to learn the old time arts of seam butchering and preserving pork using charcuterie in a low-tech method for home or restaurant use. Reserve your spot at the cutting table today!




    In this next level class, you can get hands-on experience to 

    • Understand how to choose the breed, season, and factors that go into growing a good charcuterie hog:

    • Cut a halved hog into basic pork cuts

    • Create delicious dry-cured sausages

    • Preserve larger cuts of pork outside of refrigeration/freezing:as confit, prosciutto, capicola, pancetta, and more

    • Render fat and learn the many uses for lard

    • Discover how to use and preserve the organs and other uncommon parts

    In addition, you get these full farm experience bonuses:

    • Meals with the Baker family

    • Opportunities to ask Mark and Jill your questions about homesteading, farming, family, and life

    • Opportunities to do chores with the Baker kids: milking the cows, caring for the hens, and more

    • A tour of Baker’s Green Acres, a working, diverse, regenerative homestead farm

    If you’re ready to be independent and food-wealthy (not to mention creating food with style), and you like to learn by doing the thing with teachers that also “do the thing” this is your golden opportunity. Sign up today to ensure you have a spot at the cutting table for this class. 

    Where else can you learn real farming skills on a real working farm from people who are really doing the thing?  There are a lot of advantages to coming to a BGA Anyone Can Farm Experience class besides building fences, raising chickens, or butchering hogs.  You get to see these skills in the context of a regenerative farm that really works and pick the brains of the people doing it.  No need to reinvent the wheel!

    Plus, we offer savings when you bring family members or are a military veteran.  Contact us if you want to sign up and would benefit from these savings.

    Make your deposit today!

    Cost: Total cost is $500 and includes

    • one of a kind, hands-on learning opportunities,

    • a whole farm experience,

    • noon meals on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday dinner with the Baker family

    • a sampling of many of the cuts as we go and discounted pricing on take-home meat.

    • BONUS: You get to spend a weekend with Mark Baker on Baker’s Green Acres.  See how we raise our pigs, ask your questions, learn the ins and outs of what we do so you can save time, money, and effort! 

    This is only a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure your position in the class.  The balance is due at the class.

    $200 Deposit holds your “Workshop Seat” – Cost of Class is: $500 / seat

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