Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Deer Processing Workshop THIS SATURDAY


Did last Tuesday's post give you the urge to learn more about venison?

You're in luck! Baltimore Foodmakers is hosting a workshop THIS SATURDAY 12/4 in Owings Mills. The class is open to the public. Here is the information from the Google Group discussion forum:

At long last, the deer processing workshop!  This Saturday, December 4th, 10 am, learn how to gut, skin, butcher and wrap a deer for the freezer.  

A live demonstration by Paula Smith, an astonishingly skilled woodswoman who basically lives a subsistence life from foraging, fishing, hunting and scavenging, teaching everything you need to know to render a deer into its various useful elements.  She has made this process into a true art. 

To compensate Paula -- mainly for her skills and knowledge, but also for her time and travels from Virginia to Bmore to lead this workshop as well as for getting the deer in the first place -- we are asking for a sliding scale donation of $10-15 per person.  (Subsistence -- see above -- meaning that Paula lives outside the usual safety net of regular paycheck, health insurance, etc.)  


For more information about Paula, here's a Washington Post article about her:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/16/AR2009051602371.html

The workshop will run 3 to 4 hours and offer many chances for hands-on participation.  It will be held outdoors but under shelter, with some heat to be provided.  Participants are welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share for lunch, as well as your own eating utensils and drinks.  The location is the home of Nicole Joseph and Chad Schneider, in Owings Mills.  The address will be provided to those who RSVP.


Class size is limited to 30 people.  There will be a wait list if the class fills.

Any questions, drop Michelle a line: plasticafantastica@gmail.com


HERE is the link to RSVP. You have to be a member of the Foodmakers Google Group. Then just edit the page to add your name.

(As a side note, apologies for using the same photo as my previous venison post. I was going to post some other more interesting ones the Chicken Man sent me that show the full deer, but I don't think that everyone out there wants to see those photos.)

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