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Porchetta Packaged

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Ben with Porchetta Now that our butcher shop is up and running we have been filling the CSA Pre-Buy and Kickstarter orders which helped in part to buy the concrete and other materials to build our facility. One of the … Continue reading

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First Cut Under Inspection

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Vermont State Inspector† Today we had our first day of meat processing in our new butcher shop under Vermont state inspection! This means that we can now start doing our own butchering.

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Wet Run with Master Butcher Cole Ward

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Master Butcher Cole Sharpening Knife As I’ve mentioned before, we apprenticed for 18 months with master butcher Cole Ward to learn the art of turning a pig into cuts of pork. Cole has come back several times to consult on … Continue reading

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Initial Wet Run

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Walter about to break Primals on Skinny Pig Yesterday I talked about doing our initial dry runs in the butcher shop. We are coming online gradually. Testing out systems. Today was the big day when we actually cut pork – … Continue reading

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Initial Cutter Stainless Steel Works

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Stainless Steel Door to iCutter iCutter is the initial cutting room we’ll be using which is in the first part of the butcher shop termed Admin. The Admin section consists of the USDA/State inspector’s office, bathroom, main hall and the … Continue reading

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Packing Shelves

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First Packer Shelf The person doing deliveries will be doing the packing most of the time. We’ll have a nifty vacuum packing machine and next to it set into the wall out of the way will be a set of … Continue reading

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Equipment in Mock Butcher Shop

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Hobart 6614 Meat Band Saw Proud owners of a brand spanking new Hobart meat band saw are they! This is the result of the long debate about which equipment to buy for the butcher shop. That is a Hobart 6614 … Continue reading

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Round Bender

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Round Bender Edge Will recently made an adaptation to his home brew wooden metal fabrication machine that lets him do precise round corners. He is building the stainless steel tables and counters for the initial cutting room (iCutter) of our … Continue reading

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First Vacuum Package

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First Vacuum Packing It’s not meat but it is our first vacuum packaging. Really cool! The vacuum packager extracts 99.9% of the air from packaging to make it so the food lasts longer and stays fresher. It still needs refrigeration … Continue reading

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Mini Packer Arrival

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Vacuum Packaging Machine Back on February 6th I wrote about Equipment Choices for the Butcher Shop. The time has come and equipment started arriving this week.

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