How much meat do you have access to without going to a store? Is it all stashed in your freezer, dependent on constant energy and modern preservation methods? What if there was a way to extend the shelf life of your meat without relying on big energy and agriculture?
Are you raising animals, or considering it? If so, the skill of meat curing could be a game-changer for you. Preservation is key, and knowing how to cure meat opens up a world of options.
Preservation: Curing offers a means to extend the shelf life of meat without depending on refrigeration. This is crucial for homesteaders looking to store their own homegrown or locally sourced meat for longer periods, ensuring a steady food supply.
Reduced Dependence: By mastering the art of meat curing, you can reduce your reliance on store-bought processed meats loaded with additives and preservatives. Curing empowers you to control the quality and ingredients of your meats.
Utilization of Resources: For homesteaders who raise their own animals, curing minimizes waste. It allows you to transform various meat cuts into delicious preserved products, ensuring nothing goes unused.
We’re thrilled to introduce Scott Carey’s Workshop at our upcoming Homesteading Conference on September 2.
Workshop Spotlight: Meat Curing from Bacon to Dry-Cured Charcuterie
In a world where self-reliance and sustainable living are gaining momentum, mastering the art of meat curing is a vital skill. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of meat preservation, aligning this age-old practice perfectly with the ethos of self-sufficiency.
Scott’s Background: Scott Carey is a first-generation whole animal butcher and sausage maker based in New Tripoli, PA. Co-owner of Carey & Schnalzer Quality Meats, Scott’s journey began at a small butcher shop in Easton, PA, in 2015. Under the guidance of Sebastian “Nello” Loiacono of Nello’s Specialty Meats in Nazareth, PA, he honed the art of charcuterie and meat curing. Today, Scott leads a team producing everything from fresh sausages to pit-smoked landjager.
Workshop Highlight: A Path to Practical Skills
This workshop is designed to equip you with hands-on skills, empowering you to confidently embrace meat curing in your own kitchen. Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned homesteader, this workshop promises to elevate your self-sufficiency journey by introducing you to the world of meat preservation.
What to Expect:
- From Pig to Preservation: Gain insights into the journey of a whole animal butcher and sausage maker as Scott shares his practical experiences.
- Unravel the Ingredients: Dive deep into meat curing ingredients, including various additives.
- Safety and Science: Understand crucial safety measures and the scientific principles behind each step, ensuring successful outcomes.
- Traditional vs. Modern Methods: Explore both natural “uncured” methods and commercial curing techniques, uncovering the nuances of each approach.
Take It Home: As a result of the workshop, you’ll take home:
- Comprehensive Understanding: Gain clarity on meat-curing ingredients, methods, equipment, and safety.
- Recipes and Handouts: Receive essential handouts and basic recipes for successful home meat curing.
- Expert Tips: Acquire insights from seasoned professional Scott Carey.
- Confidence: Feel prepared to embark on your own meat-curing projects.
- Connections: Connect with like-minded participants sharing self-sufficiency goals and a keen interest in meat curing.
- Date: September 2, 2023
- Time: 1:30 pm
- Location: Willow Haven Farm, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
- Price: $29
Spaces for Scott Carey’s workshop are limited, so secure your spot now to ensure you don’t miss out on this transformative experience. Register today to receive a link for our registration form. Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned enthusiast, this workshop offers a chance to enhance your skills and deepen your understanding of meat curing. Join us on September 2nd for an enriching workshop that will bolster your personal food security.
Don’t let your meat-curing dreams remain a distant wish—let’s turn them into a practical skill!