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Cole Ward Lamb Workshop

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Cole Ward, the master butcher[1, 2] who we apprenticed with to open our own on-farm USDA/State inspected butcher shop will be holding a workshop on butchering lamb at the Weathersfield Inn in Perkinsville, Vermont. 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday … Continue reading

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HACCP Plan Approved!

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Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop HACCP Plan Today I received approval for the last part of our HACCP Plan: Raw Ground. This means we’ll be able to make sausages and ground pork! Our initial HACCP Plan for Raw Non-Ground was … Continue reading

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License to Cut

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Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop License In this morning’s mail I received our meat processing license from the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets division. We are now able to officially begin butchering under Vermont state inspection!

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HACCP Plan Meeting

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Binder for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points: Food Safety Plan Today I met with the food safety specialist from the Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets to go over the final parts of our HACCP plan. She actually came … Continue reading

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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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Butcher Shop Construction Completed

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Walter Placing Aquabot Cover – Last Construction Detail Yesterday we completed the last bit of construction on the butcher shop – I got the Aquabot† in place and hooked up with electricity and plumbing. That is the last construction item … Continue reading

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Cole Ward May 2015 Meat Cutting Workshop

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Master Butcher Coleman Ward Cole Ward, the master butcher with whom our family apprenticed, is holding another of his great meat cutting weekend workshops. From the brochure: Learn to break down a heritage whole hog, improve your knife skills, make … Continue reading

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Hands On Butchering Workshop

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Master Butcher Cole Ward Our family apprenticed for 18 months with master butcher Cole Ward to learn the art of meat cutting so that we can open our own on-farm butcher shop. Cole is doing a hands-on work shop at … Continue reading

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Family Photo in Butcher Shop

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Calendar Photo: Jeffries Family Photo in Butcher Shop We are almost done with construction such that soon we’ll be able to begin cutting our pigs here in our own on-farm butcher shop. This week we got in our uniforms which … Continue reading

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Cole Ward Available for Fall Butchering

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Master Butcher Coleman Ward In preparation for opening our own butcher shop our elder son Will and I spent 18 months apprenticing with master butcher Cole Ward of Vermont to learn the art, craft and science behind traditional meat cutting. … Continue reading

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