speaker-info

Meredith Leigh

New Society Publishers

www.mereleighfood.com

Meredith Leigh is a farmer, butcher, cook, and author of The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie, and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore and Pure Charcuterie: The Craft & Poetry of Curing Meats at Home. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Meredith will be speaking at the Texas, Tennessee, Polyface Farm and Pennsylvania Fairs.

Workshops

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Whole Hog Butchery

Supporting small-scale livestock farmers and ensuring a supply of honest, affordable meat for consumers necessitates a revival of the art of butchery. Whether you're an aspiring professional or a home cook, this workshop can help you learn basic butchery technique for pork. Author, butcher, and farmer Meredith Leigh covers knife holds, knife care, butchery technique and methods, as well as cooking tips, carcass economics, and whole animal utilization.
Animal Husbandry Real Foods

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Real Food Stage
Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Integrating Animals into Agriculture

For more than a century, commercial agriculture has favored the separation of plants and animals, as well as the reduction of dynamically managed ecosystems in the production of food and fiber. Author, farmer, butcher, and food activist Meredith Leigh provides information and options for reintegrating agriculture, from soil systems all the way up to the use of trees and water resources. She also covers considerations for processing and distribution. Applying systems thinking to the prospect of farming and management, this workshop brings the homesteader or commercial farmer face to face with the most cutting-edge options for holistic food production.
Real Foods Nature and Community

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Modern Homesteading Stage
Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

How and Why to Create a Community Meat Buying Club

Barriers abound for the average consumer when it comes to sourcing and affording well-raised meat. One of the most viable solutions for communities and neighborhoods, especially in very urban or food apartheid areas, is to cooperate and develop a community meat buying club. Author, farmer, butcher, and advocate Meredith Leigh helps interested individuals or groups with the design and maintenance of a buying club. She covers sourcing, understanding carcass terminology, and working with butchers, farmers, and processors. She also discusses cut sheets, pricing, regulation, and cooking tips.
Real Foods Nature and Community

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
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