Research has shown that our current generations want to know exactly where their food is coming from. What farm did the cow who supplied the meat for their burger come from? What about the pig that supplied the meat for the bacon on their plate? How were those animals treated? These are all questions servers might now be asked by their customers that they weren’t being asked even 5 years ago.
That’s because knowing where your meat comes from is important.
At Foothills, we think education is crucial, especially when it comes to where our food is sourced from. And we think educating the younger generation is also important. That’s why we hold a free pork butchery demo every Saturday at Foothills Meats Butcher Bar in Black Mountain, which is the perfect opportunity to educate your entire family on food supply and whole animal butchery.
How the Demo Works
All you need to do is sign up for free on our website. Space for each free butchery demo is limited to the first 10 people, so make sure to sign up early! Then it’s time to learn more about where your meat comes from and get a sneak peek behind the scenes.
Once you’re at our butcher shop in Black Mountain, our friendly expert butcher team will walk you through exactly where our pork comes from, talk about the amazing farmers who work day in and day out to make sure their animals have everything they need, and show you the different parts, cuts, and techniques they use to create the products we sell at our butcher shops.
Feel free to ask any questions about our process. We love what we do and we’re proud of the way we do it, which is unlike any other butcher shop in the area.
Why You Should Bring the Whole Family
We have been practicing a whole animal philosophy—cutting from the whole animal carcass rather than outsourcing packed and boxed cuts—at Foothills for years, and we think it’s time our community understood exactly what that means and how its different. We strive every single day to reduce waste out of respect to the animal, the farmer, the butcher, and even your household budget, and whole animal butchery is one of the best ways to do so in our line of work.
And in a time of increasing disconnection from our food systems, teaching the younger generation about whole animal butchery not only gives them something new and exciting to learn, but it also gives them a unique way to connect with nature, our environment, and our small, local farmers.
We would love to spark a new love in the younger generation for the old craft of whole animal butchery, but we would love even more just to help you and your family reconnect with food and farms.
You can learn more about our free butchery demos on our Events Page, but always feel free to drop in to any of our locations and ask our creative and inventive butchers more about our philosophy at Foothills.