GREENWICH, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County along with the National Deer Association, Back Country Hunters & Anglers, and Slate River Farms collaborated to present Field to Fork: Butcher Your Own Local Meat. The first-time event was designed with new hunters in mind but provided unique insights into a variety of butchering techniques to entice long-time hunters. The educational opportunity was held in traditional pop-up fashion to ensure optimum freshness of the locally harvested product. The participants were notified three days prior to the Wednesday December 7th presentation held at Slate River Farms in Greenwich, NY. Thirteen of the fifteen confirmed attended. Brian Bird taught the live demonstration with contributions from various experts belonging to both the National Deer Association and Back Country Hunters & Anglers.
The partnership created such a successful event that discussions for future opportunities have already begun. Announcements, details, and further information may be found by visiting www.ccesaratoga.org or calling the CCE Saratoga County office 518-885-8995.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County