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Artisanal Meat Preservation Class on Monday

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at canning meat, making jerky or sausage, you could have a chance Monday.

That’s when instructors Diane Fish and Shannon Harkness with the Small Farms Team with Washington State University’s Kitsap County Extension will lead a class in meat preserving with a hands-on sausage making demonstration. Aprons suggested.

Cost is $35 per person or $60 per household. The class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at the President’s Hall Kitchen. Pre-registration is suggested and payment can be made on-site.  For more information and to register,  contact Harkness at (360) 337-7157 or shannon.harkness@wsu.edu.

Meat preserving is the latest upcoming food preservation class offered by WSU Kitsap Extension.

On Dec. 6, there’ll be a Boutique Jams and Marmalades class at Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe.

Young Farmers to Auction Local Meats

If you’re looking for ways to buy fresh local meat, the livestock auction at the fair is more than just cute kids showing off their animals. You can bid on animals (steer, lambs, goats, hogs) raised by Kitsap 4-H & FFA and pay to have them processed.

The auction starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 and is handled by Stokes Auction. Their website has more information about the cost of processing, market values, etc.

The Buy Local Food in Kitsap blog has more on it, including more information on a couple of the young farmers, including these images of last year’s auction:

Buy One, Get One Free Chuck Roast Deal

Just in time for stew season, a friend of mine told me to today that QFC (Bremerton, Belfair and Port Orchard) stores are running a buy one, get one free chuck roast special. Apparently it’s going to run through Tuesday.

For anyone who ends up getting any, or if you have stew meat ready for the making, I’m going to have a post coming later this week (probably on Wednesday) on a little stew experiment. The experiement turned out pretty well, and it didn’t explode or anything! But that’s all I’ll tell you for now. Gotta get you coming back …