Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Pork on Your Fork

A date has been set for the Pork on Your Fork event. April 18th at Ennes Ranch, Slow Food Delta Diablo will host an educational event that will help you to learn where your food comes from and how it gets to your table. Master Butcher Randy Sprinkle will be holding a master class for those of you who are interested in learning how to slaughter and butcher your own pig. For the rest of you, the Lentzners will host families on their park like ranch in the foothills of Mt. Diablo. We will provide lunch of pulled pork or chicken salad sandwiches and delicious locally grown salads.

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  1. I cannot understand why a Slow Food Movement can condone the slaughter & butchering of a pig for entertainment & fundraising for local ranchers. This is barbaric. A true Slow Food Movement should be vegetarian, or at least non-violent!! I wish peace & grace upon those who are considering participating in this cruel event.

  2. This event is an educational event hosted to allow people to learn where their food comes from. Slow Food promotes good, clean and fair food. That food includes meat. Throughout history people have eaten meat and have killed it in responsible and humane ways. We think this event is an opportunity for people to learn about the alternatives to our current food system.

  3. I am an omnivore. I eat meat. All of the meat I eat must be slaughtered and butchered before I eat it. I feel that it is wrong for me to avoid the realities of animal slaughter if I am to continue to eat animal flesh. It is wrong for any of us to pretend that slaughter of animals for our benefit doesn't happen. Children have grown up throughout the history of the world, whether on farms or in cultures closer to nature, familiar with the death of the animals they eat.
    We are not planning to join this event for entertainment, but for education and to broaden our understanding of what goes on our plates.
    Perhaps you are a vegetarian, and I respect that. Perhaps after this experience, I will be, too. At any rate, I shall gain appreciation for and offer gratitude to the animals (and plants) that die so that I and my family and friends may live.

    Yours truly -- A Slow Food Member

  4. A true Slow Food event will in deed allow us to acknowledge where every piece of our meal begins and ends. If you eat in the slow food style as a vegetarian, then knowing where the meat on your plate begins and end is moot for you. I had the opportunity to help prepare the turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner, from beginning to end. I have nver appreciated the meat on my plate as much as I did that day. So did all of our guests.
    The other valuable tool this event can give to people is how to clean their own meat should they choose to hunt the non-native, invasive, wild boar in California. In my opinion, as long as my food NEVER begins on a factory farm, I want to know as much as I can about the good eats going into my body.