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Free-range pork producer Bundarra Berkshires is hosting a special HOGFEST event at its Southern NSW farm on Saturday 21 June.

 Hogfest will include a winter workshop (butchering, curing and sausage-making), a farm walk and chance to feed the pigs, and a winter bonfire dinner feast.

“We love welcoming visitors to the farm.  We recently built our Farmstead Butchery to allow for on-farm butchering so it’s the perfect time to hold some workshops, and we never need an excuse for a party,” says Bundarra Berkshires farmer/owner Lauren Mathers.

Mathers is also a founding member of the Red Gum Food Group, a local cooperative of farmers and producers.  The Red Gum Food Group’s annual Q&A panel discussion will be held on the Friday evening before the Hogfest on Friday 20 June.

The weekend of activities will include:

FRIDAY 20 JUNE 2014
Red Gum Food Group Q&A Panel Discussion
Topic: Globalisation: The Effects of Regional Food Communities
The event will be hosted by food writer Richard Cornish and will tackle the questions ‘what is the future of the family farm?’ and ‘What are the keys to the survival of family farms in a competitive global market?’ 

SATURDAY 21 JUNE 2014 – HOGFEST
9:00am – 3:00pm – Winter Workshop – Butchering, Curing and Sausage-Making
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Farm Walk and Pig Feeding
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Winter Bonfire Dinner Feast

Guests are welcome to bring their own camping equipment and stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday on the farm.

$165 – includes full workshop, lunch, dinner, and welcome drink
$150 – includes full workshop and lunch
$20 – includes dinner and welcome drink

Tickets and more information at www.bundarraberkshires.com

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 HOGFEST

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

FRIDAY 20 JUNE 2014
Red Gum Food Group Q&A Panel Discussion
Topic: Globalisation: The Effects of Regional Food Communities
7pm for 7:30pm, Faulkner Recreation Ground, Cobwell Street, Barham
$5 per person, including a BBQ dinner of local food. Drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

Join host Richard Cornish as he leads a discussion around the future of the family farm and the keys to survival in a competitive global market.  Speakers will be from local, family farms; corporate-owned farming businesses; local radio; national food bodies; and farming federations.

The Red Gum Food Group (RGFG) is a group of passionate producers and food enthusiasts dedicated to ensuring that local food is grown, produced and consumed within the Koondrook-Barham food bowl.  The RGFG was formed in 2011 and since that time it has hosted a monthly Koondrook-Barham Farmers’ Market, annual food events and skills workshops.

SATURDAY 21 JUNE 2014  – HOGFEST
All events will be held at “Bundarra”, 929 East Barham Road, Barham

9:00am – 3:00pm
Winter Workshop – Butchering, Curing and Sausage Making
This workshop aims to share skills of home butchering and curing for the pig enthusiast and to educate people about nose-to-tail appreciation.  Participants will take home their goods to mature.   It is a hands-on workshop!

The day will start with butchering of the whole carcass and an explanation of each cut, a shared lunch, and an introduction to curing and sausage-making.  Lunch during the workshop will include snacks made from the porky bits and pieces including tail soup, pigs’ ear chips, sticky trotters, terrine and pork rillettes.  Participants will learn how to make guanciale, bacon, sausages, ham, salami and jamón.

 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Farm Walk
A relaxing stroll around the Bundarra Berkshires farm including the chance to feed the pigs!

6:00pm – 10:00pm
Winter Bonfire Dinner Feast
Long-table, shared feast of Bundarra Berkshires pork and fresh, seasonal produce from other local food producers.  A complimentary welcome drink will be provided and local beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Guests are also welcome to BYO.

Guests can bring their own camping equipment and stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday on the farm.

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