In celebration of the farmers, markets, and chefs who bring sustainable meat to our tables, Meat Week NYC (November 4th-10th) will feature tastings, parties, butchering and cooking demos, market tours, panels, and much more. As a preview to NYC Meat Week, Slow Food NYC will be producing Women Know Pigs, on October 23rd at 6 p.m., bringing together a woman pig farmer, a woman butcher, and a woman chef talk about the swine they’ve known working in traditionally male-dominated professions. Join pig farmer Becky Mumaw of Clawhammer Farm, butcher Sara Bigelow of The Meat Hook, and Chef Julia Sullivan of Haven’s Kitchen (where the event will be held), for a fun and delicious, educational event.
Half a humanely raised, heritage breed pig will be butchered for practical education and the other half will be prepared for gustatory enjoyment. The pig will be accompanied by local wines selected for the occasion. The butchered cuts will be auctioned at the end of the evening for taking home (cash, checks, and credit cards accepted).
Proceeds from Women Know Pigs will support the programs of not-for-profit Slow Food NYC, including the Urban Harvest program of good food education for New York City kids at schools in the South Bronx and Harlem, on the Lower East Side, and in Brooklyn and at a summer urban farm in East New York. More than 1,000 kids learn about the importance of good, clean, and fair food to their health and well-being, the health of their families and communities, and the health of the planet.
Haven’s Kitchen is located at 109 West 17th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves.), and tickets can be purchased here.