Slaughtering chickens at The Garden of Spices Poultry Farm in Greenwich, NY
Think big city cooks are far removed from milking cows and gathering eggs? Not the ones who go to Farm Camp. Now you can be a camper, too!
Farm Camp at Flying Pigs Farm is an organization located about 200 miles outside of New York City designed to give food professionals the opportunity to experience farming first-hand. These two-day intensive sessions include milking cows, tasting maple syrup and slaughtering live chickens.
Too intense for you? More than just hands-on labor, these sessions also aim to educate consumers on information like the difference between organic and free range chicken, how grade A dark amber maple syrup tastes different than grade B dark amber maple syrup and the state of small farming today.
Interested in becoming a camper? For the first time they are opening up two sessions to the general food-loving public: September 26-27 and October 17-18.
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(Images: Caitlin Pigaga)