In my opinion, being connected with where our food comes from has immense importance. Generally speaking, we have become disconnected, especially for those of us eating meat.
Meat does not come from the grocery store. It comes from farms where ranchers and farmers spend years of hard work raising animals or it comes from the wild. Either way, learning about the way in which we utilize all of the animal; nose to tail, carries with it a deep respect of the process.
Although I’ve yet to learn to hunt, I could not pass up the opportunity to learn how to butcher a deer. To be honest, I didn’t know how it would go. I’ve been to a beef processor and experienced that process, but I’ve never had hands on experience. And, can I just tell you, that 15 years ago, I would have never done this. Although I would have thoroughly enjoyed the meat, I was so disconnected from my food that partaking in anything but eating it was unthinkable.
Let’s just say that my friend and I were among the last to leave, and I highly recommend that if you have even the slightest interest in establishing a connection between what’s on the end of your fork and how it got there, then you need to check out @modcarn .
There will be more educational opportunities coming up that I am looking forward to participating in. Check the link tree in my bio for more info.
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