I am really looking forward to this first leg of The Ethical Butcher tour! Here are dates, menus and links about each event!
June 11th will hold the very first event of my tour. Ingel-Haven Ranch, formerly Magruder Ranch, has invited me to prepare a dinner on their 2400-acre ranch. Magruder was one of the first to switch to grass-fed beef and have been setting standards for over 30 years. I'll be using their feral-heritage cross pigs and vitteloni, an Italian-style young beef that is a far more humane alternative to veal. All of Magruder's animals are pastured, including their pigs. As heritage breeds were bred for hundreds of years in different regions and climates around the world and are thus not always suited to their current environments, Magruder has been experimenting with crossing heritage breeds with California feral pigs that are perfectly matched to their environment. This crossing of genes produces pigs that are able to forage the land and withstand the climate in which they live. This is a very interesting and unique tactic that I am excited to learn more about. We'll also be using Tamworth pigs from Lover's Lane Farms for a taste comparison, which should be tons of fun. Lover's Lane honey will be featured throughout the menu and meat from both farms will available for purchase after dinner! This will surely be a wonderful evening of
Menu for Local Harvest Supper Club: