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An earth-banked aging room to cure prosciutto, salami, and bacon on our Pennsylvania farm.
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Rewards, Scattered Seeds, Sugar Mountain Farm

Posted by Brooks (Creator)

Hello everyone - spring has sprung with a vengeance in central Pennsylvania!  We've got green leaves, grass, cows back on pasture, and happy pigs and chickens.  

Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly to the reward survey, it helps us to begin scheduling when rewards will go out.  As long as our wall finishing stays on schedule in the butcher shop, we should have a space ready to slice and package meats by the end of next week!  That means rewards will be arriving soon after.  Thanks also go out to those of you who have replied and said that you can take your meat rewards at the farm or our farmers markets.  Save us some postage!

Scattered Seeds is 70% funded!!  Please help our friend Frankie exceed his goal so he can document his trip across the country to farms like ours.  He'll be bringing his friends, mentors, and Italian cultural ambassadors, Carlo and Gigia, along for their first trip to the U.S. to see the sustainable ag movement first hand.  One of their stops will be a huge party at our place on July 14th, to which you're all invited!  There will be salumi workshops, piglet petting, and of course, food and drink for all, including some whole roast pig.

Sugar Mountain Farm, a Vermont farm owned by Walter Jeffries and his family, is also building a federally inspected butcher shop on the farm!  Walter's plans include everything from slaughter to cured meats, for a true Pasture to Prosciutto experience!  Walter's blog has been one of the most helpful and inspiring resources for us while we increase our pig numbers and build infrastructure.  We have been consulting Walter for his experience in building catenary arches over his head in his house, and his shop, with the hopes that we can build our own thin-shell ceiling in our drying room.  

Please help these friends exceed their goals and realize their good food dreams!

Brooks, Anna, Leila, and Kaj


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    1. Walter Jeffries on

      Hi Brooks! Thanks for mentioning our butcher shop project and I hope all goes well with your construction. The weather is with us for outdoor work. Enjoy! -Walter on Sugar Mountain Farm