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Raising Hogs Workshop
Marshfield Fairgrounds (Administration Building)
Marshfield, MA
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Saturday Apr 22, 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday Apr 22, 2017 12:00 PM | $25.00




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Raising Hogs Workshop
This is one of five backyard grower workshops being offered.
Additional information is on the website for All 5 Workshops, all can be found on Brown Paper Ticket.  Subjects are:
  Growing and Grafting Grapes    register for grape workshop
   Pruning Blueberries register for blueberry pruning workshop
   Seed starting to Transplant  register for Seed starting to transplant workshop
   Raising Hogs register for Raising Hogs workshop
    Mushroom Gardening register for mushroom gardening
Additional information is on the website for All 5 Workshops
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This class is designed for anyone wishing to learn about raising their own pigs. Peter Burrows of Vermont based Brown Boar Farm successfully grew from scratch a business raising pastured pork with his family. Their premium pork products have won awards and are sold direct to consumers and fine restaurants. Peter will talk about raising pigs with respect. Class will cover some breeds, methodology and care of the sow & piglets through market weight including, shelter, pens/space considerations, handling, health, feeding, processing and product options.  There will be plenty of opportunity for questions too.

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Speaker Biography

Peter Burrows, although relatively new to farming, created Brown Boar Farm in 2007 after a successful career in Information Technology. Brown Boar farm has become recognized as one of the Industry leaders in producing all natural, pastured raised pork without the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics or GMO feeds. Peter was a delegate to the first Slow Meat Symposium in 2015, a delegate to the national Pork Forum in 2016 and 2017, and is currently chair of the Northeast Pork Association. Peter splits his time between Vermont and a home in Marshfield.

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DIRECTIONS:
Workshop begins inside the Administration Building at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. This is a small cape on the grounds in the southwest   corner along Main St. (Route 3A) & South River street.  Gate will be open in front of building.

For GPSs use 140 Main St., Marshfield, MA
(note: do not mail to this address)

From the West:
Take 95 south to 93 north to 3 south, exit 12.  Turn right at the lights (east on Rt.139), at the 4th set of lights, 2.7 miles, turn left onto Rt. 3A north. The Marshfield Fairgrounds is one block up on the right.

From the North:
Take 93 south to Rt. 3 south exit 12.
Turn right at the lights (east on Rt.139), at the 4th set of lights, 2.7 miles, turn left onto Rt. 3A north. The Marshfield Fairgrounds is one block up on the right.

From the Providence Area:
Take 95 north to 93 north to 3 south, exit 12. Turn right at the lights (east on Rt.139), at the 4th set of lights, 2.7 miles, turn left onto Rt. 3A north. The Marshfield Fairgrounds is one block up on the right.

From The Worcester Area:
Take 90 east/Mass Pike to 95 south to 93 north to 3 south, exit 12.  Turn right at the lights (east on Rt.139), at the 4th set of lights, 2.7 miles,  turn left onto Rt. 3A north. The Marshfield Fairgrounds is one block up on the right.

From the Taunton Area:
Take 44 east to 3 north, exit 12 turn left at the lights (east on Rt.139), at the 4thset of lights, 2.7 miles, turn left onto Rt. 3A north.      The Marshfield         Fairgrounds is one block up on the right.

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Location

Marshfield Fairgrounds (Administration Building) (View)
140 Main St.
Marshfield, MA 02050
United States


Categories

Education > Workshops

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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