Bringing Home the Bacon

Tyler Charles De Francisco is a first generation farmer raising red wattle hogs in Big Sandy Mush, NC.

Bringing Home the Bacon

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Join our pig farming friend Tyler Charles De Francisco as he walks participants through the steps of how to literally bring home the bacon! In this make-and-take introduction to basic meat curing, Tyler will offer a lecture discussing basic curing methods and dry hanging techniques, followed by a hands-on student experience weighing, mixing, and applying cure to pork belly to make your own bacon.

Students will be provided everything they need for the class, including gloves, curing bag, 2 pounds of red wattle pork belly, curing salts, and an array of aromatics to find the just the right spice profile to make your bacon dreams come true!

Workshop Details

The class will be held indoors at a large warehouse space in Asheville, NC on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 1-4pm.

Due to local regulations, masks are required for indoor gatherings. See our current Covid Policy here.

Class is limited to 20 participants, so please sign up early. Participants must be age 17 or older.

About the Instructor

Tyler Charles De Francisco is a first generation farmer raising red wattle hogs in Big Sandy Mush, NC.  Focusing on small batches of pigs with high quality, Tyler’s heritage breed pigs are given ample time and space to reach their full potential.  Tyler is a popular teacher at our annual Firefly Gathering event.

Sliding Scale $135-$70 (all materials included)

To engage in mutual community support, consider the options below and select your ticket price at checkout. You can find the sign up form below. Contact with any additional questions.

  • Sponsor Price $135: For those who have enough to share, this is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.

  • Standard Price $100: Reflects what it costs to cover basic expenses.

  • Equity Discount $70: Offered to those who are owed amends for generations of physical, cultural, spiritual and institutional harm. If you are from a racialized community and could use this discount, this price tier is for you.

Class cost includes all materials to make and bring home your own bacon!

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Date And Time

Sunday 11-07-21 @ 01:00 PM to
04:00 PM

Registration End Date

Saturday 11-06-21


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