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Three Little Pigs Launches Butchery Classes – Buy a Half or Whole Pig and Learn to Butcher it Yourself

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm 12 Comments

5111 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“We [Three Little Pigs] get a lot of customers asking us for butchery classes and fresh cuts of meat. So, we just decided to offer both – at the same time! The idea is simple, you, and if you’d like, a couple of pals pitch in to buy half or a whole pig from TLP (the pigs come from Polyface Farm). You come in on Saturday (and if need be Sunday) and we will teach you how to butcher your pig any way you’d like. From there, we portion everything out and you take your custom meats home for yourself or to share among your friends and family. It’s going to be awesome! Here is the breakdown:

1/2 pig weighs approx 110lbs. The price per pound is $3.75
Lecture and instructional – Half Pig: $375 -or- Whole Pig: $500
The service takes place on weekends only (scheduling at least two weeks ahead)
Each customer can bring two guests. Additional guests can attend for an additional $100 per person
We will be selling cutting boards, butcher knives, and aprons can be purchased at a discounted rate
TLP will provide lunch and kitchen tour to all guests”

  • Anonymous

    A useful skill for any urbanite!

  • gotryit

    Awesome idea – sounds like it would be a fun birthday present to go in on for a non-squeemish friend. Unfortunately, I don’t eat that much pig (unless they can make it into 110 lbs of bacon) – and cutting up a cow at “3 little pigs” is probably going off theme.

  • ledroittiger

    I’d like to get a whole pig for a roast, but I still want to learn how to butcher one. I wonder if they’d let me learn on one of the pigs they are going to use anyway…

  • Grand Funk

    “Hey, I’ll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher’s ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn’t you rather to take his word for it?”

  • “The humane way to do it is to bring some slop out for them like you’re going to feed them, then WHAM … A shovel right to the base of their head.” – Freddy

  • anon

    Can you bring your own animal to butcher? I’m not asking for myself – a friend wanted to know. Really.

    • Anon5

      Probably. During the 1970s my Grandfather transported a live pig to the slaughterhouse in the back seat of a sedan.

  • Anonymous

    So is that $3.75/lb in addition to the $375 or $500?

  • shawgirldc

    This makes me sick.

    • Campbell

      Grow up. People eat meat. Learning to appreciate the entire animal and where it came from is far preferable to buying whatever factory farmed product sits on the shelves at Safeway. If you don’t want it, don’t eat it.

    • ArtieFufkin


  • Petworthian1

    This makes me hungry.


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