Fancy DIY bacon? Plans are firming up for a pig club near Bungay. It’s an increasingly popular and straightforward arrangement where a group of people share the costs and responsibilities for feeding, watering and caring for one or two pigs in exchange for a share of pork. Interested? Contact me and come to an initial meeting in July (details below).
Ideal land has now been found near Bungay and the pigs are needed to help clear the site ready for vegetable growing next year, so the animals will be as useful alive as they will be tasty later on. The club is a great a way to get real and be involved in all aspects of pig husbandry, understanding that when we eat meat it was once a living creature. Anyone willing to get hands-on and help look after the porkers is welcome: we hope to have our first pigs by the end of the summer. In the meantime Local Foods Suffolk are running a pig-keeping course on 14th July at Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm near Ipswich. The course will cover all the basics for beginners planning to keep a few animals.
Contact Dano firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the pig club.