So you want to be able to transparently, affordably, legally and humanely slaughter and process your bird. Seems like not a lot to ask. Though who really wants a slaughterhouse in their backyard? But a mobile humane slaughterhouse, here on one farm, gone to the next, and one that's environmentally sound … that's a different story and a good one at that. Your neighbors, eaters, regulators and farmers will love you once they understand, and when you do it right. This workshop led by Ali Berlow, author of The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse with a foreword by Temple Grandin, is about education, marketing, and outreach to engage your community. This includes the farmers, cooks, markets, regulators and policymakers. Brand your poultry program well, with good design, web and mobile presence, and yes, Facebook and Twitter too. Recipes and resources included.
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Ali Berlow founded Island Grown Initiative in 2006 as a nonprofit looking to support local farmers on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachussetts. She was instrumental in bringing the first mobile poultry slaughterhouse to the island as a way to help farmers slaughter and process their chickens as humanely as possible. Berlow is the editor of Edible Vineyard and has been a food writer for the last 10 years. She wrote the NPR essay series “A Cook’s Notebook” and blogs about food for the Huffington Post. She lives in Vineyard Haven, Mass.