Light supper with local ingredients provided.
Free for PFI Members
$20 for Non-Members
John and Bev Gilbert
John C. and Sarah Gilbert
The event starts with the tour of the Gilbert farm, followed by a blind tasting of pork raised by several PFI producers. You’ll see how different characteristics of pigs (breed, diet, processing) influence the taste of pork. Pork producers will discuss their production systems.
· Factors that influence the taste of pork
· Different pork production methods
· Where to purchase locally grown pork
John and Bev Gilbert and their family run a diversified hog, grain and dairy farm that has been in the family for more than a century. The Gilberts raise 250 to 300 pigs without antibiotics that they pasture-farrow in spring and fall. They market pork to Niman Ranch and through a local locker. They raise corn, food-grade soybeans, alfalfa-grass hay, oats and a variety of annuals for forage to feed their livestock. They have a 90-head Brown Swiss dairy herd and milk 35 to 40 cows year-round.
From I-35: Take the Kamrar/CR-D41 exit (Exit 139).
Travel east on Co Rd D41 for 14 miles. Turn left onto
RSVP: Tomoko Ogawa at 515.232.5661; firstname.lastname@example.org