Abattoir Birthday Bash

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 5:30pm

This November the Salt Spring Abattoir turns six! Join us Saturday, November 10th at Fulford Hall to celebrate the ongoing success of our community abattoir, and help us raise money to keep this vital part of our local agriculture in good repair.
Enjoy an all local dinner menu prepared by Rocksalt chef Matt Rissling featuring seasonal meat and vegetarian options. Jana’s bake shop will be preparing a spread of delicious desserts. We’ll have live music, a cash bar with locally produced beverages and live and silent auctions. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of fun and fundraising!
Since opening in 2012 the Salt Spring Island abattoir has processed 27,154 chickens and ducks, 2,319 turkeys, 2,702 lambs, 48 pigs and 14 cows (cows and pig processing started in 2017), and counting… Livestock production is now back to where it was before the BC government introduced regulations in 2004 that farmers couldn’t sell meat at the farm gate. And there is now a local butcher dedicated to selling meat from the abattoir (EATDRINKFERMENT, next to Dagwoods Diner).
The abattoir is a social enterprise supporting Salt Spring farmers and promoting sustainability of our food system and the availability of high quality local food at reasonable prices. In order to keep the prices affordable for both farmers and consumers, we run fundraisers to pay for building and equipment maintenance and upgrades.
Tickets are $65 and are now available at www.plantofarm.org and EATDRINKFERMENT (346 Lower Ganges Rd, next to Dagwoods). For questions, volunteer opportunities or to donate to our silent auction please email Ella at ebronstein93@gmail.com

Salt Spring Agricultural Alliance
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