The It is almost time to gather around the fire, share tall tales and learn from the experts on where our food comes from as we process our ham for the next year!
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, starting at 8am and ending around 11am, visitors may come to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and learn how a pig is cleaned and processed traditionally on the farm.
The “Food Processing” event includes a hog-killing demonstration, so visitors should plan accordingly. According to the museum, the pig has been donated by the North Carolina Pork Council. Visitors that day may tour the museum, gather around an outdoor “campfire,” and listen as experts show where ham comes from.
This educational event is part of the museum’s “Stepping Into The Past” Saturday Series. There is no extra fee; the food processing demonstration is included with regular admission to the Museum. Admission fees as listed on their website are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6, for children, and under 2-years-old free with adult.
Tobacco Farm Life Museum is located at 709 Church Street, Kenly, North Carolina. Their schedule of “Stepping Into The Past” events may be found online at www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org/events/stepping-into-the-past. Note that events are Saturdays, and the website is showing 2016 dates, as of this writing. Updates may be found on the museum’s Facebook page.
The town of Kenly NC spans Johnston and Wilson counties in Eastern North Carolina.