Classes at Dickson's Farmstand
Classes are taught by one of our resident meat gurus and will range from whole-animal demos to hands-on, lab-style classes. Each class size will be kept small and will come with complimentary beer and wine as well as Dickson’s house-made charcuterie to snack on.
Do you have a group of friends, family, or co-workers who want to take a class together?We’re happy to tailor your experience based on subject matter and budget. Contact us directly to for more information on private classes.
You get to sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshments while we do all the work. We'll cover everything there is to know about raising, sourcing, cutting and preparing quality meat. If you want to learn a ton but aren't interested in getting meaty, this is the perfect class for you.
Looking to expose your inner butcher? Our hands-on classes allow you to try your hand at sausage making, jerky making, and basic cutting. You will leave not only with a ton of information but your very own products to take home and enjoy.
Our classes for the remainder of the year are offered every Thursday, and can be selected from the calendar below.
- Jerkin' Around: How to Make Beef Jerky - August 17, September 14, October 5, October 26, November 9.
- Whole Hog Butchery - August 24, September 21, October 12, November 16.
- Breaking Beef: An In Depth Tour of the Steer - August 31, September 28, November 2, November 30.
- Linked In: Sausage Making 101 - September 7, October 19, November 23.
All classes take place at our shop in the Chelsea Market and start at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted.
If you can not attend a class that you have purchased, please provide as much advanced notice as possible so we can try to fill vacant spots. Any cancellations prior to three days from the class will be issued a credit toward a future session. Any cancellations within three days of a class are non-refundable.