Books and Butchers

Ever wonder where the pork chop is on a pig? At the Johnson County Library you will have a chance to see, in person, how a pig is butchered. Join us at the Central Resource Library for a one of a kind program as we bring in a half hog into the library for a live demonstration on Saturday Nov. 3, 2 - 4 p.m.

The Johnson County Library will be presenting butchers from Local Pig to demonstrate how to butcher a half hog and to discuss locally sourced products and humanely raised meats. Do not expect a boring presentation. We will have an actual pig, with actual knives and actual cutting of actual meat. It will be entertaining... actually.

The demonstration will be led by Alex Pope a butcher, charcuterier and a co-owner of Local Pig, an old-world style artisanal meat cutting and sausage shop that turns happy, local meats into a wide selection of steaks, seasoned roasts, chops, sausages, burgers and a variety of charcuterie like bacon, pate and rillettes.

They would love to show you how.

Alex Pope, butcher and charcuterier from Local Pig