Speaking Engagements

All of our lectures draw on our unique knowledge of butchery and local/ sustainable farming to create an event that will inform and entertain groups of any size. Choose from the lectures we have listed below or call us and we will be happy to create a custom lecture for you!


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The Art of Butchery - Pork

Watch as Fleisher’s owner Joshua Applestone butchers a pig and creates all those delicious cuts that you are familiar with as well as many that you may not be. Learn how to tie a pork roast, create pork cutlets and make a fresh ham. This is a demonstration only, for a more hands on approach check out our butchery program at our Kingston location.


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Know What Your Dinner Is Eating Before You Eat Your Dinner

What is grass-fed meat? What is the difference between grass-fed and organic? What are you really getting when you buy free-range products? Isn’t all meat natural? Why shop local? Participate in a blind taste-test and sample delicious grass-fed beef and organic chicken to learn the answers to these and other burning questions.


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The Art of Cooking Meat (For Recovering Vegetarians and Others Who May Be Slightly Perplexed)

A lecture specifically devoted to recovering vegetarians or meat eaters who are a little perplexed by how to cook, order and serve meat. If you don’t know how to talk to a butcher, never heard of an eye round and can’t figure out how to time a steak, this is the class for you! Let Jessica Applestone gently guide you through the intricacies of buying, preparing and eating meat (again!).


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Butchering for Hunters or Lamb Butchery 101

This is a great class for hunters who wants to learn to field dress their kill or for anyone who has always wanted to know master butchery skills and techniques. Once you’ve learned these skills you can easily apply them to any animal carcass. This is a truly special class and one that has been in high demand. Sharpen your knife skills and hone your knowledge with Joshua Applestone, owner of Fleisher’s.


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Design Your Own Lecture

Jessica and Joshua Applestone are available to speak on many different topics. Their years of experience as the preeminent sustainable butchers have given them a unique perspective on butchery, farming, cooking and sustainability. They encourage clients to design their own lectures that will appeal to their own customer base.

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    The Martha Stewart Show

    Watch Josh teach Martha how to break down an entire Pork!

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