The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Harvest to Table event June 24 in Iredell.
The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Young Ranch, 2485 Farm-to-Market Road 216.
The cost is $35, and space is limited to 25 participants. Preregister online at https://tx.ag/Harvest2Table or by calling 254-435-2331. Payment in the form of cash or a check will be required to complete registration.
The unique event includes an oryx lunch prepared by Oma Leen’s restaurant chef and owner Austin Odom, Walnut Springs. An oryx is a type of antelope with a flavor some consider to be the best of all game animals.
“This event will give participants a first-hand demonstration to see the complete harvest-to-table process with a delicious meal made by a professional chef,” said Chelsea Dorward, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Bosque County.
“The host site Young Ranch is also a great place to see many exotics, including Père David’s deer, elk, oryx, barasingha, fallow deer, bison, aoudad, eland and more,” she said.
Topics and speakers
Harvest to Table demonstrations and speakers will include:
- Live Demonstration: Fabrication of Oryx – Willie Chandler, Young Ranch, Iredell.
- Meat 101: Health, Preservation and Cuts – Jade Cooper, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension meat specialist, Bryan-College Station.
- Demonstration and Preparation of Wild Game for Dinner – Odom.
The event will conclude with the noon lunch prepared by Odom.