Home Place event underway tonight

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, August 22, 2019

Staff Report

Home Place Pastures outside Como will this weekend host its annual Hill Country Boucherie and Blues Picnic. Many Panolian Countians will attend, and hundreds of visitors from the tri-state area are expected.

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The happenings begin today at 6:30 p.m. with a concert billed as Friday Night With Muscle Beach. The Oxford-based record label will feature several bands. Tickets are $5.

Saturday at 5:30 p.m. the acclaimed Boucherie Dinner will feature 25 of the best restaurants in the South. Cost is $90. The Blues Picnic is Saturday evening and tickets are $10. Camping  passes are available as is a weekend pass ($130) that includes the Boucherie Dinner.

Blues Picnic local entertainment will include R.L. Boyce, Reverend Wilkins, Kenny  Brown and Friends, and the Como Mamas. Regional bands will also appear.

The Local Voice describes the unique farm and last year’s fourth annual event as celebrating “local rural culture while reviving Southern meat traditions like whole animal utilization – or in hog speak, using  the ‘rooter to the tooter.’

Home Place Pastures, located on the Bartlett family’s fifth generation farm, is the only USDA-inspected meat processing plant in the area processing pork, beef, lamb, and goat.

Founded by brothers Marshall and Jemison Bartlett in 2014, Home Place features a 7,200 square foot processing plant, an on-farm retail butcher shop and a wholesale distribution network, providing high-quality meats to chefs and restaurants from Nashville to New Orleans.

Dedicated to ethical on-farm practices and a return to whole animal utilization, Home Place plays an essential role in Mississippi’s rural food economy.”