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Introduction to Sausage Making

with Wade Hardiman

Join us for a hands-on "Be A Sausage Maker" workshop led by sausage aficionado Wade Hardiman. This isn't just a class; it's a deep dive into the tradition and science of making gourmet sausages, wrapped up in an afternoon of fun, learning, and culinary exploration.

Date: March 23rd, 2024

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost: $135 per person

Located at Early Dawn Farm

Registration: Spaces are limited, and it is first come first served. To secure your spot, complete your registration by sending the payment via e-transfer to


What to Expect:

  • Expert Guidance: Learn directly from Wade Hardiman, a master in sausage making.

  • Interactive Learning: Engage in every step of the sausage-making process, from selecting the best meats to mastering the mix of spices.

  • Small Group Setting: Enjoy personalized attention in a cozy group of up to 15 participants.


  • Your Handmade Sausages: Proudly take home 2 lbs of the sausages you craft.

  • Comprehensive Guide: Receive a detailed step-by-step guide and a master recipe to continue your sausage-making journey at home.

  • Taste and Savor: Enjoy samples of gourmet sausages and a beverage during the workshop.


For $135, this immersive workshop offers a unique blend of practical skills and culinary enjoyment. Spaces are limited, making it not only an ideal treat for yourself but also a perfect gift for any forever-learner, good-food or BBQ enthusiast.

Reserve your spot now and step into the world of artisanal sausage making – where learning meets taste in a celebration of good food!

Learn more about your Instructor: Wade Hardiman

Originally from Grand Bank, NL, Wade relocated to Alberta over three decades ago. His early experience in butchery sparked a lasting fascination with the varieties and cuts of meat, complementing his love for hunting and fishing. This passion fills his freezers with a bounty of meats and fish, which he expertly prepares, smokes, and barbecues using an impressive collection of equipment: multiple smokers, a pizza oven, a pig roaster, and several BBQs.


Inspired by the growing popularity of BBQ and smoking, Wade sought to deepen his knowledge, experimenting alone and with friends, and even diving into sausage making after attending a course with his son, Patrick. This new hobby has become a cherished family activity, offering the joy of crafting sausages with chosen ingredients. For Wade, the early mornings and long days by his "Smoke Pit" are a labour of love, a testament to his belief in never stopping learning and trying. Whether it's the satisfaction of tasting the delicious outcomes or the envy of his neighbours smelling the BBQ all day, Wade finds immense reward in his culinary adventures.

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