Pasture Raised Pork
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Why is pasture raised pork better?
Our pigs eat a varied diet of pasture and locally grown, non-GMO grain. Coupled with exercise, sunshine, and plenty of room to roam, this creates superior marbled pork. These farming practices produce meat that is more flavorful and more nutritionally dense than the conventionally raised products. Pigs that eat lots of plants, rather than grain alone, have increased Omega-3 content of the fat, and lard from pigs that have been exposed to sunlight is high in vitamin D.
We regularly move our pigs to fresh ground, which frees them to forage for a significant part of their diet and gives them room to roam. By comparison, pigs in a factory farm live their entire lives inside huge barns, standing on slatted floors, packed so tight they barely have room to lie down.
How to buy
We take deposits starting at the beginning of the year (just like the chickens). For pigs we have two different ways to reserve your pork.
Option 1 is the icon labeled “Pork Halves (Deposit)” this is the standard way. Our goal with that pig is to get it to around 300 pounds live weight, which will make a 100 pound half once it is dressed out (also known as its hanging weight). You have complete control over the butchery. Some new customers don’t appreciate the flexibility in this option. Hence option 2.
Option 2 is the icon labeled “Planners Pork Half”. The listed deposit is the same but we can tell you what your total out the door will be right now and what you will get for that price. The total price per half is 530 dollars. For these pigs our goal is a live weight of 250 pounds, which makes a dressed half of about 83 pounds. The price includes the butchery, curing, tax, etc. The pre-selected butchery options in this option includes the following:
- 6-8 lbs. ham, cured
- Two ham hocks, cured and smoked
- Eight bone-in pork chops
- Six boneless pork chops
- 4-6 lbs. pork roast (can be split)
- 10 lbs. of bacon, cured, smoked and sliced
- 20 lbs. of ground pork.
- One flavor packet of your choice, flavors 10 lbs of ground pork.