You can purchase quality wholesome meat to optimize your healthy home menus for months to come!
People are increasingly concerned with the quality of their meat, wanting to know where it is coming from, what it has been fed, and whether the animals lived in a warehouse or outdoors. You can purchase our pork from our farm by the piece, but here is an opportunity to buy a larger quantity and choose the cuts and processing in conversation with your custom butcher.
Last time the whole hogs were between 186 and 210 lbs hanging weight. It should be understood that the hanging weight will not translate 100% into cuts because there is some waste in the process of butchering--the cuts you receive from the butcher may be closer to 120-150 lbs. (this varies depending on the size of the hog and the cuts you choose) You may prefer to go in with friends to share a hog. A whole hog takes about half of a full upright freezer. A half hog would take about a quarter of a full upright freezer.
Our price is $5.15/lb for hanging weight, which might be approximately $900/hog ($450/half) depending on size (and we have a range of sizes this time).
In addition to this, count on about $0.69/lb fee from the butcher for cutting and wrapping, $0.69/lb more for smoking/curing, such as hams and bacon. Our guess is that you might end up paying another $150-$200 or so for this (or half for a half). This has the advantage of your being able to select the cuts and processing you prefer (by phone with the butcher: paper or plastic, hams or schnitzel, chops or loin roast, breakfast sausage or Italian, etc.). Unless you have a butcher in mind, we will send your hog to Heritage Meats in Rochester http://heritagemeatswa.com/
These hogs have been pastured, fed organic feed, and finished on hazelnuts. This time they are 100% Berkeshire, a breed that is now sought after for the rich quality of the meat. Several of our customers have commented that it is the best pork they've ever had. We are confident that you will enjoy it too.
Please call or email if you have any questions.