OUR HOG SHARES ARE SOLD OUT FOR THE 2017 SEASON! Please email us if you'd like to get on a waiting list for next season.
This season on the farm we are raising Gloucestershire Old Spots. Unlike more modern and hybrid breeds which have been selected over time to put on weight quickly and to thrive in confinement, our pigs are meant to live outside and to thrive on a low input diet. This makes for hogs that are both delicious and perfectly suited for life on a small organic farm.
We love our pigs and we think you'll taste the difference – our hogs live in a large paddock with plenty of room to roam, they eat a diverse diet of raw goat's milk from our small herd of dairy goats, organic vegetable scraps from our farm supplemented by a locally milled non-Gmo, corn and soy-free feed. They also receive daily human contact and lots of head pats and ear scratches.
HOW to purchase
We are offering half and whole hog shares this season and a deposit of $200 for a whole or $100 for a half will reserve your share. The cost of a hog share consists of two payments, one to the farm and one to the butcher. The price of each share paid to the farm is $5.50/lb and is determined by the hanging weight of the hog. The farm receives the payment for the hanging weight (minus your deposit) and the butcher receives the cutting fees, $0.75/pound for basic cut and wrap. Please note that there are extra fees associated with smoking meats (ham, etc.), curing bacon and making sausage. These price breakdowns can be located here. We will be harvesting our hogs in early October this year, please have your orders in before October 1st.
sample Half Share price breakdown
Weight of a half of carcass: 75 lbs
Deposit to farm: $100
Payment to farm (@$5.50/lb x 75 lbs): $312.50 ($412.50 minus $100 deposit)
Butcher Costs: 60¢/lb for cut & wrap: $45
Final Cost: $457.50 ($6.10/lb)
what cuts to expect from a half hog
- 15-25 pork chops (depending on the thickness of the cut)
- 2 roasts
- 1 fresh ham
- 8 lbs of fresh bacon slab
- 3 lbs of spare ribs
- 9 lbs of ground pork
To place your order or for more information please contact Lili Tova at firstname.lastname@example.org