Ready to stock up for the winter? It's time to place pre-orders for fall beef.
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Whole and Half Hogs - available July 2022 ONLY!

Orders must be placed by July 25.

Why should you by a whole or half hog?

You'll save money.

Worried about inflation? Want to buy woodland-raised meat on a budget? When you buy in bulk, you receive a year's worth of meat - at a fixed price that won't change.

You can decide what you want - and plan ahead.

Planning Christmas dinner? Need to stock up on bacon and sausage for breakfast? Want to cure your own meats? When you buy in bulk, you decide which cuts you want, and how much you want of each.

It's cheaper.

At $6/lb, an average whole hog (about 150-160 lbs. of take-home meat) will provide your family with a year's worth of meat - for an average of only $18/week. Compare that to the price of a single pack of woodland-raised bacon at retail value, which is around $14.

You'll invest in your local economy.

Much like a vegetable CSA, buying meat in bulk can be beneficial for the consumer and the farmer. You can...

  • Exercise more control over what you want and when you want it,
  • Save a significant amount of money by buying ahead, and 
  • Provide extra support to your farmer by committing to a large share of their product.

You'll invest in your health.

  • Pasture-raised pork contains significantly higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, conjugated linoleic acid, and vitamins A, D, and E. All of these have anti-inflammatory effects in the body, and also support your joints and immune system.
  • Moreover, conventionally raised pork has been classified as a Group 2A carcinogen, meaning that it likely causes cancer, due to the carcinogenic chemicals that processed meat contains.
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Want more details? Here's the nitty-gritty.

Hogs are sold by the hanging weight.

  • Hanging weight is the weight immediately taken after slaughter, but before final trim. The head, skin, and feet are removed.
  • For a whole hog, the average hanging weight is 200 lbs. That will yield about 150-160 lbs. of take-home meat.
  • For a 1/2 hog, the average hanging weight is 100 lbs. From that, you can expect 70-80 lbs. of take-home meat.

The price is all-inclusive.

  • You'll pay an initial deposit that will be deducted from your final payment.
  • The price includes the animal, all processing fees, and home delivery of the product if you are in our delivery zone.

You'll pre-order online.

  • Click the buttons above or below to place your pre-order.
  • Once you pre-order, we'll reach out with an initial email to confirm.
  • The week of your hog's slaughter, we will reach out and go over a detailed cut sheet with you, which will specify exactly which cuts you want, and how much you'll receive.

FAQs

What does 1/2 hog look like?

Here's what an average 1/2 hog looks like. A whole hog would be twice as much meat.

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How much meat will I receive?

A whole hog yields this average breakdown:

  • 16lbs bacon and bacon ends
  • 24lbs pork chops
  • 16lbs shoulder roasts
  • 12 lbs spare ribs
  • 80 lbs sausage
  • 5 lbs shanks
  • 10 lbs neck bones

A 1/2 hog yields this average breakdown:

  • 8lbs bacon and bacon ends
  • 12lbs pork chops
  • 8lbs shoulder roasts
  • 6 lbs spare ribs
  • 40 lbs sausage
  • 2.5 lbs shanks
  • 5 lbs neck bones

How much freezer space do I need?

Plan for 1 cubic foot of freezer space for every 15 lbs. of pork.

For a whole hog, plan for 9-10 cubic feet.

For a 1/2 hog, plan for 5-6 cubic feet.

Will you deliver my food?

Yes, we will deliver your animal, as long as you are within our delivery zone. This is included in the price.

Will my meat already be frozen?

Your meat will already be frozen when we deliver it to you.

How do I pay?

You'll pay an initial deposit online when you place your pre-order. The remaining amount is due by cash or check when you receive your animal.