Spring seemed to come early this year, and everything is green and blooming and growing like mad, including our pigs that are finally ready for the butcher and their younger siblings. We delivered five customers' pigs to the custom butcher a couple of weeks ago, and we are anxious for them to pick up their pork and give it a try. We have learned so much this first go round and are open to different butchering options to make it easier on the customer.
Last week, we met with Bill's Meat Market, a USDA Federally Inspected processing plant in Carthage, TX who will be processing five more of our pigs so we can sell individual cuts to the general public. The people there were extremely professional and helpful, and they took the time to sit down with us and discuss their process and answer all of our questions.
The individual cuts will be more expensive than the price for a whole pig due to the USDA inspection requirement. Our artisan pork was fed premium GMO-free feeds with no hormones or antibiotics. They were raised in their natural habitat. The sows do not give birth in farrowing pens on concrete. They build intricate nests in the woods to protect themselves and their babies and have an incredible mothering instinct. They roll in mud holes and root around for tubers. They scratch their bottoms on trees and go for long walkabouts. They yawn and lie around in the shade. They are robust and content and healthy.
In addition to the individual cuts of pork, we have eight more whole pigs available now. You can purchase a whole pig, or we can certainly work with you if you coordinate with friends and family to split a pig in half or quarters. Let us know if you are interested or have any questions.
Our artisan pork cuts will be available early this summer at the farmers market or directly from the farm. We are buying a large walk-in freezer for the barn and a large generator in case of a power outage... constantly improving and upgrading. Prepare to stock your freezers with an extraordinary quality of meat, and take home some fresh eggs and goat milk soap. Watch for the date of availability, and come visit with your coolers and wallets. Bring a friend.