Pork

Our pasture-raised pigs live outdoors at the edge of our old apple orchard, where they can rest in the shade of the trees or run out to the pasture.

The pigs love living on our farm because they get lots of treats from the veggie fields.  An ugly carrot? A tomato with a soft spot?  A twisty cucumber?  The pigs love them!  It’s a great way for us to “recycle” produce that we don’t have a market for. The pigs also eat a diet of local grains, the plants growing in the pasture, and the apples that drop from the trees above.

Pork shares

A limited number of pork shares are available for fall 2020, for pickup on the farm only. 

What's included in a pork share?

We offer pork shares by the “quarter” of an animal. When you buy a pork share, you will receive a mix of cuts including:

 

  • Pork chops

  • Smoked ham or ham steaks

  • Bacon

  • Sausage (sweet Italian links, Kielbasa, and packaged ground breakfast sausage for making patties)

  • Ground pork

  • Smoked hocks

  • Ground pork

 

You will also receive cuts such as ribs, tenderloin, shoulder, or country style ribs, depending on which part of the quarter you receive.  If you order two quarter shares you will receive all of these cuts.  

How much meat is in a typical quarter share?

 

At least 32 lb. of the very best pork.

The photo below shows a typical quarter share so you can see how much freezer space it might take up.

Cost and how to order

$335 / quarter share.  You can pay half now and half charged on the day of pickup.

We are sold out for 2020!  Email us to get on the waiting list in case someone cancels.

 

When and where do I pick up my share?

Shares are available for pickup on our farm only. 

The pick up date is Wednesday, November 4th, between 2pm - 7pm. 

The pickup date is very specific since we do not have freezer space to hold your share and we must get it to you right after we pick it up from the butcher's freezers.  

How is the meat packed?

The meat is wrapped in butcher paper or vacuum sealed by the butcher, and frozen in their powerful freezers to ensure excellent quality.  The, slaughter, butchering and smoking (of bacon, hams and hocks) are done by Stratton Custom Meats.  The animals are slaughtered on our farm, which costs us extra but is the least stressful and most humane option for our pigs.  

Custom butchering

If you would like to order a whole pig, we can arrange for you to have it custom cut by the butcher to your specifications.  If you prefer not to have certain cuts smoked or processed into linked sausage, this can bring the butchering cost down.  Let us know if you’re interested in this option.

If you have questions or would like to order a whole pig for custom butchering, email farm@heartyroots.com

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Hearty Roots Community Farm

1822 Route 9

Germantown, New York 12526

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