The half pig you are putting a deposit now on will be available the week of February 1, 2021. Smoked cuts will be ready 8-12 weeks later.
Half-pig pricing is $7.50/lb., based on hanging weight. If you choose not to smoke bacon and/or hams, we offer a 5-10% discount.
Our whole (processed) finished pigs typically provide 180-200 lbs of fresh meat and bone. That means a half pig provides roughly 90-100 lbs. It’s totally up to you and your level of meat consumption (trust us, we won’t judge…),but most of our customers find that a whole pig is a good fit for a small family or a couple with solid appetites, and a half pig works well for a couple with lighter appetites(or a mix of other meats), or a single high-protein eater. We also offer a 20-lb. mixed box of fresh (unsmoked) pork cuts for folks who just want to try things out or aren’t sure how much they’ll eat.
A pig is typically broken down into chops, tenderloin, shoulder/butt (mmm, pulled pork), belly, ribs, head, and legs. Depending upon whether you’d like to smoke parts of the pig (like the belly for bacon, or the back legs for ham), you will have some choices to make. For example, choosing to use your bellies to make bacon means that your ribs won’t be quite as thick and meaty. Roasts and chops have tradeoffs. Any extra bits can go into ground pork or sausage. Each whole or half pig will include the bones that have been removed from the cuts–they make excellent stock.
We are always very happy to answer any questions, help you with recipes, or try to accommodate requests. Our pigs lead happy healthy outdoor lives and we manage them carefully to protect the soils on our steep hillside farm. We’re here to help you feel good about your meat!