The pigs at East Forty Farm are the heritage breed crosses. The sows are Gloucester Old Spot/Tamworth, and the boar is a Large Black. They were selected for their ability to live in the forest year round, grazing on the diverse bounty of the land; eating vegetable compost from local farms, supplemented with grain to balance nutritional needs; and drinking whey from the production of Lakin’s Gorges Cheese.
The pigs are helping to reclaim pasture by rooting up brush. They will eventually be rotationally grazed through 10 acres of the forest, along with our other livestock.
Accepting orders through August 9, 2018 for whole and half pigs. There are 8 pigs, with an approximate hanging weight ranging from 150-250 pounds.
A large half pig should yield about 23 pork chops, 2 roasts, 1 ham, 8 pounds bacon slab, 3 pounds spare ribs, 9 pounds ground pork.
Cost is $4.25 per pound hanging weight plus $55 processing fee for the USDA certified butcher.
If you want to order cuts, we will provide you with the cut sheet from the butcher, and you will place that order directly with them. There are additional charges for special cuts from the butcher. (.65/pound for cut and wrap custom cuts and $1.20/pound for smoking). If you have never ordered your own pork before, we can assist you in that process.
We require a non-refundable deposit of $250 for a whole and $150 for a half.
Please call Allison at 207-230-4318 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8/09 to reserve.