Your pig should be ready for slaughter in mid to late October, and will be available for pick up or delivery in late October or early November. We’ll contact you closer to the big day with pick up or delivery details, cut sheets, etc. You’ll need to arrange for payment for the butchering with the butcher at that time.
Why Not Organic?
As a small, diversified farm, our pork is not certified organic because we value the ability to feed them clean food scraps, our market garden trims, and dairy surplus from local sources rather than strictly grain from elsewhere. We do feed our pigs non-GMO or organic grain from Green Mountain Feeds, and supplement their varied diet with the aforementioned pig-approved delicacies and all the bugs, roots, and greens they can find on pasture. Better for the pasture, the pigs, the pork, and you.
Vermont State Law
According to Vermont State meat laws, we can only sell whole and half pigs to pre-arranged buyers. Meaning, we raise the pig for you. We cannot sell specific or individual cuts. We can raise you a happy, healthy pig, have it slaughtered by a professional Itinerant Slaughterer on farm, and transport it to a custom butcher, where you will arrange for payment with the butcher for the cuts you want on the butcher’s cut sheet. We can deliver the final order to you, or you can pick it up personally.
Find useful and legal information about purchasing a whole hog here.