Pre-Order a Whole Hog

2021

How to Pre-Order a Whole Hog

Fill out the form below to prepare us for your Whole Hog order. Once submitted, we assign your name to a pig, and raise it among others on pasture, living a happy, healthy, pig life. You will put down a $200 deposit to seal the deal, and we’ll contact you after receiving your pre-order form to arrange deposit payment.

Slaughter

When the season comes to a close, our professional Itinerant Slaughterer of choice arrives for slaughter right here on the farm. This is the preferred method for slaughter since there is no compounded stress of loading onto trailers and traveling far away to a big scary slaughterhouse. After slaughter, your pig is transported to the butcher for processing.

At the Butcher

Our pork is sold as wholes, and you will pay a butcher separately to carve your hog to order (following meat law in the State of Vermont.) You will receive the meat from an entire pig from the butcher. If you’re sharing with another party, you will need to split the order amongst yourselves. If you don’t already have a butcher lined up, we can suggest a custom butcher to make the cuts you prefer. That butcher can usually also make your sausage and smoke your hams, bacon, hocks, etc. The pork will be cut and packaged as you would like it, according to the butcher’s cut sheet that you will fill out prior to delivery of your pig to the butcher. We can help you with your cut sheets and arrange for payment with the butcher. If you intend to butcher your own pig (make your own cuts, not slaughter), please indicate that on the order form.

Availability

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.

Pork Pre-order Form

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    WHOLE HOG SHARES*

    We must sell a share to one individual. All split shares must be done on your own, but we can provide two cut sheets to fill out for the butcher if you are splitting your hog with another party.


    PAYMENT*

    Payment is accepted via Paypal, Credit Card, or cash/check and is due PRIOR TO or UPON delivery. Please indicate how you will be paying so I can prepare your invoice. (Processing fees are separate and arranged with the butcher.)

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    DELIVERY

    Depending on share size, delivery can be available immediately or within a few days of receiving the pork back from the smokehouse or butcher. Your pork will arrive frozen. There is a $50 delivery fee, anywhere in the state of Vermont. We will contact you when your order is ready and deliver it to your home or office.

    PICK UP

    I will pick up my own order from the butcher

    HOME

    Deliver to my HOME (please enter full address)

    OFFICE

    Deliver to my OFFICE (please enter full address)


    OTHER DETAILS

    We'll call you in the next day or so to confirm your order, but if there's anything else you'd like us to know to prepare for that call, please indicate below: