1/4 Hog - Deposit Fee

1/4 Hog - Deposit Fee

Ready February 2024

What you’re getting:

25% of the yield from one pasture-raised pig.

$11.50 / lb.

Pastured pork, in bulk

When you know you love good pork, the logical next step is to stock up! Instead of buying individual packages of meat, fill your freezer with your favorite pork staples. With a good supply of quality meat on hand, running out of meal options becomes a thing of the past.

The details

  • Ribs (spare and baby back)
  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • Bacon (choose Regular or Nitrite Free)
  • Soup Bones
  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Ground Fat

How does this work?

Once you’ve placed the order with your deposit, we’ll put you down to receive ¼ of the meat from one of our pigs. After processing, you can pick up your meat from the farm or have it delivered to your home with an additional $25 fee. The full amount will then be due by cash or check. We’ll keep you updated all along the way to make sure everything works out smoothly for you.

How much meat is that?

As you can imagine, we can’t bring a bathroom scale out to the pasture and get our pigs’ weights—we’ll only know after they’ve been processed. But our estimate is roughly 37 - 50 lb. If that’s not enough, try a half hog or whole hog!

When do I get my pork?

Our current batch of pigs is scheduled for processing at the end of January. Because of the logistics of working with our local butcher, we can’t know the exact date the meat will be ready until closer to time. But once you have ordered and paid your deposit, we’ll keep in contact with you about the schedule and make sure you’ll be able to pick up your pork or have it delivered on a day that works for you.

Can I customize the cuts?

When it comes to processing an animal, there’s an endless variety of ways the meat can be divided and prepared. From how you cut it, to whether you grind it or not, to curing and smoking, it’s a labyrinth of decisions. For those of you who love that idea, we offer whole hogs, which are fully customizable—anything the processer offers, you can choose—as well as half hogs, which have a wide variety of options as well. We’ll work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want (and don’t get overwhelmed along the way!). 

When buying just a quarter of a hog, though, you’ll need to stick with the options we’ve chosen, since the meat of the pig is going to two or three different customers. But if there’s anything you’re not sure about, it never hurts to ask. We’re happy to accommodate requests where we can, or clear up any confusion.

Organs, bones, and fat

Let’s talk about what we call the “special” parts—the liver, heart, bones, and fat. While we prize these odds and ends ourselves, we know not everyone feels the same way, and we’d hate for you to be burdened by using or wasting something you don’t want. If you do not want any or all of these, you do not have to take them! Whether you take them or leave them, your overall cost will remain the same: 25% of the yield from one pig.