Our pigs spend their days relaxing and foraging outdoors from early spring through late fall. In winter they stay warm in open air barns and buildings on deep litters which keep them warm and clean. Outdoors they are rotated around the farm where they can be seen on clover pastures, alfalfa fields, lounging in streams, rooting around for pecans, hickory nuts and acorns, or turning over leaf litter in the woods looking for bugs and grubs and whatever else a pig deems tasty. In addition we supply them with a diet of our biodynamically grown grains and legumes and other locally produced organic and non-GM (genetically modified) grains and legumes. The diet is varied depending on what we grow and time of the year and the pigs may be consuming a number of different grains and legumes at one time including wheat, corn, barley, soybean meal, peas, oats, and alfalfa hay. The diversity in their diet, the outdoor life full of sunshine, fresh air, and fresh pasture, and the care we take in humanely handling the pigs is all part of a healthy, happy pig that is able to produce the highest quality pork.
We currently raise two heritage breed pigs, Large Blacks and Berkshires, which do well outdoors and retain the genetics that offer a truly superior, flavorful pork.
We offer a large assortment of individual cuts of pork, all on our price list, throughout the year for sale directly off our farm, through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) partners (see below), farmer's markets, and through other local restaurants.
Whole & Half Hogs:
We offer bulk purchasers the option of ordering a whole or half hog. This option will save you approx. 15-20% over purchasing all the retail cuts individually and you'll have the product more readily available. A whole hog is approximately 130-180 pounds of finished pork products, while a half is approximately 65-95 pounds (this varies depending upon the size of the pig and processing options). The freezer compartment of most modern refrigerator/freezer combos can accommodate a half hog (as a general rule 50 lbs. of meat will fit in about 2.25 cu. ft. of cooler/freezer space). Meat from a typical half hog will consist of approximately the following major cuts:
12-14 lbs. of pork chops
1-2 packages of spare ribs or 3.5 lbs. total
3 shoulder roasts or steaks (12 lbs. total)
1 ham (15-18 lbs. total)
8-10 lbs. bacon
4 lbs. lard
Additional pckgs. include feet, neckbones, jowl, and liver
Approximate whole hog breakdown (this will vary depending on size of hog): $3.00/lb. x 200 lbs. Hanging Weight (cost to Live Springs) + $1.35/lb.(cost to processor) x 140lbs. of meat = $789 ---> this will yield approx. 140 lbs. of total cut, prepared, packaged, frozen product ready for your freezer
Approximate half hog breakdown (this will vary depending on size of hog): $3.30/lb. x 100 lbs. Hanging Weight (cost to Live Springs) + $1.35/lb.(cost to processor) x 70lbs. of meat = $425 ---> this will yield approx. 70 lbs. of total cut, prepared, packaged, frozen product ready for your freezer
For all purchases there is a deposit fee of $200 for a whole hog and $100 for a half hog. See the attached whole and half hog order form for more details and how to place your order.