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Erstwhile Farm

About Erstwhile Farm:

Erstwhile (adjective)[�rst hwīl]
Formally, of times past. Belonging to some prior time

Our farm name reflects our commitment to a more old fashioned approach to agriculture. With the advent of BT Corn, Round-Up Ready Soybeans, GPS auto steer and intensive high tech... everything...it was time for a change. Through this change we recognize the management skills we use that may have otherwise been lost. Whether it's organic crops or livestock raised outdoors without antibiotics the system is intensively simple, but rewarding. We feel the production difficulties we encounter at times are well worth the quality of the end products. The patience and diligence is a huge part of the give and take of farming alongside nature.

Erstwhile Farm certainly suffers from "progressive regression". LOL
Give us a try.

General Practices:

Our GRAIN CROPS are certified organic.

Although our FRUITS AND VEGETABLES are not certified, we follow organic practices. (As of 2017 we have an exception in that our sweet corn and green beans are certified organic and our asparagus is transition organic).

Our LIVESTOCK is best described as antibiotic free, organically raised. We were the first Nebraska farm to gain Animal Welfare Certification with our pigs, and the USDA inspected butcher we partner with is also Animal Welfare Certified. All livestock lives their entire lives outdoors, with shelter and bedding available at will.We follow the highest of welfare standards with the babes remaining with mothers until they are at least 6 weeks old, but usually weaned at about 7-8 weeks. Mommas are then removed from the pen, leaving the babes in the same environment for less stress.We do not clip teeth or cut tails,has been the norm in the conventional pig world. We spend MUCH extra time with rotating the pigs and chickens to access the best greens/grazing/gleaning areas on the farm for a particular season. this includes keeping seeds sowed on all areas for sustainability, conservation and just a fresh lunch for the pigs! This is a very important aspect of our standards, as we do not feel it is in the best interest of the animal to just be in a dirt lot and not rotated to "clean" ground continuously. The rotation is beneficial to alleviate parasite, disease and worm issues as well. Since our farm ground is certified organic, the animals never graze on any land that was sprayed with any chemicals. The grains our livestock gets fed is 100% certified organic.

We have a barn on the farm that was converted to our packing and processing kitchen. This KITCHEN IS INSPECTED with the State of Nebraska.

Highlights:

PIGS - We are caring for all ages, from babes to butcher pigs.Four new litters born over the past week. Halves and Wholes are generally always available, with the next reservation availability for the May 1 and May 15 butcher dates. This whole/half purchase option gives customers the best value by far.

CHICKENS/EGGS - Our laying hens were hatched just down the road by our neighbor. They are a mixed flock with brown and blue layers. We got a straight run (both males & females), so when the cockerels (young males) were filled out at about 18 weeks, we butcher them for our chicken meat. We will offer these out, as well as stewing hens from time to time. (Contact Erstwhile Farm if you would like to be added to this list).

PORK - Newest items: canadian bacon, pepper clove 2 oz. sausage patties, prepared horseradish

POPCORN - certified organic

HOT DILL GREEN BEANS - A hot pickled green bean that is great with a meal or as a snack or party addition.

COMING SOON - Fresh asparagus and farm milled popcorn kernels for a gluten free flour/cornmeal option.

















Ingredients:

All our animal feed is certified organic and includes flax for added Omega-3 health benefits. All is ground/mixed ourselves on the farm. Mineral supplements are sourced from Fertrell and approved for organic. Animals also graze in all seasons, rotating on certified organic acres which include: pasture, cover crops (rye, oats, sorghum sudan, various legumes, woodland), gleaning organic crop acres, or just plain weedy areas.

We mix our own blend of spices for each and every small batch of Erstwhile Farm Signature Sausages. Each recipe has been sent in for approval to the USDA. We source most, if not all, organic sausage ingredients. Natural sheep casings are used for the link sausages.

Any foods we sell are also the foods we eat. We have been a farm dedicated to the practices of non-chemical and certified organic/organically raised for 15+ years. Without growing it yourself, trusting in your farmer and asking questions is the best way to add your signature to the ingredient panel of your food.

Note: Certified Organic always means Non-GMO.





Product Types:

Organically raised pasture pork, eggs & chicken. Certified organic popcorn, sweet corn, green beans, asparagus. Fresh & preserved veggies & fruit
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Erstwhile Farm

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7200 8 Fresh Polish Sausage
$10.65 / pound All Natural frozen
Erstwhile Farm's signature recipe, developed right at our farmhouse kitchen! Mildly seasoned...this is NOT your typical "spicy" Polish Sausage. NO MSG. We personally mix the spices up for each and every small batch of Erstwhile Farm sausages. Natural Sheep Casings. Vacuum sealed. 4 brats per package.

Ingredients: ground pork, black pepper, salt, marjoram, mustard seed, cayenne pepper, garlic powder


Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.90 and 1.25 pounds)
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1632 32 PASTURED PORK (WHOLE OR HALF) RESERVATION
$100.00 / Reservation All Natural non-refrigerated
Add a variety of quality, great tasting pork products to your freezer for home cooked meals at a great price!

(ALMOST)YEAR ROUND AVAILABILITY TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NOVEMBER BUTCHERING- Our pigs are raised in the outdoors on dirt and/or pasture with no antibiotics. They graze greens, on certified organic acres, as season allows. We implemented a rotational grazing system for optimum health of both animal and environment. Also, studies have shown that pastured animals have meat that is higher in Omega-3's. Supplemental feed is certified organic grains ground here on our farm. With over 17 years experience in outdoor hog production, we enjoy raising pigs that get to act like pigs. The fresh air and exercise results in healthy, great tasting pork - born and raised on our farm - every time. We also hold certification through Animal Welfare Approved (AWA)for our pigs, the first NE farm to have AWA certification for pigs. AWA has the most rigorous standards for farm animal welfare and environmental sustainability currently in use by any U.S. farm program. Find out more about AWA here: animalwelfareapproved.org

HARDY BREEDS - We have a composite breed of pigs consisting mostly of Chester White, Spot Poland China with a sprinkle of Duroc, Hampshire and Yorkshire. Our current boar is a Hereford. We have saved our own gilts (first time mommas) and birthed our own pigs for 17 years out in pastures. So the pigs we have on the farm are a durable composite that do well in this outdoor system. They have good mothering ability, hearty in the outdoors...and from the feedback we get from customers...amazing flavor! : )

PRICING - Please refer to our "PASTURED PORK (WHOLE) or (HALF) ORDER COMPLETION" product for pricing for the pig. The cost is based upon the hanging weight($3.60/lb. for a whole & $4.10/lb. for a half), which is about 85 pounds for half pigs and about 170 pounds for whole pigs. Depending on how the hog is cut up, the dressed weight could be about 20% lower than the hanging weight.Your processing charge, which you will pay directly to the butcher, is generally around $1/lb., depending on your cutting order.

PLACING AN ORDER - Add the whole/half hog reservation (this product) to your shopping cart and identify whether you want a whole or half hog. This will reserve a pig for you on the next time we delivery of pigs to the butcher. I will notify you by e-mail with additional information to help you with your cutting order and take you through the steps of ordering. Once the meat is cut, you will order either the "pastured pork - whole hog completion" product or the "pastured pork - half hog completion" product, which will include credit for your reservation. The meat will be delivered to your pick up site on the subsequent ordering cycle.

If you have not ordered an animal in this manner before, I realize it can seem a bit daunting. No worries, I will help you along. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions!

Note: Total coop orders over a $600 value will receive a 10% coop discount.
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1751 43 Apple Pork Brats
$11.43 / pound All Natural frozen
This has been a best seller- Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! A lightly sweetened sausage with bits of granny smith apple. NO MSG. We personally mix the seasonings for each and every small batch of sausage. 100% organic apples & sugar used. Other spices are sourced organically when available. Natural Sheep casings. Vacuum sealed. 4 Brats per package

Ingredients: ground pork, organic granny smith apples, organic brown sugar, salt, mustard seed, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, water

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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3214 34 Apple Pork Breakfast Links
$12.21 / pound All Natural frozen
Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! A lightly sweetened sausage with bits of apple. A lot of YUM in these little links that cook up quickly. NO MSG. We personally mix the seasonings for each and every small batch of sausage. Natural sheep casings. Vacuum sealed. Approximately 8-10 links per package.

Ingredients: ground pork, organic granny smith apples, organic brown sugar, salt, mustard seed, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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2560 40 Baby Back Ribs *SPECIAL*
$9.09 / pound All Natural frozen
With summer grilling, it's fun to go beyond the typical burger and explore other cuts of tasty meta. Packaged as a rack of ribs, the baby backs are very tender and lean and always a treat. These special priced ribs are from a January/February butchering.Vacuum sealed.
Note: remove the very thin membrane from the back of the ribs. Do this by slicing into the membrane with a sharp knife and pulling it off of the rib meat.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.85 pounds)
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2565 38 Back Fat for Rendering
$2.85 / pound All Natural frozen
Ground and ready to start melting for your own rendered lard. Great for cooking and baking....and really great for making popcorn! The cracklings are an awesome bonus to the rendering process! Packaged in tube bags.
Helpful info: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/04/how-to-render-lard.html

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 2.50 pounds)
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6718 10 Bacon Ends
$9.35 / pound All Natural frozen
Irregular pieces of cured bacon of different types - could be of shoulder (cottage) bacon, jowl (cheek area) or regular belly bacon. Please specify which type and size preference - I will do my best to accommodate request - but may have to send what I have available. Great addition to beans or any dish you'd like a smokey bacon flavor added. Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.35 and 1.25 pounds)
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7237 3 Bone In Pork Chops
$9.35 / pound All Natural frozen
Get your grill fired up and throw on these 3/4 inch thick chops. Bone = flavor! Fido gets a treat then too! Two chops per package. Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.20 pounds)
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4504 22 Boneless Butterfly Pork Chops
$9.87 / lb. All Natural frozen
2 per package. Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.20 lb.s)
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2852 16 Boneless Loin roast
$10.65 / pound All Natural frozen
Delicious marinated with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, pepper, salt, rosemary and sage, then cooked slow til meat reaches about 145 degrees. Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains(NOW including organic flax seed for added Omega benefit!) and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 4.00 and 10.00 pounds)
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7238 7 Boston Pork Butt
$9.61 / pound All Natural frozen
The perfect choice for pulled pork. Taken from the upper shoulder, this cut is well marbled and full of flavor. Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 8.00 and 12.00 pounds)
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7476 6 Canadian Bacon slices
$10.78 / pound All Natural frozen
Testimonial from new customer: Um, that Canadian Bacon is AMAZING!!! It can't thaw fast enough. It almost tastes like "dried beef", if that makes any sense... yummy!!!!! Angela Z.
How about a home made pizza? Or just a special meat for your lunch? Go ahead and try it...it is AMAZING!

Ingredients: cured with water, seasoning (salt, sugar, sodium erythorbate, maple syrup, spices, sodium nitrite), sodium phosphate

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.40 and 0.60 pounds)
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5964 18 Cooked Pork
$10.65 / pound All Natural frozen
Fully cooked and sliced thinly, this seasoned pork is an easy meal choice for those busy days. Just warm and enjoy in a bun, over rice/noodles/potatoes or add with a stir fry of vegetables. It's even delicious all by itself. It gives "Fast Food" a new meaning!(I like to cook the liquid down until the meat is just starting to brown and crisp up, but the liquid also adds the moisture for adding vegetables or making a gravy) Cooking just got a little easier for your busy mid-week meals.Vacuum sealed.

Ingredients: pork, salt, natural spices, garlic, onion powder, paprika, celery salt, bay leaves, parsley


Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.50 pounds)
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4303 13 Cured Bacon
$13.51 / pound All Natural frozen
Sliced 3/16 " thick, these bacon strips are perfect for the summertime quick meal of BLT, or breakfast with eggs... or just whenever! Vacuum sealed.

Ingredients: Salt, sugar, sodium erythorbate, maple syrup, spices, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphate

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.25 pounds)
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7657 1 Cured Bacon *SPECIAL*
$10.39 / pound All Natural frozen
Sliced 3/16 " thick. The specially priced bacon offered are a bit fattier and mostly larger slices -
from a sow belly. Vacuum sealed.

Ingredients: Salt, sugar, sodium erythorbate, maple syrup, spices, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphate

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.25 pounds)
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2638 21 Cured/Smoked Ham Roast - Bone-In
$9.87 / pound All Natural frozen
Ham headquarters! Vacuum sealed. These are fully cooked and ready for a warm up in the oven for your family and guests.

Ingredients: cured with - water, salt, sugar, spices, maple syrup, sodium tripolyphosphates, sodium nitrite, dextrose, sodium erythorbate

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.75 and 5.00 pounds)
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2556 37 Cutlets *SPECIAL*
$5.85 / pound All Natural frozen
A tenderized cut from the hams, that is great as our family favorite - breaded, fried and smothered in a white gravy. A comfort food that reminds me of home! Also great grilled or fried with a seasoning of garlic powder. 2-3 cutlets per package. Vacuum sealed.*These special packages are from a February butchering.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.60 and 1.75 pounds)
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2416 26 Fat for Rendering - "Leaf Lard" Quality
$5.84 / pound All Natural frozen
Already ground for easier cook down for rendering process. This fat is from around the kidneys, which when rendered is known as Leaf Lard. Leaf Lard has little pork flavor which makes it ideal for baking - especially flaky pie crusts! Don't forget you will also get to enjoy scrumptious cracklings. Packaged in tube bags.
Helpful info: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/04/how-to-render-lard.html

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic*.
*Being certified organic with our pigs is in question at this time, as there are a couple setbacks. 1) Our certifier would require us to identify each animal individually (by ear tag, earnotch etc.) We do not feel the stress on the animal to do this is necessary. 2) The individual housing huts we use were built about 25 years ago using some treated lumber. They would not be permitted, although we have researched it and feel that the age of the wood no longer pose a risk. Most of the huts have been repaired over the years using non-treated lumber. All of our feedstuffs have been sent in and approved for certified organic and we follow other organic practices. We have Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.
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4203 23 Fresh Bone-In Ham Roast *SPECIAL*
$5.19 / pound All Natural frozen
Fresh - NOT smoked or cured. For those do-it-yourselfers...brine it at home to make your own nitrate free ham! (Check out this link for a recipe. http://sugarmtnfarm.com/2006/04/16/how-to-brine-a-ham/) Vacuum sealed.*These special packages are from a January butchering.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 3.00 and 5.50 pounds)
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7158 2 Half or Whole pig - sausage spice add on
$15.00 / batch All Natural non-refrigerated
Erstwhile Farm signature blend of spice seasoning for flavored sausages. Organic ingredients are sourced for 85% of spices/ingredients. Order one per 25# batch of sausages. Choice of Italian, Fresh Polish or Pepper Clove. This add on option is only available with a half or whole pig order.
Order number of batches.
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1752 26 Italian Pork Brats
$10.65 / pound All Natural frozen
Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! An intense Italian Flavored sausage that goes great on the grill or cooked, sliced and added to pasta, soups etc. NO MSG. We personally mix up the seasoning for each and every small batch of sausages, using all certified organic seasonings and ingredients, when available. Natural Sheep casings. Vacuum sealed with 4 brats per package.

Ingredients:ground pork, salt, black pepper, fennel seed, paprika, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, water

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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3383 17 Italian Seasoned Bulk Sausage
$9.35 / pound All Natural frozen
Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! An intense Italian Flavored sausage that goes great on the grill or cooked, and added to pasta, soups etc. NO MSG. We personally mix up the seasoning for each and every small batch of sausages, using all certified organic seasonings/ingredients that are available. Packaged in tube bags.

Ingredients:ground pork, salt, black pepper, fennel seed, paprika, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, water

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.25 pounds)
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5424 10 Jowl Bacon
$12.60 / pound All Natural frozen
I call this Protein Candy! Although a much fattier bacon choice...the melt in your mouth flavor makes it hard stop with just a pound! Vacuum sealed. If you have a package size preference, please specify and I will do my best to accommodate. Sliced 3/16 " thick.

Ingredients: Salt, sugar, sodium erythorbate, maple syrup, spices, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphate

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.35 and 1.20 pounds)
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2555 26 Liver *SPECIAL*
$3.89 / pound All Natural frozen
How do we fix this on the farm? - Coat with flour, fry in lard until golden. Remove from pan and fry up a mess of onions - combine together and enjoy! Wrapped in heavy duty butcher paper. This is unsliced, so if you wish to slice to fry, it is best to let it partially thaw and slice while still just a bit frozen.Please specify if you have a preferred package size and I will do my best to accommodate.
Click site to read on nutrition of liver. - http://www.livestrong.com/article/264901-pork-liver-nutrition/

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 4.50 pounds)
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2554 16 PASTURED PORK - HALF HOG COMPLETION
$4.10 / pound minus  $100.00 / item All Natural frozen
Order this product only after you have reserved a half hog AND it has been butchered. We will assess the final weights and apply your initial reservation cost to the total cost. Depending upon the availability of the NFC driver, your hog will be delivered to your pick up location or directly to your home.
Order number of items. You will be billed for exact weight (between 65.00 and 95.00 pounds)
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2576 8 PASTURED PORK - WHOLE HOG COMPLETION
$3.60 / pound minus  $100.00 / item All Natural frozen
Order this product only after you have reserved a whole hog AND it has been butchered. We will assess the final weights and apply your initial reservation cost to the total cost. Depending upon the availability of the NFC driver, your hog will be delivered to your pick up location or directly to your home.
Order number of items. You will be billed for exact weight (between 150.00 and 190.00 pounds)
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3409 27 Pepper Clove Bulk Sausage
$9.35 / pound All Natural frozen
Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! We personally mix up each and every small batch of sausage seasoning. NO MSG. This is a lightly seasoned sausage that we love made into biscuits and gravy! Tube packaging.

Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Organic Sugar, Black Pepper, Allspice, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Ground Cloves

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.25 pounds)
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2841 27 Pepper Clove Pork Brat Sausage
$10.65 / pound All Natural frozen
This is Erstwhile Farm's Signature sausage. Mild but full of flavor. No MSG. We personally mix the seasonings for each and every small batch of sausage. Vacuum sealed. 4 Brats per package.

Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Organic Sugar, Black Pepper, Allspice, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Ground Cloves

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.20 pounds)
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3382 18 Pepper Clove Pork Breakfast Link Sausage
$11.69 / pound All Natural frozen
Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! Mild black peppery flavor with but a very faint hint of clove. NO MSG. We personally mix the seasonings for each and every small batch of sausage. Approximately 8-10 links per package. A small link - perfect next to a breakfast egg! Vacuum sealed.

Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Organic Sugar, Black Pepper, Allspice, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Ground Cloves

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.20 pounds)
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4141 20 Pork Heart &/or Tongue * SPECIAL*
$1.30 / pound All Natural frozen
Wrapped in heavy white butcher paper. Check out this interesting site on these "goodies" often overlooked.
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/organ-meats/#axzz2LBcDJNUW -OR- it would be some awesome dog food, as they are a bit dated packages. Please specify if you have a preference on receiving heart/tongue or a mix.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.65 and 2.50 pounds)
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7595 1 Pork Jowls-Whole *SPECIAL*
$6.49 / pound All Natural frozen
Okay you do it yourselfer foodies...Guanciale, anyone? --you can try your hand at making this fattier, subtler, overall more piggy version of bacon. You just can't get this anywhere...go ahead...try it! Packaged in white butcher paper. Butcher dates: Oct. 19 / Nov. 2
See this site for more info -
http://www.thepauperedchef.com/2008/05/guanciale.html

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 4.50 pounds)
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1755 24 Pork Shoulder Steak
$9.35 / pound All Natural frozen
Two large shoulder steaks per package. Vacuum sealed. Savor the flavor! My husband says these must be the best kept secret cut of the pig, as they are his FAVORITE. Give them a try!

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.30 and 2.20 pounds)
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4015 19 Pork Soup bones
$3.37 / pound All Natural frozen
Bone broth is full of minerals for better health...and a truly rich flavor you just don't get from bullion cubes. It is the old fashioned, gelatinous goodness. Try it! If you have a package size preference, please specify and I will do my best to accommodate. Wrapped in heavy duty butcher paper.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 3.25 pounds)
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7525 2 Shanks (Hocks) whole or Sliced
$5.19 / pound All Natural frozen
A slow cook of this cut provides a rich, flavor that is ideal for soups, stews beans and vegetables - OR - A great addition to sour kraut at our house! The whole shanks are wrapped in heavy duty butcher paper and range from 3-7 lbs. The sliced shanks are vacuum sealed and range from 1.2-3.5 lbs. Please specify your preference between the whole or sliced. If no preference is indicated, I will send a whole shank.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of Packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.20 and 7.00 pounds)
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5121 12 Shoulder Bacon
$11.95 / pound All Natural frozen
A meatier choice - Same cure as my regular belly bacon, but cut from the shoulder of the pig. Vacuum sealed.
Sliced 3/16 " thick.

Ingredients: Salt, sugar, sodium erythorbate, maple syrup, spices, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphate

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.70 and 0.90 pounds)
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2562 27 Shoulder Roast
$9.35 / pound All Natural frozen
A delicious cut from the shoulder with succulent darker meat. Wonderful as a roast with vegetables or as pulled pork. Vacuum sealed.

Please indicate in notes what size you prefer and I will do my best to accommodate.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.25 and 5.50 pounds)
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1748 24 Side Pork
$10.78 / pound All Natural frozen
A natural alternative to bacon. Fried and salted lightly offers a fresh pork flavor - although we don't even salt ours - we enjoy the natural "sweetness" of the fat/meat flavor! Vacuum packed. Sliced 5/16" thick.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.20 pounds)
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7597 1 Slivered Cooked Ham *SPECIAL*
$9.09 / pound All Natural frozen
Fully cooked, sliced thin (deli style) and ready for a quick meal. Vacuum sealed.

Ingredients: salt, sugar, spices, maple syrup, sodium tripolyphosphates, sodium nitrite, dextose, sodium erythorbate.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.25 pounds)
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2641 6 Spare Ribs
$6.23 / pound All Natural frozen
I like to pressure cook the ribs to tenderize. I then have a homemade BBQ sauce recipe (see below) I pour over and bake for about an hour. A finger lickin' good family favorite! Vacuum sealed.

Home made BBQ sauce: 3/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup tomato juice(I use my canned tomatoes), 1/2 cup ketchup, 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 brown, 1/2 white), 2 Tablespoons flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 Tablespoon Worchestershire sauce, 1 medium onion (finely copped).
Combine all and mix well. Brown meat and pour sauce over. Bake at 325 degrees for 1-2 hours or until done. Uncover meat the last half hour if you want crisper meat. Delicious when used on ribs or chicken. Enjoy!

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.24 and 2.56 pounds)
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2559 27 Tenderloin
$13.51 / pound All Natural frozen
A healthy and delicious cut. Marinated and baked in slow oven or even grilled, this is a favorite cut. I always have to make 2 at a time to satisfy the palate! Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.

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5422 10 Whole pork Belly
$9.61 / pound All Natural frozen
For you meat connoisseurs...many delicacies just waiting to be made in your own home. :) Vacuum sealed.

Erstwhile Farm was the first NE farm to have Animal Welfare Approved Certification. Pigs are 100% fed certified organic grains and 100% graze on certified organic acres. The pigs are not certified, but we follow organic practices. The pigs are rotated around the farm in different areas including cover crops, gleaning crop acres, woodland, pasture and weed areas. They always have plenty of room to roam. We do not have any permanent shelters, but use movable shelters that are deeply bedded. That way all their "fertilization" is naturally applied for benefit. No antibiotics.
Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.50 and 5.50 pounds)