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Columbus, NE
Platte County

lstec@megavision.com
402-897-4065 (home)
Product Types: Organically raised pasture pork, eggs & chicken. Certified organic popcorn, sweet corn, green beans, asparagus. Fresh & preserved veggies & fruit

About Us
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.


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.







Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
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.


Additional Information
Our hog herd can be best described as a composite breed. We use a mix of Hampshire, Yorkshire, Spotted Poland-China & Duroc. This is the type of hog that was raised by small farmers in the 50's, sometimes referred to as "Farmers Hybrid". It is not the type of hog that was bred for lower back-fat. Since we farrow to finish throughout all seasons, with all outdoor production, we have saved our own gilts and developed a herd that carries more fat (flavor), and does very well in this outdoor system. Our Animal Welfare Inspector indicated at our 2017 inspection that we have developed our own land race of unique and high quality pork. We are one of very few Nebraska farmers, with 17 years of experience, who raise HIGH WELFARE, TRULY OUTDOOR pigs from birth to butcher weight. Pigs are smart animals and learn to respect an electric fence just inches off the ground. This, for the most part, is what designates their acres of "playground" on our farm. We use deep bedding in their shelter areas, and provide a wallow for cooling off in the summer.

Highlights this Month
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.


















Condiments, Sauces, Spices — Appetizers/ Dips
Condiments, Sauces, Spices — Appetizers/ Dips
Ordering is currently closed #6343 – Prepared/Ground Horseradish
3 more jars available. Order number of jars. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.00 and 8.00 ounces)
Add a punch to your meat, eggs, or your desire with this hot flavor. Grown on our chemical free farm the roots were freshly picked and ground on December 7. Sold in various sized glass jars in 1-8 ounce sizes. Please indicate size preference. Will keep in refrigerator for a month+.
Ingredients: Ground horseradish root, vinegar, salt
All Natural
REF
$1.29 / ounce
Dairy and Eggs — Eggs
Dairy and Eggs — Eggs
Ordering is currently closed #7117 – Brown Eggs - Dozen - Large
5 more dozen available. Order number of dozen.
Our chickens are in coops that are moved around to fresh areas on certified organic acres. They feast on bugs, worms and fresh greens.They are supplemented with certified organic grains, NOW INCLUDING FLAX SEED. We strive to keep the nests clean and eggs are gathered a few times a day, so eggs are only washed if soiled - to preserve the natural bloom protective layer on the eggs. Eggs will be no more than 5 days old when loaded on the truck on Tues.
All Natural
REF
$5.20 / dozen
Gift Baskets/Boxes — Gift Boxes
Gift Baskets/Boxes — Gift Boxes
Ordering is currently closed #7402 – Gift Basket option - for any canned item from Erstwhile Farm
10 more baskets available. Order number of baskets.
This is an add on option for those wishing to give a canned gift. Your canned gift purchase will be placed in a gift basket ready for gift giving. Please specify which canned item you wish to have placed in a gift basket.
Production not specified
REF
$10.40 / basket
Grains, Flours and Pastas — Popcorn
Grains, Flours and Pastas — Popcorn
Ordering is currently closed #7017 – Popcorn - certified Organic
20 more bags available. Order number of bags.
2 lbs. of certified organic popcorn kernels. Pops into petite butterfly popped corn.
Certified Organic
NON
$6.18 / bag
Herbs — Fresh Herbs
Herbs — Fresh Herbs
Ordering is currently closed #7605 – Garlic Scapes
1 more bag available. Order number of bags.
These are the top flower stalk growth off garlic and add a delicious garlic-ness to your favorite dishes! You can chop them into salads or use them as a topping, like scallions. Saute lightly and used over pasta, with eggs, or make a garlic pesto! Use what you want for fresh and chop the rest and freezer for later! Grown in our chemical free garden
10+ scapes per bag.
All Natural
REF
$3.90 / bag
Meats & Poultry — Pork
Meats & Poultry — Pork
Ordering is currently closed #7200 – Fresh Polish Sausage
6 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.90 and 1.25 pounds)
Erstwhile Farm's signature recipe! Mildly seasoned...this is NOT your typical "spicy" Polish Sausage. NO MSG. We personally mix the spices up for each and every small batch. 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.65 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7584 – Fresh Polish Sausage *SPECIAL*
6 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.90 and 1.25 pounds)
Erstwhile Farm's signature recipe! Mildly seasoned...this is NOT your typical "spicy" Polish Sausage. NO MSG. We personally mix the spices up for each and every small batch. 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$7.79 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1632 – PASTURED PORK (WHOLE OR HALF) RESERVATION
Order number of Reservations.
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 2017 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, and are currently the only 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. 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.
All Natural
NON
$100.00 / Reservation
Ordering is currently closed #1751 – Apple Pork Brats
4 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$11.43 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7585 – Apple Pork Brats *SPECIAL*
4 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #3214 – Apple Pork Breakfast Links
34 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$12.21 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2560 – Baby Back Ribs
11 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.85 pounds)
With summer grilling right around the corner, 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. 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$12.99 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2565 – Back Fat for Rendering
19 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 2.50 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$2.85 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #6718 – Bacon Ends
6 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.35 and 1.25 pounds)
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.

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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.35 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4504 – Boneless Butterfly Pork Chops
10 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.20 lb.s)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.87 / lb.
Ordering is currently closed #2852 – Boneless Loin roast
1 more package available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 4.00 and 10.00 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.65 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7586 – Boneless Loin roast *SPECIAL*
1 more package available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 6.50 and 10.00 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7476 – Canadian Bacon slices
7 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.40 and 0.60 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.78 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5964 – Cooked Pork *SPECIAL*
12 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.50 pounds)
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.

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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4303 – Cured Bacon
7 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.25 pounds)
Sliced 3/16 " thick. 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$13.51 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7589 – Cured Bacon *SPECIAL*
7 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.25 pounds)
Sliced 3/16 " thick. 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$11.69 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2638 – Cured/Smoked Ham Roast - Bone-In
10 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 4.50 and 8.00 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.87 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7590 – Cured/Smoked Ham Roast - Bone-In *SPECIAL*
10 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 4.50 and 8.00 pounds)
Ham headquarters! Vacuum sealed. These are fully cooked and ready for a warm up in the oven for your family and guests. This package cure date was Nov. 10

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.
All Natural
FROZ
$7.79 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2556 – Cutlets
36 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.60 and 1.75 pounds)
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.

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.
All Natural
FROZ
$8.96 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7591 – Cutlets *SPECIAL*
36 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.60 and 1.75 pounds)
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.

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.
All Natural
FROZ
$6.88 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2416 – Fat for Rendering - "Leaf Lard" Quality
8 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 2.50 pounds)
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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$5.84 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7521 – Ground Pork - 1 lb. pkgs. *SPECIAL*
80 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.20 pounds)
Great meat for all types of cooking...grilling, casseroles, meatloaf, BBQ Porkburger (see recipe below), chili,burgers, home seasoned sausages, etc. Packaged in plastic tube bags.
Note: If you are interested in an additional savings on bulk ground pork see item # 7432.

BBQ Porkburger Recipe(Sloppy joes)
1 lb. ground pork, 1 large chopped onion, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 2 Tablespoons mustard, 1 Tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup ketchup.
Brown meat until crumbly. Add rest of ingredients, mix and cover. Simmer 30 minutes. Enjoy on a bun!

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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$5.19 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7432 – Ground pork Special
6 more bundles available. Order number of bundles.
25 lb. bundle of 1 lb. packages of ground pork. Ground pork is great for all types of meals from casseroles to soups to just a plain ole' pork burger (Grab a jar of relish too -I love to put our cucumber/carrot relish on my pork burgers!)

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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$123.18 / bundle
Ordering is currently closed #7158 – Half or Whole pig - sausage spice add on
Order number of batches.
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.
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$15.00 / batch
Ordering is currently closed #1752 – Italian Pork Brats
13 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
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$10.65 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #3383 – Italian Seasoned Bulk Sausage
20 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
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$9.35 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5424 – Jowl Bacon
25 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.35 and 1.20 pounds)
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.
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$12.60 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2555 – Liver *SPECIAL*
4 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 4.50 pounds)
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.
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$3.89 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7524 – Loinettes
9 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.25 pounds)
Named by Lanette the Farmer... these tenderized loin chops have a light texture that are perfect for a tender schnitzel! 2-3 per package. 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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$10.91 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2554 – PASTURED PORK - HALF HOG COMPLETION
Order number of items. You will be billed for exact weight (between 65.00 and 95.00 pounds)
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.
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FROZ
$4.10 / pound
minus  $100.00 / item
Ordering is currently closed #2576 – PASTURED PORK - WHOLE HOG COMPLETION
Order number of items. You will be billed for exact weight (between 150.00 and 190.00 pounds)
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.
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FROZ
$3.60 / pound
minus  $100.00 / item
Ordering is currently closed #3409 – Pepper Clove Bulk Sausage
40 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
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$9.35 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7522 – Pepper Clove Patties
12 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.30 and 1.80 pounds)
Erstwhile Farm's own signature recipe! We personally mix up each and every small batch of sausage seasoning. NO MSG. These smaller pre-made 2 oz. patties are perfect for your morning breakfast.8-10 patties per package - each approx. 2 oz. Wrapped in butcher paper.

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.
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$10.39 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2841 – Pepper Clove Pork Brat Sausage
21 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.20 pounds)
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.
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$10.65 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7594 – Pepper Clove Pork Brat Sausage *SPECIAL*
21 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.45 pounds)
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.
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$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #3382 – Pepper Clove Pork Breakfast Link Sausage
24 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.80 and 1.20 pounds)
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.
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$11.69 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4141 – Pork Heart &/or Tongue * SPECIAL*
30 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.65 and 2.50 pounds)
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.
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$1.30 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4383 – Pork Jowls-Whole
20 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 4.50 pounds)
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.
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.


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$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7595 – Pork Jowls-Whole *SPECIAL*
20 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 4.50 pounds)
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.


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$6.49 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1755 – Pork Shoulder Steak
7 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.30 and 2.20 pounds)
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.
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$9.35 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4015 – Pork Soup bones
18 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.50 and 3.25 pounds)
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.
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FROZ
$3.37 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7598 – Porterhouse Pork Chops
1 more pound available. Order number of pounds. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.30 and 1.70 pounds)
Thick 1.5 inch cut bone in chops. Get that grill fired up and enjoy!
2 chops per package. Vacuum sealed.
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FROZ
$9.87 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7526 – Rendered Lard (Back Fat)
5 more jars available. Order number of jars. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.25 and 2.00 pounds)
Frozen in various sized jars, this is ready for your baking and general cooking needs... or it makes an awesome oil for popping corn! (Grab some of our certified organic popcorn too! Product # ) This back fat was rendered in my licensed kitchen.

Please specify a size preference and I will get as close to your request as I can.
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FROZ
$7.79 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5004 – Rendered Leaf Lard
4 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.45 and 1.80 pounds)
Leaf lard frozen in various sized jars, this is ready for your delicate pastry baking, general cooking, or it makes an awesome oil for popping corn! Rendered in my licensed summer kitchen.
Note: Leaf lard is rendered from fat around the pig's kidneys. It is a more "pure" lard and as the highest grade of lard, it is deemed a quality choice for making pies and pastries...but we use it for everything else too!
Please specify a size preference and I will get as close to your request as I can.
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FROZ
$15.59 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7525 – Shanks (Hocks) whole or Sliced
8 more Packages available. Order number of Packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.20 and 7.00 pounds)
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.
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FROZ
$6.49 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5121 – Shoulder Bacon
19 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.20 pounds)
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.
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FROZ
$11.95 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1748 – Side Pork
14 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.20 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.78 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7596 – Side Pork *SPECIAL*
14 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.20 pounds)
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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #6948 – Slivered Cooked Ham
48 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
All Natural
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$10.65 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7597 – Slivered Cooked Ham *SPECIAL*
48 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.25 pounds)
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.
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$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2641 – Spare Ribs
14 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.24 and 2.56 pounds)
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.
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$6.23 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2559 – Tenderloin
10 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.65 and 1.25 pounds)
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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$13.51 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5422 – Whole pork Belly
3 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.50 and 5.50 pounds)
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.
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$9.61 / pound
Meats & Poultry — Pork-Halves
Ordering is currently closed #7105 – Half or Whole pig reservation
Order number of Reservations.
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 2017 BUTCHERING- Our pigs are raised in the outdoors on dirt and/or pasture with no antibiotics. They graze on greens as season allows. We implemented a rotational grazing system for optimum health of both animal and environment. Supplemental feed is certified organic grains ground here on our farm. We use a natural wormer. 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.

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. 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!

Remember: Orders over a $600 value will receive a 10% coop discount.
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$100.00 / Reservation
Prepared Foods (Refrigerated/Frozen) — Desserts
Prepared Foods (Refrigerated/Frozen) — Desserts
Ordering is currently closed #7543 – Rhubarb Custard Pudding
15 more cups available. Order number of cups.
Great Grandma's recipe provides the starting point for this (lower in sugar) delightful blend of tart/sweet rhubarb pudding. The perfect touch to end a meal or just as a special treat during the day. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Ingredients: RHUBARB, EGGS and LARD are from Erstwhile Farm, certified organic SUGAR is from Grain Place Foods, MILK (certified organic), CORNSTARCH.
80% Organic
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$3.12 / cup
Prepared Foods (Refrigerated/Frozen) — Side Dishes, Sauces and Salsa
Ordering is currently closed #7401 – Hot Dill Green Beans- pickled
-1 more jars available.
Whole green beans offer a crisp bite with a touch of heat from chili peppers. Packed tightly (there is a lot of beans in there!)in a quart jar. Green beans, dill, garlic and chili pepper grown on our chemical free farm. Processed in our inspected on farm kitchen. Net Wt. approx. 24 oz. Buy for yourself or it would be a unique gift for that hard to buy for person on your Christmas list. *Add item # to have this packaged in a gift basket.* When you've enjoyed all the beans, boil an egg and drop it in. In 3 days enjoy a pickled egg! Not shelf stable, keep refrigerated.

Ingredients: Green beans, water, vinegar, salt, dill, garlic, dried chili pepper
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$19.50 / jar
Vegetables — Frozen Vegetables
Vegetables — Frozen Vegetables
Ordering is currently closed #7399 – Frozen Green Pepper
2 more packages available. Order number of packages.
Striped or diced (please specify if you have a preference) of Green Pepper packaged in 2 cup packages. Grown on our chemical free farm and packaged in our inspected kitchen. Great convenience for adding into casseroles, chili, or burritos.
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$6.50 / package
Ordering is currently closed #6009 – Frozen Green Pepper - 4 cups
2 more packages available. Order number of packages.
Strips of Green Pepper packaged in 4 cup packages. Grown on our chemical free farm and packaged in our inspected kitchen.Conveniently sliced into strips and ready to saute with onions for burritos, add to chili or a casserole.
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$11.70 / package