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Columbus, NE
Platte County

lstec@megavision.com
402-897-4065 (home)
Product Types: pasture pork, eggs from pasture chickens, organic grains, chemical free vegetables & fruits

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
We are still deciding on going through the process of applying for certified organic inspection for our animals. Our current housing is small huts that we rotate around our farm, and although they are 25+ years old, some of them were originally made with treated lumber, and that would not be approved. All of our feedstuffs have been sent in and approved.
We strive to rotate our livestock to various grazing areas on our farm. This includes gleaning crop ground, grazing sowed rye, pasture ground, as well as just plain weedy areas.

We mix our own blend of spices for each and every batch of Erstwhile Farm Signature Sausages. Each recipe has been sent in for approval to the USDA. Natural sheep casings are used for the link sausages.





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. Our livestock is best described now as antibiotic free, natural. All livestock lives their entire lives outdoors, with shelter and bedding available at will. The grains our livestock gets fed is certified organic. We are Animal Welfare Certified with our pigs, and the USDA inspected butcher we partner with is also Animal Welfare Certified. 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 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 from time to time. The rotation is beneficial to help with parasite 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.

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. We are one of very few Nebraska farmers who raise 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. We will be welcoming new piglest in a a few weeks or so. Halves and Wholes are generally always available. This whole/half purchase option gives customers the best value by far.

CHICKENS/EGGS - We have some (new to us) older laying hens that joined our farm last month. They are doing great and laying great tasting eggs for your enjoyment. They are still scratching and gleaning the certified organic cover crop acres.

PORK - A wide variety of cuts available. Sausage gift basket.

POPCORN - certified organic

GIFT BASKETs - a few different options for that hard to buy for person on your list.

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


















Dairy and Eggs — Eggs
Dairy and Eggs — Eggs
Ordering is currently closed #7117 – Brown pullet eggs - Dozen - Med
2 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. 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
Grains, Flours and Pastas — Popcorn
Grains, Flours and Pastas — Popcorn
Ordering is currently closed #7017 – Popcorn - certified Organic
11 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 #5647 – Fresh Dill
Order number of bags.
Large bag, at least 8 large heads with stems.
All Natural
REF
$3.90 / bag
Meats & Poultry — Pork
Meats & Poultry — Pork
Ordering is currently closed #7199 – Bacon - choice *Special*
11 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.20 lb.s)
Regular belly bacon from a February butchering or sow (Momma pig) belly bacon from a June butchering. The sow bacon is the same as regular bacon but strips are bigger and size and may be just a bit fattier. Perfect for summertime BLT's! Vacuum sealed. Please specify your choice of types of bacon.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.09 / lb.
Ordering is currently closed #7200 – Fresh Polish Sausage
11 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.90 and 1.25 pounds)
SPECIAL PRICING* 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 batch. Vacuum sealed. 4 brats per package.

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


*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.


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 OCTOBER 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 #2565 – ***Back Fat for Rendering
27 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. Packaged in tube bags.
(See link at Leaf Lard product listing for helpful hints for rendering) Great for cooking and baking....and really great for making popcorn! The cracklings are an awesome bonus to the rendering process!

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic*.
*Being certified organic with out 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$1.30 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2416 – ***Fat for Rendering - "Leaf Lard" Quality
17 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$3.89 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2555 – ***Liver
9 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.00 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.
Click site to read on nutrition of liver. - http://www.livestrong.com/article/264901-pork-liver-nutrition/

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$2.59 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5967 – ***Smoked hocks SPECIAL
15 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.50 and 3.50 pounds)
Cured and smoked these hocks offer tremendous flavor to your ham and bean soups!
Packaged in white freezer paper. Butchered and packaged in Dec.
Ingredients: cured with - water, salt, sugar, ham spice, spices, sodium nitrite, sodium erythorbate
All Natural
FROZ
$5.19 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1751 – Apple Pork Brats
9 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 batch of sausage. 100% organic apples & sugar used. Other spices are sourced organically when available. Vacuum sealed. 4 Brats per package

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

*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 for approval for certified organic and we follow other organic practices. We have Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.

All Natural
FROZ
$10.99 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #3214 – Apple Pork Breakfast Links
10 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 batch of sausage. Vacuum sealed. Approximately 8-10 links per package.

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

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$12.29 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2560 – Baby Back Ribs
4 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 and 1.85 pounds)
Packaged as a rack of ribs. Vacuum sealed.

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$12.99 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7237 – Bone In Pork Chops
30 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.75 and 1.20 pounds)
3/4 inch thick chops. Bone = flavor! Fido gets a treat then too! Two chops per package. Double Vacuum sealed (so the bones do not puncture the seal).

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic*.
*Being certified organic with out 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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.39 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4504 – Boneless Butterfly Pork Chops
5 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.

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.65 / lb.
Ordering is currently closed #7238 – Boston Pork Butt
3 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 8.00 and 12.00 pounds)
A cut above the rest. Literally - as it is the shoulder and flavorfully - yum! Perfect choice for pulled pork. Packaged in white butcher paper.

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic. all of our feedstuffs have been approved. the exception is the use of pesticide free, non-GMO alfalfa.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.65 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #6776 – Cured Ham steaks *SPECIAL*
13 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.00 and 1.50 pounds)
1 large steaks per package. Vacuum sealed. Fully cooked, this is an easy and quick meal choice to warm up... that is just a little bit above the average.

Cured with: salt, sugar, spices, maple syrup, sodium tripolyphosphates, sodium nitrate, dextrose,sodium erythorbate

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic*.
*Being certified organic 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 for approval for certified organic and we follow other organic practices. We have Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.
All Natural
FROZ
$7.79 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2638 – Cured/Smoked Ham Roast* SPECIAL
2 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.85 and 7.00 pounds)
An easy oven/crock pot meal for family or guests. Wrapped in heaviest duty white butcher paper (Nov butcher date). I like to cook these up and slice and freeze in meal sized portions. It makes for a quick meal on a busy summer day.

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

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$3.89 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2556 – Cutlets *SPECIAL*
9 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. From a Feb. butchering.

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$7.27 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4203 – Fresh Bone-In Ham Roast *SPECIAL
2 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 3.00 and 5.50 pounds)
Fresh - NOT smoked or cured. For those do-it-yourselfers...brine it at home to make your own nitrate free ham! (Let me know if you'd like the recipe and instructions) Packaged in white butcher paper(Nov. butcher date).

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$5.19 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1749 – Ground Pork
24 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, chili,burgers, home seasoned sausages, etc. Packaged in plastic tube bags.

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic*.
*Being certified organic 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 for approval for certified organic and we follow other organic practices. We have Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.
All Natural
FROZ
$7.79 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7015 – Ground Pork - 2 lb. chub
5 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.75 and 2.25 pounds)
Ground pork - family size. Packaged in a plastic tube bag.
All Natural
FROZ
$6.79 / pound
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.
All Natural
NON
$15.00 / batch
Ordering is currently closed #4141 – Heart/Tongue Package * SPECIAL*
36 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 1.00 and 2.50 pounds)
One Heart and one Tongue. Each 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!

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic. all of our feedstuffs have been approved. the exception is the use of pesticide free, non-GMO alfalfa.
All Natural
FROZ
$1.30 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1752 – Italian Pork Brats
29 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 batch of sausages, using all certified organic seasonings and ingredients, when available. Vacuum sealed with 4 brats per package.

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

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$10.39 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #3383 – Italian Seasoned Bulk Sausage
25 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 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

*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.
All Natural
FROZ
$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5424 – Jowl Bacon
2 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.50 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

*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.
All Natural
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$12.99 / 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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$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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$3.60 / pound
minus  $100.00 / item
Ordering is currently closed #3409 – Pepper Clove Bulk Sausage *SPECIAL*
11 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! A lightly seasoned sausage that we love made into biscuits and gravy! Tube packaging.From a Feb. butchering.

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

*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 approve for certified organic and we follow other organic practices. We have Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.
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$7.79 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #3382 – Pepper Clove Pork Breakfast Link Sausage
12 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 batch of sausage. Approximately 8-10 links per package. A small link - perfect next to a breakfast egg! Vacuum sealed.

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

*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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$11.69 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #4015 – Pork Soup bones
10 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.

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic*.
*Being certified organic 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 for approval for certified organic and we follow other organic practices. We have Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.

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$3.24 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #5004 – Rendered Leaf Lard
5 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 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 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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$15.60 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2639 – Shanks (Hocks) whole *SPECIAL*
1 more Package available. Order number of Packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.50 and 5.50 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! These are whole shanks..Wrapped in heavy duty butcher paper. Dated Dec. 2015 & April 2016

*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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$3.89 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2562 – Shoulder Roast
10 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.70 and 4.90 pounds)
A delicious cut from the shoulder with succulent darker meat. Wonderful as a roast with vegetables or as pulled pork. (1) smaller pkg. wrapped in heavy duty white butcher paper- all others are vacuum sealed.

Please indicate in notes what size you prefer.

*We are moving in the direction to become certified organic. all of our feedstuffs have been approved. the exception is the use of pesticide free, non-GMO alfalfa.
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$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #1748 – Side Pork
17 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.

*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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$10.39 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #7016 – Sow Bacon - New inventory
15 more packages available. Order number of packages. You will be billed for exact weight (between 0.85 and 1.15 pounds)
Larger Bacon strips from a sow (momma pig).This pig made beautiful bacon!More meatier than the last fatty sow. Try it!

Ingredients: Salt, sugar, sodium erythorbate, maple syrup, spices, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphate
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$9.09 / pound
Ordering is currently closed #2559 – Tenderloin
3 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- and not enough to ever satisfy demand. Vacuum sealed.
*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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$12.99 / 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 JUNE 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
Vegetables — Beans (Green, Wax, etc.)
Vegetables — Beans (Green, Wax, etc.)
Ordering is currently closed #4434 – Fresh Green Beans
7 more pounds available. Order number of pounds.
Blue Lake Variety. Grown with organic practices. May have to out these depending on the growth this week.
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$5.19 / pound
Vegetables — Peppers (Sweet, Bell)
Ordering is currently closed #7277 – Fresh Green Pepper
9 more peppers available. Order number of peppers.
1 Larger or 2 smaller green pepper. Grown using organic practices. If you have a preference on size, please specify.
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$0.98 / pepper