pastured, organic-fed pork
We raise largely Tamworth/Old Spot crosses (some are more mutt than that!). All of them are born right here on the farm. They spend as much of the year outdoors as we can manage, housed in their movable “pig palace” which is rotated through our lush pastures. We utilize their natural rooting tendencies to control weeds and break up sod prior to planting a field to crops. They are fed a certified organic ration. They also receive a generous share of our "reject" vegetables, efficiently recycling our produce into pork!
Our pork is available in a variety of ways:
1. visit us at the farm or at the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market to choose from our selection of ready-to-buy cuts (sausage! bacon! chops! more!).
2. Bring home a Pork Box - get 10 lbs of meat for $10/lb, which is a discount from our market prices.
3. Bring home a quarter, half, or whole hog in either the spring or fall. Customers are charged a flat per-pound price ($8.50/lb for Fall 2018) and receive the full variety of cuts, from ham and bacon through chops and sausage. You get approximately 35 lbs of meat from a quarter hog. If you were to buy one-quarter of a hog, you would take home something similar to this list:
5 lbs bacon, 1 ham roast, 1 butt roast, 1 loin roast, spare ribs, 2 ham steaks, 4 packs of pork chops, one smoked hock, and 6 lbs of sausage.
Pork is available by the piece at the farm as well as every Saturday at the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market.
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Pork Order Form: spring 2019.
Pork is $8.50 per pound for Spring 2019, all processing included. You get approximately 35 pounds of meat from a quarter hog.
Please send a deposit of $50 per quarter to Laughing Earth, 3842 NY 2, Cropseyville, NY 12052 - mail, drop it off, or visit us at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market to drop it off. Checks payable to Laughing Earth. Please note that your place will not be held until the deposit is received.
Thank you for supporting your local farm!
The pork you receive is frozen and vacuum-sealed in small packages, as you would buy it at a store.
We raise pigs to market size twice a year, with one group available in late spring, and one group available in late fall. You may pre-order pork at any time, and you will be signed up for the next available date.