Pastured Pork Info

Pastured Pork

At Turkey River Farm, we raise a small number of heritage breed pigs and sell the pork directly to customers. We feed a non-GMO feed and we always provide pigs access to fresh pasture. Pigs are omnivores and enjoy foraging for grassroots, earthworms, windfall apples, and tree nuts on our farm. Throughout the season we supplement their feed and pasture with tons of vegetables. We make sure our pigs have shade, shelter, and fresh water and we only treat them if they are sick. We strive to create a comfortable and low-stress environment for our animals because we believe it leads to happy pigs and delicious pork for our customers! 

We offer three options for buying a larger quantity of pork from us at Turkey River Farm, so our customers can choose the option that makes the most sense for their family and their budget. The table below explains what to expect from a whole hog, half hog, and Sampler Pack

Hanging weight (HW)

Delivered weight*

Price per HW pound 

Slaughter fee

Processing fees per pound**

What could I get? 

There are so many options for processing! This is just a sample of possible cuts.

Whole

150-190 pounds

112-170 pounds

$3.75

$52

From $0.77

  • Roasts (25-30lbs)
  • Ham (25-30lbs)
  • Pork chops (15-20lbs)
  • Sausage and ground pork (15-20lbs) 
  • Bacon (15-20lbs) 
  • Ribs (5-10lbs)
  • Hocks, and plenty of bones, lard, and offal. 

Some families of four report a whole hog can last them a year of delicious meals.

Half

60-90 pounds

50-80 pounds

$4

$26

From $0.83

  • Roasts (10-15lbs)
  • Ham (10-15lbs)
  • Pork Chops (5-10lbs)
  • Sausage and ground pork (5-10lbs)
  • Bacon (5-10lbs)
  • Ribs (3-6lbs)
  • Hocks, and plenty of bones, lard, and offal.

A half hog is perfect for a couple or family who cooks frequently and is interested in experimenting with soup stocks and new cuts of meat.

Sampler Pack - $350*** 

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35 pounds

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  • Smoked ham (8-9lbs)
  • Bone-in pork chops or loin roast (8-9lbs)
  • Shoulder roast (6-7lbs)
  • Smoked bacon (4-5 lbs)
  • Ground pork and sausage (4-5lbs)

Our Sampler Pack is an excellent choice for those buying direct from a farmer for the first time! 


Producer fees are set for 2021. Processing fees are subject to change without notice. Check elmalocker.com and edgewoodlocker.com for current prices. 

*The delivered weight for whole and half hogs is very dependent on how much of the animal you and your family would like to use! You may choose to receive lard, soup bones, and offal (heart, liver, etc.) from your hog, which increases the delivered weight you receive. 

**Our meat lockers offer many options for smoking and curing cuts of meat for whole and half hog customers. You may choose from a variety of options for products like bratwurst, sausage flavors, smoking for hams and bacon, etc. The processing fees for these smoked and cured products vary from $1.20-$3.70 per pound, depending on your selection.

***Our sampler pack is full service, which means processing and delivery fees are included. All you need to do is order a sampler pack and your pork will be delivered to your door!

 

Reserve your pastured pork today!