Piggies to market
by Pete on August 28th, 2011

Last week we sent off a beautiful group of Gloucester Old Spots for harvest. It's always a sad day on the farm when we say goodbye to our beasts. We enjoy their company and watching as they grow and develop into healthy, curious and happy animals.

Some of the pork from this group of pigs will be used for our tasty nitrite-free bacon and ham steaks as well as plenty of specialty sausages including chorizo, smoked andouille and beer brats. These items won't be ready for several weeks, we'll let folks know when they arrive from the smokehouse! The rest of the pork will be used to fulfill our first round of small sampler packs. So for those who ordered small samplers...we'll be in touch soon with more details on when the samplers will be ready for pickup.

The majority of our pigs will be harvested in October - we plan to either move some of the pigs to an orchard or more likely for this season, bring lots of apples to the pigs. We'll post pics when the apples start to arrive!

As a tribute to this wonderful group of piggies - some photos of them are posted below.

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Melissa Gilbert - September 6th, 2011 at 7:56 PM
Hi Jen, I enjoyed meeting you at Swine School last month and would love to see your farm sometime. What you're doing with the pigs is so interesting. Possibly Meryl and I could replicate some of that at Powisset Farm one of these days! If I could visit sometime, please let me know. (508) 785-2818. Thanks! Melissa
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