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Hog Shares

Pasture raised hog shares from Blackberry Meadows

Penn's Corner is pleased to offer hog shares by the half from Blackberry Meadows!  The hogs are raised in open air on the farm from birth and are not confined to an indoor space. They root for insects and roots, while eating much of the foliage from the above ground plants and bark.  They are also fed culled organic vegetables from the farm, and supplemented with a non-GMO verified feed.   

The breed is mixed for growth vigor, meat quality and mothering temperament.  The breed is primarily Duroc and Yorkshire (75%) mixed with the hardy constitutions, excellent foraging abilities and very docile temperaments of Large Black and Hereford (25%

 

Now accepting orders for the current round!

If you are interested in reserving a share please email farmstand@pennscorner.com 

The deadline to reserve your share is January 26, 2018. 

A $200 deposit is require to reserve your share, and can be paid by check.  Please mail check to: Penn's Corner Farm Alliance, 150 54th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Pricing:

The price will be about $5.73/lb for the hanging weight of the hog.  The total cost can vary depending on the type of cuts you request. Most of the halves have a hanging weight between 95 and 130 pounds, so you could expect to pay around $644 total (the average price for a 112 lb side). Please note that the hanging weight is not the final weight after cutting. You can expect to receive about 75% of the hanging weight. If you have a preference for the size of your hog, please let us know. A $200 deposit will be required upon placing your order, and the rest can be paid in full upon pickup. We take card or check.

Cuts:

The side can be cut to your liking, but a standard side includes:

  • one ham (about 15-20 lbs but can be cut in half or quartered upon request, cured and smoked)
  • 8-10 lbs of bacon (cured and smoked in 1 lb packages)
  • two loin roasts (about 3-4 lbs each) and chops
  • 1 shoulder (split into two roasts and steaks)
  • spare ribs (split into 4 sections)
  • 5-10 lbs of sausage or ground pork (in 1 lb packages)
    • Sausage is available in bulk 1# packages, or customers can request cased rope sausage or breakfast sausage in a variety of seasonings. Seasonings available are: Salt and Pepper, Maple, Sweet Italian, and Hot Italian. Please note there is an additional charge for seasonings.

The pork fat is available upon request, as well as the tongue, liver, bones and heart.

The ham and bacon can be uncured upon request.

All cuts will be vacuum sealed or wrapped and frozen after butchering

Pickup:

Your side will be available for pickup at the Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance warehouse in Upper Lawrenceville at 150 54th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

Please contact farmstand@pennscorner.com if you are interested or would like more information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Click Here to read some helpful FAQs about your hog share.

Here is a helpful article about pork cuts, including what part of the pig they come from, and how to cook them! 

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