Where to get a side of pork?

side of porkLooking beyond turkey, JB emails:

Where can I get a reasonably priced side of pork? I want to butcher one, and would prefer that it lived a humane and natural life. Also, it should be within 60 miles of Troy, because local food is better food.

The first placed that popped into our mind was Flying Pigs Farm in Washington County. By all accounts, they raise excellent heritage breed pigs under good conditions. But: they might not qualify as "reasonably priced."

So, anyone have a suggestion for JB? Please share!

Earlier on AOA:
+ A good local butcher?
+ Grass fed beef shares
+ Buying the whole cow

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Comments

hey there

you can try reliable brothers in Green Island @ 518-273-6732

or Greenville packing @ 966-5216

also, a hog farmer at a farm market should be able to help

i'm not big on pork and i've only had beef from these guys, but it was good and the farmer is a cool dude

http://www.sweettreefarmny.com/

You can definitely get an amazing sustainably raised side of pork from DJ at Farmer Jon's Produce! Not sure if he'd want me publishing his phone number, but I'll let him know to comment here!

Tin Horn Farm in Selkirk (8 miles South of Albany ) specializes in pasture raised heritage breed pork. Mostly half and whole animals.They can be reached at 518-258-3473.

I thought that Jus-Lin Farms had limited amounts of pork, but they may no longer be raising pork. Ask.

http://www.localharvest.org/jus-lin-farms-M25267

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