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

photo: Flickr user MMChicago

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

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (May-ish), to drama, to... (more)

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by pretty birds, stinky trees and blooming tulips. And of course, it was brought to you by AOA's awesome... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + We gave away tickets to Champagne on the Park by asking: If you... (more)

The 1 Monument Square project is off (again)

The development company behind the latest effort to build on the 1 Monument Square site in downtown Troy announced Friday that it's pulling out of... (more)

Blooming tulips, before and after

It's prime tulip season, so we put together another around of "sliding" before-and-after photos of the tulip beds in Washington Park. The pre-bloom photos are... (more)

Recent Comments

I know why I take the bus more - because it's easier to take now! Busplus from Schenec to Albany gives me a nice relaxing ride and I can do work or read my book, I basically gain an extra hour of my life. Can't wait for the navigator cards to ramp up. Much better than those ten trips.

The 1 Monument Square project is off (again)

...has 3 comments, most recently from Blech

Birding in Washington Park

...has 5 comments, most recently from CG

Blooming tulips, before and after

...has 1 comment, most recently from Julie

Recycled funk: Those stinky trees

...has 4 comments, most recently from Jamie

A big bucket of water for a big fire

...has 1 comment, most recently from Rob