Dropstone Farms, with Erik Lindbergh and Laurel Powell of Wardwell Farm, has a limited amount of pork available, which will be ready in the next few days. The pigs have been happily pastured at Wardwell Farm, and fed organic grains, kitchen scraps, cider- and beer-making leftovers, and garden residue.
We are selling by the whole or half only, with custom butchering (and sausage and smoked meats too) done by Heritage Meats.
The cost is $5/lb hanging weight (carcass weight before butchering). We estimate that they will be about 90 pounds per side hanging weight, which would equate to about 65-75 lbs of meat to take home. The $5/lb is paid to us. You will also pay the butcher directly for the butchering, smoking, or sausage-making you choose. This will be 55¢ per lb for butchering (aka cut and wrap) and 75¢/lb for smoking (like bacon and ham). I’m told that some sausage flavors are included with the cut & wrap fee, and some are extra.
For more info on what a side of pork entails, here’s some info about the breakdown of a whole hog. Of course divide everything in half for the totals for a side (a half carcass).
And scroll down on this page to get an idea of the volume of a side all cut and wrapped
If you’re interested, please get in touch via email as soon as possible for further details on getting your order in to the butcher!
And as always, please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 206-855-5493.