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USDA Inspected!

Letter of Grant of Inspection We did it! Today I received the official email from the USDA granting our inspection status as a USDA meat processing plant, a.k.a. the Butcher Shop at Sugar Mountain Farm.

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Easter Hams in Stores Today!

Ben is just leaving now for the special deliveries of Easter hams to area stores. If you’re looking for something special for your table check out our smoked hams at: Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier (More tomorrow) City Market Downtown … Continue reading

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USDA Walk Through

On this past Thursday morning, March 15th 2018, Dr. C, the regional head of meat inspection from the USDA came to view our on-farm butcher shop here at Sugar Mountain Farm. This was the big inspection we’ve been waiting for. … Continue reading

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Malum Prohibitum – Silly Laws on NPR

Tasty Belly Slabs for Bacon From the News Feed: January 26th 2018 – National Public Radio’s host Krissy Clark on Market Place’s Uncertain Hour Season 2, Episode 7: Law and Odor featured Walter Jeffries of Sugar Mountain Farm as an … Continue reading

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30 Lb Roaster Pig Available

I have a 30 lb oven roaster pig available fresh for $245. Delivery available along our weekly route or pickup at the farm. If you would like the pig can be deboned leaving just the fore-trotters and head in for … Continue reading

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Demo & Porchetta Tasting – Village Market – Waterbury, VT

Today from 11am to 4pm we are doing a demo and tasting of our new porchetta pork rolls at Village Market in Waterbury, VT (map). Come check it out! Outdoors: 24°F/11°F 13″ Snow Tiny Cottage: 57°F/54°F Daily Spark: Did you … Continue reading

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Free Meat Success in Montpelier!

Our Free Meat offering was a great success! At mid-day on the state house lawn in Montpelier, Vermont the Agency of Agriculture had a festival featuring local agriculture. With just a week to weave it all together Ben and I … Continue reading

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Free Meat – VT State House Lawn 10/4/2017

Free Meat on the Vermont State House Lawn! On Wednesday, October 4th we’ll be giving away free meat on the Vermont state house lawn. The Agency of Agriculture is having a fair to show off local food producers and we’ll … Continue reading

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Uncured Bacon, Celery Salt & Labeling

Make Your Own Homemade Bacon! As I discussed back in July I’ve been doing a lot of bacon making this past year. In fact, 64 different test batches of bacon as I adjusted ingredients, aging time, cook times, cutting and … Continue reading

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Getting a Handle on Pigs

All New Pig Handle If you’ve been following my blog for long, or even not so long, you know that I do a lot of work in the genetics of our pigs, maintaining multiple breeding lines, selecting for more teats, … Continue reading

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