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Official Letter From USDA

Envelope from Official USDA Plant Assignment Letter Today I received the official letter from the USDA verifying for federal inspection at our on-farm butcher shop assigning us our Establishment Number and Frontline Supervisor. Sponsoring Advertisements:

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Call from the USDA

Monday afternoon I got a call and an email from the USDA verifying various items on our application for federal inspection at our on-farm butcher shop. A little while later the agent called back to inform me that we had … Continue reading

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USDA Inspection Application Submitted

USDA Application for Federal Grant† of Inspection Web Page A few minutes ago I submitted the application for USDA inspection for our on-farm butcher shop. This is a milestone moment nine years in the making. In the spring of 2008 … Continue reading

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North East KS Backers, Tours, Energy & Surveys

This June and July we’ve been fulfilling Kickstarter backer packages for people who live outside Vermont but are able to meet us either along our delivery route in Vermont or here at the farm. We contacted people in NH, ME, … Continue reading

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Vermont Kickstarters Delivered

Butcher Shop in Snow Fear not! The snows have indeed melted and the butcher shop has emerged from the glacier of Winterfell. Although, just a few days ago we had another snow fall – Winter Is Coming… But for now … Continue reading

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Butcher Shop Status Update for 2017 Winter

Water Line Road under last of winter’s snow… Click for Big Picture This year we have been getting settled with our Vermont State Inspection license and are almost done filling the Vermont Kickstarter rewards and CSA Pre-Buys. A big thank … Continue reading

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Carcass Yield

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Deboning with my third hand… Kinsley asked on What is a Half Pig Share: If a pigs live weight is 800 lb is there a way to estimate the hanging weight? Yes. Based on a lot thousands of pigs over … Continue reading

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On the Rag

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Towel to the Rescue Each week we sort meat to orders. As I sort I weigh up the packages for invoicing customers. The packages of meat are extra cold, super chilled to about 27°F to 30°F. Meat doesn’t freeze until … Continue reading

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Vermont Kickstarter Backers All Contacted

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This year and part of last year since we opened the butcher shop at Sugar Mountain Farm I’ve been filling the CSA Pre-Buys and Kickstarter pre-orders that help with funding the construction of the butcher shop. I have now finished … Continue reading

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Things to do with Fresh Pork Belly

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First Blackberry of the Season Now that we have our Vermont State Inspection at the butcher shop we’ve been delivering in-state CSA Pre-Buys and Kickstarter packages for almost a year. One person recently asked for ideas of what to do … Continue reading

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