Tag Archives: Meat

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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Classic Cut Size & Age

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First Frost on Tomatoes Kesley asked on the Farm Page: I was wondering if the age of a pig will affect how good the meat tastes? I am also wondering if it makes a difference whether the pig has had … Continue reading

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Columbus Weekend Roaster Pig

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Sugar Mountain Farm Pig Roast We have a roaster pig in the cooler that is available for immediate events this holiday week. Roasters can vary from the intimate ~10 pounders for a few friends to larger spit roasters up to … Continue reading

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Breakfast Sausage

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Breakfast Sage and Maple Breakfast Sausage With land one is secure with the basic necessities of life. An advantage of small diversified farming is we produce food, shelter, water and energy – both solar gain and our firewood. Food is … Continue reading

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Deboning A Pig

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Deboning a Pig Usually one quarters the pig and then makes up the cuts from there. But my cut sheet called for boneless shoulder, boneless chops and boneless sirloin so I did it a little bit differently last week on … Continue reading

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Porchetta Packaged

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Ben with Porchetta Now that our butcher shop is up and running we have been filling the CSA Pre-Buy and Kickstarter orders which helped in part to buy the concrete and other materials to build our facility. One of the … Continue reading

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Skin & Bones – Eating the Rest of the Pig

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Skin & Bones – The Rest of the Pig There is more to the pig than just the classic cuts of pork chops, hams, bacon and ribs. There are also good eating in the oddments such as skin which can … Continue reading

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Calendar Give Away with Whole Pig Order

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We just got in our 2016 Sugar Mountain Farm calendars! I make these each year with photos from our farm and distribute them to stores, restaurants and individual customers. Twelve months of photos in wall calendar format (~8.5″x11″) gives you … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Pigs 2015

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The Christmas Present Pigs special has ended but you can still order whole pigs and half pigs on the Pork Page. Is there someone on your gift list who you would like to share the bounty of a pastured pig … Continue reading

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Suckling Pigs for the Holidays

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Many cultures have a wonderful tradition of oven / suckling roaster pigs for the holidays. These are small roaster pigs that you can easily cook in your oven like a turkey or other roasts. I have two fresh (20 & … Continue reading

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