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Ethan and Abby's Pastured Pork: Pig Elevated.

 

That's Ethan and Abby above (and dear daughter). Abby is Glenn and Caryl's daughter. She married Ethan. Now, I know those shorts that he's got on aren't really very Western, but they actually tell a story all their own, and are a sort of tribute to their high level of expertise in the realm of pastured pigs. You see, Ethan and Abby have worked for and with porcine pastoralists the world over, from Ethan's experience with Joel Salatin of Polyface farms in Virginia to their living on Box Gum Grazing in New South Wales, Australia (those Aussies like shorts, mate). He's not only journeyman, but expert in creating not only sustainably raised pig, but authentic artisanal flavor in an otherwise industrialized pig world where concrete floor and closed roof corn and soy fed hogs are defined by the absolute absence of flavor. It's why there's entire supermarket aisles devoted to sauces and rubs that bring flavor to pork.

 

It's also why conventional pig meat is cheap; hogs have become the garbage disposal for commercial agriculture. We could tell many stories of the poor life of pig, but this is not the place.

 

Enter hope: a better way that perhaps leads to pig perfected. Far back, in the ancient lineages of hog, there lies a genetic that forages a la wild pig. It is these heritage genetics that Ethan and Abby searched for before settling on a foraging cross (partly comprised of Red Wattle and Berkshire breeds) that they believed would thrive on the wild Certified Organic pastures of high altitude Alderspring. And thrive they did.

 

Ethan sourced local barley (organic transistional) and sugar snap peas that he hand milled to supplement the omnivore's desires of a diverse diet. Meanwhile, the pigs grazed and rooted across Alderspring, moving, to new pastures each week under Ethan and Abby's careful training and management. It eliminated any need for wormers or any sort of parasite treatments, making for pristine pork. Ethan and Abby's hogs live clean lives, not ever encased in muck or their own waste as commercial hogs can be. These porkers eat what they want and when in a cornucopia of pasture plant choice. The result: pork that found flavor. We think it's the most flavorful and tender we've tried. A sort of managed, yet wild pig. Hog heaven? We think so.

 

 

Here's Ethan and Abby's own Pastured Pork Protocol:

 

Fresh Free Choice Pasture. Our pigs are raised on Alderspring Ranch's certified organic pasture from weanling stage to finish. After training (pigs are very intelligent and teachable), they are moved to a new electric-fenced paddock every week so they can graze, root and explore new territory to their hearts' content.

 

Corn, Soy, and GMO Free Feed. Our pigs are fed a supplemental diet of Non-GMO transitional organic barley and untreated sugar snap peas that we source, grind and mix ourselves

 

Small Family Processor. Our pigs are humanely (we wouldn't have it any other way) slaughtered and processed at the same family abattoir that processes our beef, one at a time. They are hog handling and curing experts, first with a fresh pork line and then adding smoke and cure in organic processes to things like hams, bacon and sausage.

 

Heritage Breeds. We source heritage cross piglets for their flavor, resilience and desire to graze.

 

Leave No Trace Portability. Our entire pig operation is completely portable, which means when we finish pigs in the fall, there is no trace except for slightly rough pig-tilled ground and increased soil fertility.

 

Humanely Raised. Pigs are very social animals, but living in cramped conditions can make them quarrelsome. Because our pigs are raised outside on green grass, they have plenty of room and lots of other things (like digging for tasty quackgrass roots) to keep them busy. Their favorite thing is to be moved to fresh ground, where they can explore and seek out the tastiest bits of greenery. They also can appreciate a good belly scratch.

 

Completely Traceable. You can rest assured that your pig was raised here, on our ranch, in the heart of Idaho, by Ethan and Abby Kelly. Each package of fresh pork is traceable to a single animal as with our beef. The cured pork items, like hams and bacon, are done in 8 head batches, still traceable to the where and how.

 

 
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Pastured Pork: Uncured Smoked Bacon *Sold out!
The gold standard in bacon. 13 oz packages. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Cured Smoked Ham (boneless). Small size, 1.5 to 2.5 lbs.
A real ham. Full of pastured flavor and tenderness with a full fat cap. Boneless and ready to eat, 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Cured Smoked Ham (boneless). Larger size, 2.5 to 3.5 lbs.
A real ham. Full of pastured flavor and tenderness with a full fat cap. Boneless and ready to eat, 2.5 to 3.5 lbs. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Fat
Pork back fat, in 3 pound vac packs.

 

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Pastured Pork Bones
Keen to make your own succulent broth at home? In 5 lb packages, Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Cured Smoked Holiday Ham (bone-in) 15 lbs
A real ham in the whole leg size. Full of pastured flavor and tenderness with a full fat cap and a leg bone in. Ready to eat, 13.5 to 15 lbs. Vac packed.

 

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Mild 100% pork breakfast sausage, uncased, loose in 1 lb packs. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Breakfast Sausage (cased)
Mild 100% pork breakfast sausage, in pork casing. Uncured, in 1 lb packs with 4 sausages in each. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Italian Sausage (uncased, loose)
Medium heat 100% pork italian sausage, uncased, loose in 1 lb packs. Vac packed.

 

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Medium heat 100% pork italian sausage, in pork casing. Uncured, in 1 lb packs with 4 sausages in each. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Cured Smoked Ham Hock *Sold Out!
A smoked ham hock. Full of pastured flavor imbibed with smoke. 2 to 2.5 lbs. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Shoulder Roast *Sold Out!
A fat trimmed, full flavored, and tender pot roast. Also known as Boston Butt. 3.5 to 4 lbs. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Belly *Sold Out!
Simply put, belly is bacon uncured and unsliced. Package of 1 belly portion; approx 6 by 9 inches, 2.5 pounds each. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork baby back ribs, 1 pound or less. Tender, juicy. Paper Wrapped for package integrity (sharp rib bones puncture vac packs)

 

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Pastured Pork Baby Back Ribs, larger (1.8 pound) *Sold Out!
Pastured Pork baby back ribs, 1.8 pounds or less. Tender, juicy. Paper Wrapped for package integrity (sharp rib bones puncture vac packs)

 

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Pastured Pork Tenderloin *Sold Out!
The Filet mignon of the pig. Vac packed. 0.9 to 1.3 lbs

 

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Pastured Pork Country-Style Ribs *Sold Out!
Want in on a secret? Country style ribs are boneless. Don't let a mere rib get in the way of flavor, though; these will not disappoint. 1 pound packs; Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork, Ground *Sold Out!
Ground Pastured Pork. Single animal source. 75 to 80% lean. 1 lb vac packs.

 

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Pastured Pork Chops *Sold Out!
Chops are the pig equivalent of New York Strip. 13 oz avg per pack, two chops. Vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork spare ribs. Small size. 1.8 lbs, maximum. Paper Wrapped for package integrity (sharp rib bones puncture vac packs)

 

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Pastured Pork Spare Ribs, large size (2.9 lbs) *Sold Out!
Pastured Pork spare ribs. Large size, 2.9 lbs, maximum. Paper Wrapped for package integrity (sharp rib bones puncture vac packs)

 

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Pastured Pork: Uncured Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces *Sold Out!
The gold standard in bacon in pieces and ends. Great for recipes needing bacon. 13 oz packages, vac packed.

 

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Pastured Pork Heart *Sold Out!
These little beaters pack some serious protein. Vac packed. 1 heart per pack.

 

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Pastured Pork Kidney *Sold Out!
If steak and kidney pie beckons, search no more... Vac packed. 2 kidneys per pack.

 

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