We just sold a half a pig. Not big news itself…but the short story behind it- makes our day.
We have a long term farmers market customer that bought lots of pork cuts from us at the booth over the years. Unfortunately, we don’t carry all the possible cuts for a hog- we try and focus on the ones that sell best (carrying caul fat around for 6 weeks gets old). This customer wanted more, so took the hog butchering class with Taryn last year. Now, that half hog mentioned above, is heading straight to this customer’s house for a little home butchering!
Here is the progression- fall in love with pastured pork, learn the skills to butcher one, and then do it! This is fantastic. These pork chops went from $7.50 retail to $5.50 with the class to $4.00 at home. The same chop!! And guess what we make the same amount on that chop as well. A happy day around here.