Summer Hogs are Ready
Ready to learn to butcher your own hog? Or maybe just fill the freezer with some great tasting pork! Our summer hogs are ready. They have been hanging at 150 lbs and look great. As always with the Egg- there are options. Click the link above and you will have three options on a half hog:
- Select a half hog and have Butcher Boys cut, wrap and cure
- Select a half hog- take it home and process and cure like a boss
- Select a half hog and meet us at the farm for a butcher class. We will have the hog chilled and skinned, USDA inspected, the knives sharp, and butcher paper ready. As always, Taryn leads the class and helps you process your hog into recognizable retail cuts. We have the following dates available (we can be a little flexible here):
- Thursday 8/27 – SOLD
- Friday 8/28 – SOLD
- Monday 8/31 – 1 Half
- Tuesday 9/1- 2 Halves
- Thursday 9/3- 2 Halves
Hogs are a on a first click basis, and we will adjust classes accordingly.
September Chicken Larder
Can you believe that the last chicks for the year arrived last week? We really need to take a moment and thank folks that have taken part in the ‘larder days’ scheme. We were a bit terrified about dropping farmer’s markets in lieu of larder days- but it has worked. We have kept a good balance between fresh and frozen birds this year and things have really gone well. We also need to thank Lillian and Hazel (our daughters)- who are finally of age to really help out. Hazel is crating and bagging and Lillian has been the ‘cone loader’ all summer. Also, if you can believe it- Taryn has been putting up with us for four years- yeah, I said it- four. Although you haven’t seen her on pickup days- she was here during processing and we wouldn’t want to do it without her. We really feel like we are hitting on all cylinders are really have a great team put together.
One last thing- there has been quite a shake up in Oregon poultry processing this year. A couple of years ago there were 25 licensed processors in Oregon. Then came, the mixed bag that was, HB2872 and things changed. Right now, we are the only poultry processor east of the Cascades and the state is down to only 15. So thanks again- for your patronage and support over the years.- we would not have survived this turmoil without you!
Now, before this turns into a chapter book. We will be processing chicken twice over the Labor Day weekend- yes twice. That means we will have the last of the summer larder available on both Saturday 9/5 and Monday 9/7. Therefore, there will be two dates on the store to choose from- pick either one, we will have plenty of birds. Fear not- there will be a couple of farm days in the fall.