Half Pork Deposit
Local Pork Share: Prices vary for a half pork depending on size. $300 deposit
We recently started offering a new variety of pork. Known variously as the Mangalitsa or Mangalica, this Old World breed pig is indigenous to Hungary. Its name means “hog with a lot of lard” and is pronounced mahn-ga-leets-ah. Not only does the Mangalica pig have a lot of lard, it has a lot of curly hair which makes it resemble a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most commonly blond. The Mangalica is the last pig in existence to sport this unusual fleece, and it was nearly lost to extinction by the 1990s, when fewer than 200 pigs remained in Hungary.
The Mangalica is one of the fattiest pigs in the world; on average 65-70% of the carcass is fat, and lean meat is only 30 - 35% of the carcass, compared to over 50% in modern breeds. But that meat is considered among the tastiest pork in the world. The meat of the Mangalica pig is reddish, highly marbled with creamy white fat, and is high in omega-3 fatty acids and natural antioxidants. This is due to the natural diet of forage, wheat, corn and barley. Mangalica lard is lighter, and melts at a lower temperature, than lard from other pigs, because it contains more unsaturated fat. In Hungary, most Mangalica pork becomes sausage or salami. Because of the high fat content, cured Mangalica pork products can spend a longer time drying, which deepens the flavor without losing moisture.
These are happy pigs that spend their days outside in the sunshine and fresh air, with plenty of clean grass and space to root. They receive no antibiotics or growth hormones. Their diet is made up of grass, alfalfa hay, left over produce, and whey from our raw cow milk. These pigs have been treated humanely and are clean and healthy; they are butchered in a clean and certified small scale operation and certified for resale.
Price is $4.00 lb*. on the hang weight, for cut and wrapped pork, you pick the cuts you like and whether you want it cured or fresh.
Half pork is approx. 80-100 lb. on the hang weight for a cost of $320 to $400 with about 65-80 lb. of meat.
Reserve yours now with $300 deposit. Limited amount available
*Price subject to increase if the costs of pork increase dramatically.