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Pasture Raised Pork

Naturally pasture raised heritage pork, available by the quarter hog direct from our local family farmCertified organic pork from Whispering MeadowsOur certified organic, pasture-raised hogs are a heritage variety known as Tamworth, which is one of the oldest pig breeds and is closely related to wild boar.  Many people consider it to have the most flavour of any pork variety.

We raise them free-range on organic pastures, with the same care and kindness we lavish on all of our animals, and with zero antibiotics, steroids, or synthetic hormones.

Whispering Meadows local natural pasture-raised pork chopsOur organic pork is…

  • Raised free-range on organic pasture.
     
  • Never given artificial hormones, antibiotics, or other growth-promoting drugs.
     
  • Fed with organically grown, 100% plant and vegetable based feeds, including certified organic non-GMO grains.
     
  • Processed by hand at a regulated, government inspected and family-owned local butcher shop.
     
  • Packaged and labelled in individually vacuum-sealed cuts.
     
  • Flash-frozen at its peak of freshness, so you can have a nice selection of cuts in your freezer to use at any time.

Place a deposit below to secure your order, and the balance will be due on pickup or delivery.

You can choose a whole, half or quarter hog — they are priced at $5.60 per pound, dressed weight, for a quarter hog.  And you can order in larger quantities for a discounted price.

“We have purchased both the pork and the beef from Whispering Meadows.  The meat is well marbled and wonderfully flavoured.  I have recommended it to family and friends.”

Janice G., Ariss

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  • Quarter hog estimated dressed weight: 55 lbs.  $5.60/lb.
     
  • Half hog estimated dressed weight: 110 lbs.  $5.25/lb – save 6.3%.
     
  • Whole hog estimated dressed weight: 220 lbs.  $4.95/lb – save 11.6%.

Dressed weight means the weight of the entire side when it is initially hung — before dry-aging and butchering.  This is the industry-standard method of pricing sides of meat.

The total weight of your pork cuts will be approximately 65% of the dressed weight, after butchering into individual cuts and removal of unnecessary bone and fat.

That means your final pork cuts work out to an average of $8.62/lb, or $1.90/100g, if you order a quarter hog.

Half-hog orders work out to around $8.08/lb ($1.78/100g), and whole hogs about $7.62/lb ($1.68/100g).

Shipping is free to Southern Ontario for orders that contain a whole hog.

The video below gives a nice overview of the process of butchering a side of pork:

 

Whispering Meadows local natural pasture-raised pork baconA great selection to have in your freezer:

Although each order differs a little in overall weight, the average quarter hog gives you between 35 and 40 pounds of pork.  Here’s how a typical quarter hog breaks down into finished cuts:

“The best bacon we’ve ever had!”

Maxine S., Toronto

“Do not eat the bacon! Unless you are prepared to be ruined for all other bacon for life! It is outstanding!”

Kristine M., Blue Mountains, ON

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Smoked ham cured from dry-aged pasture-raised heritage Tamworth hogs grown without antibiotics, steroids or hormonesA half hog will give you double these amounts, and a whole hog will be 4× as much.

The meat ships to you frozen in a convenient 12”×12”×12” box.  One quarter hog fills about 1/4 of an average fridge freezer.
 

Place your deposit:

The deposit below secures your order.  The balance will be due on pickup or delivery, and is based on the actual dressed weight of your particular hog, minus the deposit you’ve already paid.

Price: $25.00