Groundworks Farm’s Pastured, Range Raised Pork
Our hogs are range hogs: raised outside in the garden and on pasture. Here at Groundworks Farm we’ve decided to raise pigs for some simple reasons:
Hogs are an animal that integrates well with our vegetable production by utilizing garden wastes, spreading fertilizer and tilling ground with their natural rooting behavior. We enjoy eating homegrown, natural pork ourselves, and know that there are others who want a locally grown, humanely and sustainably raised option. Taste the difference!
Raising pastured hogs allows the animals to express their innate, natural tendencies and contributes to a diverse and healthy diet. Unlike ruminants (cattle, sheep etc.) however, pigs require a more diverse diet than pasture can easily provide. So, we also use Montana-raised, Organic grains. Though our pork is not currently Certified Organic, we do not use growth hormones or feeds with antibiotics or synthetic stimulants, as is standard in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO).
Our farm does not employ synthetic chemicals for any production. The end results are happy, healthy animals providing delicious, truly nutritious natural pork to local families. We sell fresh pork to eaters in and around Great Falls, MT by the whole and half animal:
|Whole or Half Hog||With Organic- cured meats||$6.75/lb*|
|Whole or Half Hog||With Standard- cured meats||$6.00/lb*|
|Whole or Half Hog||No cured meats||$5.85/lb*|
*Processed or “take home” weight.
Roasting pigs? Planning a big event? We prepare hogs for roasting! The charge for a hog ready for roasting is $2.95/lb of the hanging weight, plus a $150 ‘processing’ fee. Hogs for roasting are scalded to remove hair and slaughtered. Please inquire in advance to check on the availability of an animal of your preferred size and weight.
- Reserve a whole pig with a check deposit of $100, or half for $50, or pay online (with convenience fee).
- Fill out a PORK CUT SHEET to indicate how you would like your pig to be processed (hams, ground pork, etc.)
Pay online with PayPal. Share prices reflect a 2.9% convenience fee charged to the farm for each transaction. If paying online, please remember to submit our order form with your contact information!
Whole Hog Deposit Half Hog Deposit
Frequently asked questions:
What will the processed weight be? The processed weight for a whole hog will be around 100 pounds of meat and 50 for a half order. Animals vary in size so exact weights cannot be determined until processing.
What if I want to butcher the animal myself? For ambitious individuals who want to process the animal themselves, the cost is $2.95/lb hanging weight plus a $125 slaughter and skinning fee.
What does “natural cure” mean? The naturally cured meats have had no nitrites or nitrate added other than those naturally associated with sea salt and celery powder.
Do I have to buy a whole or half animal? No. We do offer retail cuts for sale at the Farmer’s Market and at our farm stand, although purchasing in bulk is more economical.
PO Box 118
Fort Shaw, MT 59443