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Pastured Pork from NVF
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Into the deep shade of the pines we go! The #pasturedpigs love making little nests in the cool soil,
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Relaxing in the deep shade of the pines..
Cuddle puddle in the sunshine
Pretty much sums up the life of a #pasturedpig at our farmstead
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We got lucky! We were able to find a last minute processing slot for Thor-pig next Tuesday
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2 hog left to reserve! The #pasturedpigs have hogged down about half of their grain fiel
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Full hearts and stomachs after our first meal from this year's #pasturedpork
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Eat blackcap raspberries, root for worms, nap in the shade, repeat. Not a bad life

Pastured Pork from Nettle Valley Farm

Sold out for 2020 ---->  Fill out this quick form to get on our waitlist.

The Basics

We rotationally graze heritage breed pigs through the lush pastures and shaded woodlots of our Spring Grove, MN farmstead.

 

Our pigs live the good life! We are obsessed with pig happiness and proud of it. They have plenty of room to roam and play and fresh water to drink. They feast on clover, grasses, nettles, gooseberries, raspberries, roots, brush, grubs, and whatever else their snouts can find.  

 

In addition to grazing, our pigs eat a 100% certified organic feed made from field peas and barley plus minerals. It's corn, soy and fishmeal free!  This makes their fat nice and firm. It also means a delicious clean taste plus higher CLAs and a better Omega 3:6 ratio.
 

Pricing
 

  • Whole hogs: $6/# hanging weight + processing ​​

    • Average whole hog total: 160# of pork, $1400 

    • Breaks down into about $1200 for the pork + $200 for processing

    • Bottom line: About $8-9 per pound of pork, depending on your processing choices
       

  • Half hogs: $7/# hanging weight + processing 

    • Average half hog total: 80# of pork, $800

    • Breaks downs into about $700 for the pork + $100 for processing

    • Bottom line: About $9-10 per pound of pork, depending on your processing choices
       

  • Wholesale (3 or more hogs): $5.50/# hanging weight plus processing​​

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will my pork be ready?

    • November/December 2020. Your pork will be ready two to three weeks after the harvest day depending on processing.
       

  • Do you offer home delivery?

    • Yes! Home delivery is $50.  
       

  • Can I visit Nettle Valley Farm?

    • You are welcome to visit our farm in the beautiful Driftless area of MN! We'll also post frequent pig updates on our Facebook page and Instagram feed so you can watch them grow.
       

  • How do I custom order my cuts?

    • Two weeks before your hog is harvested, we’ll send you our easy-to-use online ordering form.

    • You can decide everything from how thick you'd like your pork chops to sausage flavors to whether you'd like bacon or uncured side pork for DIY culinary endeavors.
       

  • How much freezer space will I need?

    • For a half hog, you’ll need about 3-4 cubic feet.

    • For a whole hog, you’ll need about 7-8 cubic feet.

    • The empty freezer compartment of a new, average-size, home refrigerator is about 4.8 cubic ft.
       

  • How much does a half or whole pig cost?​

    • ​Farmer payment:

    • Processor payment:

      • This is the fee you pay when you pick up your meat. It covers the slaughter, cutting, curing, wrapping and freezing. It depends on the final weight of your pig and complexity of your processing choices, but it usually ends up being about $70-140 per half hog or $140-280 per whole hog.

  • Are your hogs certified organic?

    • No. Their feed is certified organic but we haven't been able to find a source of certified organic feeder pigs. We use many organic and "beyond organic" practices.
       

  • Do your pigs receive hormones or antibiotics?

    • We never use sub-therapeutic antibiotics, hormones, growth promoters like ractopamine or unnecessary drugs -- yuck. 

    • We focus on preventative medicine and a low stress, healthy environment. When a pig does become ill, we treat our pigs like we treat ourselves: natural remedies whenever possible, antibiotics/pharmaceuticals when that's the best tool in the toolbox. We will use conventional medicine under the guidance of a veterinarian. 

Questions?

Give us a holler for more info on how to fill your freezer with happy meat raised with love!