In the process of closing the Linkery, I forgot that our Central Coast pig farmer Jim Neville had three pigs for us, almost ready for market. I’d like to help him find a buyer; so consider this a bat-signal to all you California farm-to-table folks out there.
These are 100% Berkshire pigs, and excellent quality pork — it was from Jim’s pigs that we made the country ham that won a 2013 Good Food Award for Charcuterie.
Jim writes that the pigs:
…will be ready for harvest within the next month or two. I raised them outside on a ½ acre pasture, that I planted with beets and carrots in the fall. Once they figured out that they could root the vegetables, they went for it for 2 to 3 weeks. The average weight for a full carcass is usually around 215lbs… Let me know your interest and I can make arrangements to deliver.
If you’re interested in buying these pigs, please email me at jay (at) jayporter (dot) com and I’ll connect you.