For a Basic Pig Butchery Class for Home Charcuterie class next Friday, students of the PMC are purchasing three sides of pork from Joshua Lichtner, a farm in Forest Grove who I recently wrote about. However, we need to find a home for the fourth side (ordering two pigs means ordering four sides!) which I don’t need for the class. If anyone out there is interested in buying this fourth side, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work out the details of getting the side for you. If a couple of you want to split (one person wants the leg for prosciutto, the other the belly for bacon, etc) we could probably figure that out too. The farmer charges $3/lb plus slaughter and delivery fees (which would add up to somewhere around $40-50 in addition to the $3/lb charge). The side would likely weigh about 100-150 pounds. You’d need to either cut up the pig yourself at home or hire someone to do it for you (we could help you with that too!) We need to find a home for the side by next Monday!
I had the pleasure of visiting Josh’s farm out in Forest Grove this spring and was able to taste some of his delicious pork. He raises Duroc/Yorkshire crosses bred and born on his farm. He’s also got grass-fed beef and some healthy looking chickens. I highly recommend this pork. He’s a great farmer and does it right.