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Top Quality Cuts = Top Quality Cured Cuts, Made in House Charcuterie

Laura Jensen

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Top Quality Cuts = Top Quality Cured Cuts, Made in House Charcuterie

I wear a lot of hats.  And I love every. single. one.  Much like my path that led to the store, butcher shop and endangered pigs, I didn't see this one coming either.  We needed something to do with the hams on the pigs we grew.  Because ham steaks are....bleh....and there's only so much sausage and ground pork to use from a pig... So.... My husband and I created our own curing process. Bill, a.k.a. Mr. Science, figured out all the details of making prosciutto and took us to a proof of concept point...and I took it from there.  Sales...


Top 3 Reasons I Choose The Meishan Pig

Top 3 Reasons I Choose The Meishan Pig

There's a new and exciting buzzword in the farming and food world. The Meishan pig. Recently released genetics (2016) have launched the Meishan into a viable option for the homestead farmer and foodies alike. Why is that? Let me list my top 3 reasons.  It's an exciting time for this unheard of breed. And I could still pinch myself that I get to be part of it's conservation efforts. But why? Why work so hard when other breeds are more well known? That can be summed up in 3 reasons for me.  1. There are very few times that we...


Why You Haven't You Heard of Meishan Pork Before Now

Why You Haven't You Heard of Meishan Pork Before Now
Where did this pig come from? They originated from China with documentation as old as 5,000 years. It was the choice of emperors.

Where I Came From - The Journey to Healthier Foods and Meishan Pork

Laura Jensen

Tags charcuterie, cooking, food for health, health, meishan, pasture raised, pork, pork chop

Where I Came From - The Journey to Healthier Foods and Meishan Pork
A path we never saw coming. What I started for our horses has evolved into pigs, cured meats an artisan farm store.