Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Satisfied Customer

We love to hear back from our customers! Ben and Casey recently bought a live pig from us to butcher themselves. We had a fun time trying to round up the pig and then load it into the back of a pickup that had a shell on the back. Ben didn't realize that he would be entertained when he came to pick up his pig. I am sure he is still laughing when he pictures Hollie and I running around trying to round up his pig. He is quite the chef as evident by the picture he sent us. I have copied Ben's comments below.

Hey Christiansens,

This is Ben. I picked up the live pig from you last Friday. We made it home safely with the pig still in the bed of the truck. It seemed a little dicey at first. She poked her snout out the corner of the back window a few times and looked like she might try to escape but was very docile for most of the trip after 20 minutes or so of getting used to things.

We killed and cleaned her right away upon getting back to Moab and hung her until today when we started to butcher and divvy up the meat. For dinner tonight we had a cut of loin rubbed with thyme, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper, and olive oil. It was amazing! Best pork I've ever had, and we haven't even gotten into the fattier, more flavorful cuts yet. I attached a picture of the loin pre-broiling. I thought maybe you'd like to see some of the fruits (or... meats) of your labor.

Thanks for humanely raising such great pork. The world, and Utah in particular, needs more agriculture like that.


Thanks Ben for the kind words. Raising pigs the way we do is a lot of hard work but we love it. Half the fun is hearing from customers like Ben. We also appreciate the numerous referrals we have received. This is another way that our customers let us know that they love our pork.

We are now taking orders for a December delivery. We are excited to be finishing this group of pigs on locally grown apples. (In addition to pasture, alfalfa, and grain.) To be placed on our December delivery see the instructions here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Pork Order

Hello everyone! We have been crazy busy with the farm and new baby as evident by my lack of posts lately. Here is the update that was sent out to our customers on the fall wait list.

Hello Christiansen's Hog Heaven Customers!

The wait is almost over! The pigs are looking really good. This email is to confirm your pork order with us. Tomorrow (Tuesday September 15) we are taking the pigs in for butchering and processing. We have you down on our waiting list for an order of our pork. If you ordered a half pork the deposit amount is $50, if you ordered a whole pork the deposit amount is $100. (If you can't remember what your ordered, simply reply and I will look it up.) Please send us your deposit to the following:

Christian Christiansen
47 S. Main Street
PO Box 32
Vernon, UT 84080

The balance will be due upon delivery/pickup and will be calculated based on the weights we get back from the butcher. The pork will be ready in 1-2 weeks. We will keep you posted as soon as we hear word from the butcher. We will also set up times and meeting locations for each county.

By the way, we are finally getting caught up on our orders and are hoping to only be a month or so out in the future. If you have any referrals you would like to send our way, we would really appreciate it. We are dedicated to supporting the local economy by raising All Natural, Humanely Treated, Pasture Raised Berkshire Pork using sustainable farming practices and buying local. This produces healthy, clean, and honest food. We sincerely appreciate your business! As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

For those of you who have been given a longer time frame, we are trying to shorten that time up and will let you know if we can get your pork to you sooner than the 3-6 months we have been quoting. We thank you all for your interest and support of our farm.