Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Support a Local Farm

On Labor Day (September 5, 2011) our family is going to be eating a delicious meal at the Clifford Family Farm in Provo, UT.  The meal will be delicious because it is being prepared/catered by the incredible chefs of Pizzeria 712!  Pizzeria 712 is part of the Heirloom Restaurant Group and is a good customer of ours who makes their own meat toppings and sausages from our Berkshire Pork.  Clifford Family Farm is trying to raise money for a tractor that they are in desperate need of.  As a small family farm we can certainly relate to the overwhelming costs of buying the right tools and equipment needed to operate a farm and business.  The generous folks at Pizzeria 712 are donating 100% of the proceeds to the Clifford Family Farm.  This is a great way to enjoy the holiday weekend as well as support a very worthy cause.  Besides, check out the reviews on Yelp.com that Pizzeria 712 has received!

On a personal note, Julie Clifford has been most generous in sharing her knowledge and experience with us as we ramp up an egg producing venture on our farm.  She has been raising/selling eggs for years and has been wonderful to help us get off to the right start.  Please come and support the Clifford Family Farm.  If you can't make it, you can still support this local family farm by making a donation.  If you pay in advance, you can attend this delicious dinner for just $10/person.  You can visit the Heirloom Restaurant Group here to sign up or make a donation.  Every little bit helps and will be very much appreciated!  Please help by spreading the word!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Apple Finished Pork this Fall

One of our favorite way to finish pigs is on fresh Utah grown apples.  This fall, all of our Berkshire pigs delivered September through December will be finished on locally grown apples!  The apples help give the pork a wonderful flavor.  Based on the last few years, we anticipate selling out of our fall pigs rather quickly as folks get ready for the holidays.  I know it seems early to be thinking of fall and winter already but it is right around the corner!

Our whole or half Berkshire pork orders and CSA Shares come nicely packaged in a boxes and make a great gift.  A freezer full of meat is a perfect way to prepare for the cold winters.  Delicious meals made from moist and tender roasts, steaks, chops, bacon, and ham are a great way to lift our spirits during the short, cold days of winter.  Also, if you are planning any large gatherings or parties, don't forget that we now offer whole roaster pigs as well.  While you are at it, impress your family and friends with exceptional baked goods and extra flaky pie crusts when using our pasture raised, non hydrogenated, preservative free lard.  Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us.