Lard is the go-to ingredient for the best pie crusts ever. All it takes is 2 cups of flour, a teaspoon of salt, 2/3 cup of chilled lard, and 6 tablespoons of water. Slice your peaches, add to a large bowl and add bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg and some brown …

Using these gorgeous pieces of Kunekune pork belly, we’re sharing the process for you to easily make your own bacon at home. It’s a lot easier than you think, and only takes about 30 minutes. This is a wet cure method. You can also dry cure with just salt, sugar and spices- and leave out …

  An easy & flavorful interpretation of the Northern Italian classic, featuring pork shank instead of veal. One large pork shank, skin removed. Salt & pepper shank, dredge in flour and brown on all sides in olive oil, set to side. Add 2 minced cloves of garlic, one carrot, one stick celery and one onion, …

  Lard. The word itself often evokes a visceral reaction. Known as “saindoux” in French, “strutto” in Italian, “schmalz” in German, “manteca” in Spanish, and “laridum” in Latin, the word’s etymological source… lard is often used as both a negative connotation and an insult. Did you ever wonder why most people today see lard as …

Something tasty is marinating! Sticky ginger sesame ribs from our rare breed heritage pigs & riblets is what’s for dinner! We’re pairing them with a farm-grown romaine salad with a sesame dressing. Our ribs and riblets are smaller in size, so they are easy to thaw, marinate and prepare. How do you like your ribs? …

Part of a modern farmer’s job is showing you delicious, seasonal things that you can cook with our products! I love to cook and wish I could cook like this every day. Alas, my days are usually much more simple and speedy fare with the hectic schedule that we keep. This is a fresh Meishan …

Last week,  15 year old Connor, who is a HUGE fan of Gordon Ramsay, found this recipe and requested that we cook it up ASAP. I sent him off to the meat freezer to find the perfect piece of pork belly for this adventure. Yesterday afternoon, we enjoyed this scrumptious dish, made even more perfect …

KuneKune Pulled Pork

Excellent pulled pork recipe, perfect for our smaller, “crock pot sized” boston butts and picnic shoulders!

Let’s cook! Today I’m preparing a petite Kunekune pork shoulder roast (aka “Boston Butt”). This is a 1.43 lb portion of a the butt portion from a smaller, younger Kunekune (weight about 75 lbs at 10 months old). A great deal of the time I don’t cook using a set recipe, I cook to taste …