Pork: GMO-free and pastured
Pastured pork is not 100% raised on pasture, like beef. A hog’s diet is supplemented with various things, depending on the farm, such as milk, grains, vegetables, etc. The flavor of the pork will be influenced by what the hogs are fed. Individual cuts can be purchased, though buying by the half or whole hog is more economical. Bulk purchased may be limited to certain times of the year, namely late summer/autumn.
Buffalo Peak Ranch
Purchase individual cuts, or ½ or whole hog. Butcher (Jensens) does not use nitrates or MSG. Rendered lard and broth available.
Colorado Sustainable Farms
“Beyond Organic” sustainability according to practices of Natural Animal Husbandry. Pigs rotated on pasture and fed GMO-free, soy-free supplemental grains. (This farm also sells beef and poultry.)
Cure Organic Farms
Berkshire and Mangalitza hogs available in individual cuts. Fed non-GMO feed–with soy–and organic vegetables. Bacon is fresh, not cured. Also sells lardo from Mangalitza pigs. This is the only place to find local lardo, which is the tasty Italian seasoned and cured pork fat made by Il Mondo Vecchio in Denver.
Available at 7450 Valmont Road at 75th St and Valmont Rd across from the Munson’s Farm Stand; Wed-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Organically and biodynamically grown beef, pork, chicken, ducks, and eggs. Purchase through a CSA account and pick up at a Boulder site bi-monthly.
Ebert Family Farm
Hampshire-Duroc cross hogs. Butcher uses nitrates in bacon and hams, so order bacon and hams fresh if you don’t want nitrates. Half or whole hog available to both shareholders and non-shareholders.
Pork is pastured, soy- and corn-free, and milk-fed (plus organic grains and vegetable scraps). Animals are raised naturally, following humane animal treatment guidelines. Meats are processed at USDA approved plants that practice humane animal treatment.
Larga Vista Ranch
Breeds: Tamworth (Heritage Irish grazing breed) crossed with Duroc and Hampshire (½ Tamworth, ¼ Duroc and ¼ Hampshire).
Available at their farm store or southern Colorado Springs meeting place (see website for details). Contact the farmers for other possible drop-sites.
Plowshares Community Farm
Hogs are pastured and fed organic (GMO-free) feed WITH corn and soy.
Available at Boulder Farmers Market Saturdays; Winter at the farm Wednesdays 4-6pm; Summer at Plowshares Farm Stand, 8040 Oxford Rd. Longmont, CO.