Whole pork is $3.50/lb hanging weight.
You will receive an email with the details of your pork immediately after we process your deposit (no shipping fees will be charged).
A half pig averages ~125lbs x $4.00 = ~ $508.00 (every pig is different, so final pounds and price may vary). Your initial deposit goes towards your total amount, which is due at the time of delivery. We pick up the pork from the butcher and arrange a convenient time/location to meet you (free) or ship (charges apply).
A whole pig is the best deal averaging ~240lbs x $3.50 = ~$840.00 (every pig is different, so final pounds and price may vary). We do encourage "porkpooling" if you can find someone to split a whole pig with you to get the best price! So if you were considering getting a half but would like to get the lowest whole pricing, perhaps you can find someone (or multiple people) to go in with you? Or, can use the extra meat as gifts - everyone loves bacon! :)
Expect about 70% of the hanging weight to end up as cuts in your freezer (tips for maximizing this are in the resources linked below), so from a half you'll end up with about 87 lbs and from a whole about 168 lbs. Assuming the butcher costs $100 for a half and $200 for a whole the final cost per lb of meat in your freezer will be around $6.98/lb for a half and $6.19/lb for a whole.
Pro-Tip: to maximize your $$, keep as many high-end cuts as you can and purchase cases of ground pork from us.
Why buy this way if it's not super cheap?
Think of buying in bulk as a way to get high-end cuts below even wholesale pricing and a way to make all the cuts exactly as you want (as thick as you want, packaged however you want, etc) and to have them available (we are constantly selling out of cuts). It's also extremely convenient for you to have all this meat on-hand and not have to run to the grocery store (think about how much this alone could save you in time & $$). It's also wonderful for us and helps us keep our marketing, transport and storage prices lower for this and for everything else.
Did you notice a lot of different prices from different farmers and you're wondering why if it's basically the same product?
Assuming it really is the same product (labels in the grocery store are mostly lies), the easiest answer is that we all have very different costs (some buy their farm, some inherit the land/animals/buildings/fences/wells while others (that'd be us) have to start from square 1 incurring every expense and taking on lots of start-up debts. Since we have no farming or business experience we did also make some costly mistakes along the way. Some are also impacted by the weather more dramatically (that'd be us again, see here, during our start-up years when it was the most painful), some are also putting in more and better inputs like high quality free-choice minerals, apple cider vinegar, essential oils instead of chemicals because the goal is a nutrient-dense product (yep - that's us again!), some of us are also counting different costs and trying to pay ourselves a decent wage so we can leave the full-time day jobs and focus on just creating healthy food for you....that's 100% us. :)
Our slow-to-grow, pasture-raised pork offers you the convenience of high-quality pork at your fingertips! From summer grilling to holiday parties, you will experience the practical convenience of having a broad selection of cuts in your freezer whenever needed. If you care about time savings, economical savings, and health savings, order pork in bulk from Together Farms today! See our blog for bulk FAQ information and our website.
The butcher will call you to get your cutting instructions so please send us the name and number of the person they should call (typically the day after the date listed or early the following week). If you are unsure what to order, check out the FAQ document linked below.
Freezer space needed (a cubic foot is one foot long/deep/wide, think of a milk crate):