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How does a free chest freezer, meat thermometer, or cooking class sound?
Enter to win one of these for free via the Local Meat, Local Flavor sweepstakes from the Good Meat Project.
Here’s a quick, free way to inject some fun into your day: enter to win a chest freezer, a meat thermometer or a cooking class! Our friends at the Good Meat Project — a group that exists to help farms like Nettle Valley sell good meat! — are running a Local Meat, Local Flavor sweepstakes and I truly hope someone in the NVF network scores the chest freezer!!
The point of the Local Meat, Local Flavor promotion is to educate folks about the glories of buying meat in bulk.
Of course, if you’ve been an NVF customer for awhile now, you already know the many benefits of buying a whole or half hog and filling your freezer with a year’s worth of pastured pork each fall.
Snowstorm rolling in (like this afternoon)? No problem, skip the grocery store, “shop” the chest freezer, and braise a pork shoulder while you savor being snowed in.
Tired of the same old same old in the kitchen? Get inspired by a new-to-you cut. Whether it’s discovering the amazing versatility of plain ground pork (Eggroll in a Bowl!) or the incredible lusciousness of a smoked pork hock (ham hock and bean soup!), eating through a whole or half hog is a culinary adventure.
Feeling lost about the confusing ethics of eating meat? Buying whole animals directly from farms like ours means you can feel damn good knowing that each bite of nourishing pork came from a happy pastured hog that only had One Bad Day AND that you’re supporting farmers committed to pig happiness, rural resilience, and giving the finger to factory farms.
Lots of bacon. ‘Nuff said.
As always, don’t hesitate to send me any questions you may have about the process or benefits of buying a whole or half hog. In the meantime, I’ll be over here crossing my fingers that at least one of you wins the sweepstakes! Here that link to enter, one last time: go forth and win big!
Dayna, your friendly neighborhood swineherdess