In today’s market there are a number of labels used to describe sustainable meats. Frohloff Farms raises pastured/forage fed hogs, poultry and goats supplemented with a corn/soy free grain.
All of our hogs are born on the farm, raised on mother’s milk and naturally weaned on lush pastures. The herd is carefully selected for genetics that will thrive in a pasture/forage-nature based system. During the summer months the herd is rotationally grazed on our carefully managed pastures. For winter feed we grow, harvest and store specially planted grasses in the form of dry hay and grass silage. We do not use hormones or add prophylactic antibiotics to our feed. We supplement with organic non soy/corn grain. We avoid pesticides and fertilize the pastures with our own manure, chicken droppings and farm made compost.
All of our livestock are slaughtered and processed in USDA facilities in Massachusetts. Our farm management plan is approved by NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) and all our practices reviewed by DEM (Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management). In compliance with the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health we also hold a Retail Food Peddlers License which allows us to sell through stores and restaurants.
All cuts can be purchased at the farm store. A limited selection is available at the farmer’s market. If you don’t see what you want at the market, call and we will bring it for you.
- Pastured pork cooks faster than grain-fed pork and requires a different temperature.
- Steaks and chops should be cooked for less time. Cook roasts low and slow.
- Also, see the Pork Cuts Chart above, which shows images of the cuts and cooking methods.
Typical Half Hog Pork Cuts
- 1 lb. tenderloin
- 12-14 lbs. of pork chops
- 1-2 packages of spare ribs or 3.5 lbs. total
- 3 shoulder roasts or steaks (12 lbs. total)
- 2 hocks/shank
- 6-10 lbs. ground pork and/or sausage
- 1 ham (15-18 lbs. total)
- 8-10 lbs. bacon
- 4 lbs. lard
- Additional pckgs. include feet, neckbones, jowl, and liver
20lb freezer boxes are also available for those who would like to buy quantity. Each package contains a mix of cuts. All our products are cryo wrapped and sold frozen. Boxes are pre-packaged so must be pre-ordered either at the store or online. For orders over $350 we will deliver.
Commodity poultry practices have a lot in common with commodity hogs. Birds are raised in enormous, overcrowded, enclosed pens with little light, no exercise and medicated feed. Because of the scale and resulting conditions commodity birds are also more prone disease and bacteria such as salmonella.
Our broiler chickens are raised in mobile outdoor pens with built in coops called “chicken tractors”. The “tractors” are placed in recently vacated cow pasture and are moved daily. Our birds never lack fresh ground nor their favorite meal: bugs and insect eggs. They have plenty of light, air, fresh water & exercise and are protected from predators. (We have a healthy hawk population.) We supplement their diet with soy/corn free grain but do not medicate the feed. We have freedom ranger chickens, ducks, layer chicken and turkeys that have 100% free range of the pasture.
Aside from bird health, raising poultry outdoors has a beneficial impact on our pastures. Chicken droppings are nitrogen rich and excellent fertilizer.
Frohloff Farms Store
Home freezer boxes, a full range of individually wrapped beef cuts, whole and half chickens and compost can be purchased directly at our farm store.
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