Lard from pastured pigs is an amazing cooking fat. It’s rendered gently using heat (unlike many vegetable/seed oils that are extracted using toxic solvents like hexane).
Lard can be used for roasting vegetables in lieu of olive oil or butter. It is great for frying things like homemade french fries. And it is the best fat for baking – breads, muffins, pie crusts and other pastries all come out better when lard is the primary cooking fat on the ingredient list. Pastured lard is less expensive than good quality butter. Better baked goods and saved money? Win-win.
Interestingly, lard from pastured pigs contains a healthy dose of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is fat soluble, and since these pigs get plenty of sunshine out in the pasture they synthesize it in abundance and store it in their fat.
And here are even more reasons lard from pastured pigs is great –
– less saturated fat than butter
– oleic acid comprises more than 50% of the fat (olive oil is primarily oleic acid).
All our pork comes from our good friends at Cairncrest Farm. We’ve found that we have very compatible goals and farming practices, so we are happy to have them as a partner for pasture raised pork. Pigs are animals that thrive in an outdoor environment, where they can root in the ground and sprawl in the sun. And consequently you’ll find that this pork is unlike other pork. The meat has developed character because of the active and healthy lives these pigs live. All the pigs’ grains are non-GMO (grown right here in our town actually) and of course the pigs are free of antibiotics and hormones.
We offer delivery of our family farmed meats throughout the Northeast, shipped to your door in recyclable insulated containers. Our delivery area includes New York City, Long Island, New York state, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.