So anyone who might know I would love just some perspective on this.
We have a local farm that we love and are friends with the owners. They provide us with chicken meat, eggs, veggies, fruit and some other goodies all summer. It is a great place and we go their weekly during the season with our DD and buy our stuff and wander the farm so she can see the animals..None of that is really relevant but a little background.
So they are providing pork this year which is awesome. I have seen the pigs, they have a great life and are supposedly delicious. The price is 4.50/lb and can be purchase by the half or whole. There is also a $100.00 processing fee. A half is about 80 to 90 pounds btw.
So the overall price for a half would be 4.50/lb at about 85lbs +100.00 processing fee. Total cost approximately $482.50
In my head this is sounding way overpriced. I have never bought pork by the half though so I really don't have a point of reference.
These pigs are feed an amazing and varied diet of mostly scraps from their produce itself. They are in pens but have plenty of room and the pens are rotated so they are never stuck in their own filth or ankle deep in mud. I really want to try the pork but we would also have to buy an additional freezer for the basement as we do not have one yet.
So worth it or not? What would you do!