Certified Organic Pork!
Our certified organic, pastured, pigs provide a local option for folks to buy safe, organic pork that also keep Vermont's waterways healthy. Go ahead, treat yourself and Lake Champlain right! Eat meat that doesn't eat away at our beautiful state.
Why care about certification? Without certification there is no proof that anybody is what they claim to be. Certification is insurance that you are getting what you are paying for. If you are going to pay extra for 'pastured' animals, why not pay the same thing for organic pastured animals?
How does the way we raise our pigs keep Vermont's waterways healthy? Almost all pigs are fed grain in addition to their pastured diet. If the grain is not certified organic, it is most likely GMO. Even if it is not GMO, it is still treated with conventional fertilizers, pesticides and/or herbicides. These toxic supplements eventually wash into Vermont's waterways and create havoc.
What does 'pastured' mean? 'Pastured' means an animal is raised on pasture. It does not mean that the animal eats only pasture. Since pigs are non-ruminants, their diet must be substantially supplemented.
Our pork is GMO free! At Full Moon Farm, we feed our pigs plenty of our organic vegetables. They love sweet potatoes, corn and melons ... just like most of us do! The organic, GMO-free grain we feed them supplements their diet of vegetables, roots, and pasture. If you are eating pork that is pastured, but not certified, you are most likely eating pork that is also fed GMO grain in large quantities. If you want to avoid GMO's, you will also need to avoid the animals that eat GMO's.
In addition to our organic vegetables, our pigs are fed certified organic whey! Champlain Valley Creamery is nice enough to let us dispose of their excess whey from their organic cheesemaking by feeding it to our very thankful pigs. To learn more about their cheese Click here.
Our pork is available at our CSA pick-ups and at the Burlington summer and winter Farmers Markets. You do not need to be a member of our farm purchase our meat. To learn more about purchasing our various meat options, click here
If you would like information about individual pork cut prices and bulk purchasing discounts click here