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Why Can't We Claim ALL our Pork is Organic?

All our pigs are certified organic until slaughter. However, organic certification relies upon the organic producer bringing their animals to a certified slaughterhouse. Since adequate slaughterhouses are not always available, we sometimes use a reliable slaughterhouse that is not certified. If you see the organic label on our pork, it means that pork when to a certified slaughterhouse. If you don't see the label, it means it didn't. All our pigs are still raised according to certification standards.

Why care about certification? WE are now asking ourselves the same question. Since we spend the time and money raising our pigs by organic standards, yet can't always be certified because of the lack of acceptable slaughterhouses...since NOFAVT does little to distinguish between conventional and organic local farms ....and since the NOP has lessened organic standards to allow mega-conventional farms to receive certification, What's the point anymore?The point is that it still matters to us and we care about the health of the animals, the health of the planet and being honest and transparent with our customers.

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. We are working on an on-line order form.

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