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RAISING FOOD “THE WAY IT OUGHTA BE”
About ten years ago, Greg Putney purchased two piglets from a local farmer with the idea that he was going to raise food for his family “the way it oughta be” raised. He was starting to grow his family, and wanted to know how their food was being raised. He found the realities of where most of our food comes from these days startling, and wanted to get back to a more “grass roots” way of farming. The way it used to be. “The way it oughta be.”
Since that first purchase of two piglets a decade ago, word spread about the top notch quality of the pork Greg raised. Seeing that other people had the same concerns about the origin of their food as he did, Greg decided to establish Rise’N’Swine Farm and follow a rotational grazing method of farming.
This method of farming does not require large investments into machinery and buildings. It is a smarter and sustainable method of farming, utilizing science and the natural instincts of each animal. At Rise’N’Swine Farm, each animal has a purpose, which makes them happy, and results in a superior quality product.
HOW IT WORKS
Good Things Come in Small…Batches?
Our farm is not a large scale factory farm, with profit being the only concern. We take the time to choose the best breeds for the type of land we have. These animals may be slower growing than those on a large scale farm, but they work together and with the land, happily doing what they do best; and the result is more nutritious and extraordinarily delicious! You could say we have more of a “small batch” farm operation, delivering the finest beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and honey to our customers.
Ordering is Easy!
With the “small batch” operation, all products may not be in stock at all times. But, good news! We have regularly scheduled processing appointments with our USDA butchers throughout the year. Some products may be currently available for purchase in our online store, but you can always claim your place in line for the next available product (beef boxes, pork boxes, halves, and wholes) by placing an order in our online store with a deposit. Just ask our past customers, food this delicious is worth waiting for!
Once your order is placed and is ready, there are a couple options for pickup. As always, pickup is available at the farm in Holland, NY. New this year, we have teamed up with Tioga Valley Farm in West Falls, NY, a local produce farm offering CSA vegetable farm shares. Starting in June, we will have certain products and order pickup available at Tioga Valley Farm.
Check them out here: www.tiogavalleyfarm.com
SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
Jo Anne Y.
“…the chicken, pork, and beef we’ve had in the past doesn’t compare in the least to Rise’n’Swine Farm’s offerings. The beef is melt in your mouth awesome, and the chicken tastes like chicken. The pork is true pork, can’t even describe how good it tastes. We’re so happy to have found this farm to provide us with our meat!”
“We purchased a sampler box of pork. The ham steaks are amazing. Large portion size and a nice thick cut. We will definitely be going back for more pork as well as the beef. I would highly recommend purchasing meat from here!”
“…Purchasing grass fed, ethically raised meats is a no brainer with farms like Rise’n’Swine. Quality meat for my children to eat and no concerns about recalls and all the other issues surrounding grocery store products. We’ve got two freezers stuffed full and couldn’t be happier. The steaks we ate tonight had the most amazing flavor, and the color was just gorgeous. Can’t wait to try the rest. We’ll absolutely be returning!”
Tips for Cooking Grass-fed Beef
MEAT THE CREW
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CATTLE
The Scottish Highland is a premium beef that boasts a robust flavor and tenderness superior to other beef breeds. Highlands are one of the oldest breeds in the world, originating in Scotland, and their temperament, intelligence, and hardiness makes them the perfect breed for our farm and climate. Grass-fed Highlands take longer to grow than conventional feed lot cattle. They have an outer coat of long hair that repels water and a short furry undercoat to keep them warm. Due to these unique coats, they have very little back fat, making them naturally lean.
PURE BRED BLACK BERKSHIRE PIGS
Black Berkshire is some of the highest quality pork in the world, due to its heavy marbling, tenderness, juiciness, and flavor. Originating hundreds of years ago in the United Kingdom, the Berkshire was only available to English royalty in the past. Black Berkshire is a premium pork that is often compared to the quality of Waygu or Kobe beef.
IDAHO PASTURE PIGS (IPPS)
Idaho Pasture Pigs are a newer, grazing breed of pig. They have shorter, upturned snouts that allow them to graze on grass, rather than root through the dirt as other breeds of pigs do. This is less disruptive to the soil and pastures and results in healthier, tastier pork with more marbling than conventionally raised pork.