Above: 2019 custom half hog share from Alluvial Farms. New for 2019! All custom half and whole shares will be custom cut and packed in vacuum sealed packages by artisan butchers at the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative.

How much freezer space will I need to store a half pork share?

Three cubic feet. Check out our video of Matt packing a custom half hog share in a standard four cubic foot freezer.

An Alluvial Farms half hog share contains 80 - 100 lbs of pasture raised, milk finished pork, fed organic barley and field peas, humanely raised and harvested at the base of Sumas Mountain. Vacuum sealed for freshness. Stays fresh in the freezer for up to one year. The following list is an estimate and your actual share may differ. Double this for a whole pork share. Custom cutting instructions recorded on form at checkout, such as thickness of chops, size of roasts, optional curing and smoking.

  • 10 lb pork chops 1″ thick – total of 23 pork chops

  • 4 lb spare ribs

  • 10 lb ground sausage meat in 1 lb packages

  • 10 lb fresh ham – can elect to ask butcher to smoke cure, or not. Can leave as roasts or cut into steaks

  • 9 lb fresh pork belly – option to smoke, cure & slice as bacon

  • 6 lb shoulder roast, a.k.a. picnic roast

  • 6 lb butt pork roast, a.k.a Boston butt, or choose country style ribs and pork shoulder blade steak

  • 4 lb loin roast

  • 2 lb hock

  • 5 lb stew bones – good for dogs, or great for making soup or stew

  • 6 lb fat – easy to render this on the stove top or in a slow cooker to make your own lard. According to a 2015 study by researchers in Korea, Pork Fat is Officially one of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods.

  • 10 lb extras: head, offal