Nettle Valley Farm - Order Form

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How Your Order Is Processed

A hog carcass is cut in half and each half is processed separately. A half hog is then divided into primal cuts (such as the shoulder and the loin). The primal cuts are processed into finished cuts (such as roasts and chops).

If you are ordering a whole hog, it will first be cut into halves and each half will be processed separately. You have the option of getting the same cuts from both halves or getting different cuts from each half.

How much hog are you ordering?

Order Options

There are a couple of options that can affect many cuts in your order.

How lean do you want your cuts of pork?
What curing method do you want used on some of your cuts (like bacon and hocks)?

Now, let's decide on how you want those primal cuts processed.

Primal Cut: Shoulder

The shoulder is a primal cut that consists of the front leg of a hog. The shoulder is usually processed into two main cuts: Butt Roast and Picnic Shoulder. You have some options for both of those cuts.

Butt Roast

The butt roast is the upper part of the leg. Some common names for the butt roast are: Boston shoulder, pork butt, and Boston butt. It's a flavorful, well-marbled cut that is often slow-roasted and shredded. Since this cut can be difficult to slice for servings, some customers simply choose to have the butt roast meat processed into ground pork. Another option for the butt roast is to have it sliced into steaks, which can be prepared in a variety of ways.

How do you want your butt roast cut and packaged?
How do you want the bone in your butt roast processed?

Picnic Shoulder

The picnic shoulder is the lower part of the front leg. Some common names for the picnic shoulder are: shoulder arm picnic, fresh picnic, picnic roast, or picnic ham. Like the butt roast, the picnic shoulder is flavorful and well-marbled but can be difficult to slice when prepared as a roast. Some customers simply choose to have the picnic shoulder ground.

How do you want your picnic shoulder cut and packaged?
How do you want the bone in your picnic shoulder processed?

Primal Cut: Loin

The loin primal cut is the long muscle along the back of a hog. You can decide if you want this primal cut processed into pork chops or pork roasts, but you can have only one or the other.

Tenderloin

Before you choose between chops or roasts, you can have the tenderloin trimmed off the loin.The tenderloin is a very flavorful piece of meat. It is boneless and is processed and packaged as one cut.

Do you want the tenderloin as a separate cut?

"Baby Back" Ribs

Before you choose between chops or roasts, you can also have the "baby back" ribs trimmed off the loin. This is a very tender rib cut for barbecue enthusiasts!

Please note: "Baby back" ribs include the bones that would otherwise be in your bone-in pork chops or bone-in roasts. So, if you want "baby backs," your roasts or chops will be deboned.

Do you want baby back ribs?

Chops or Roasts

Now it's time to decide between chops or roasts or simply turning the loin into ground pork. Chops are great for frying. Roasts are better for slow-cooking or oven-roasting.

Do you want the pork loin cut into chops or roasts or included in the ground pork?

Chops

Pork chops are a very popular option and can be made bone-in or boneless, thick or thin cut.

Do you want your pork chops boneless? Please note: If you have the "baby back" ribs cut from the loin, your pork chops will be boneless.
How thick do you want your pork chops cut?
How do you want your pork chops packaged?

Roasts

You can have your roasts deboned, which makes slicing a roast easier. Or, you can leave the bones in, which can add flavor to the roast.

Do you want the bones left in or removed from your pork loin roasts? Please note: If you have the "baby back" ribs cut from the loin, your pork loin roasts will be boneless.

You can ask for your roasts to be cut to size. This is just a guide for the butcher and each roast may not be exactly the same size.

How do you want your pork loin roasts cut and packaged?

Primal Cut: Side/Belly

Here's where you can get your bacon. For this primal cut, you can choose between the following:

How do you want the side/belly processed?

Primal Cut: Ham

The rear leg of a hog is used to make a ham. You can choose between a fresh ham or a ham that has been cured and smoked. The ham will be smoked and cured using the method you chose in the Options section above. You can also choose how the ham is cut and sliced.

How do you want your ham prepared?
Do you want the bone left in or removed from your ham?
How many pieces do you want your ham cut into? They will all be roughly the same weight.
How do you want your ham(s) sliced?

Ground Pork

Any meat that is not part of a cut and is trimmed from the bones will be ground with a small amount of fat. The resulting ground meat will be about 20% - 25% fat. It will be delivered as part of your order frozen in one pound packages. You can also choose to have your ground pork deliciously seasoned or made into brats.

How do you want your ground pork seasoned?

Fat

All the fat trimmed from your order belongs to you and is a valuable part of the hog. You can render it into pure lard or use it for other purposes.

How do you want to receive the fat trimmed from your order?

Other Cuts

In addition to regular cuts of meat, you can get a lot of other tasty items from a hog.

Hocks

The hocks have a substantial amount of meat and can be used to make delicious soups and stews.

How would you like your hocks?

Bones

You can use the bones to make delicious soups and broths. Some of the cuts of pork in your order may include bones. But if you have asked for deboned cuts, you may want to use those bones.

How would you like your bones?

Organs

If you are ordering a whole hog, you can choose to include the organs in your order. If you are ordering a half hog, you can request the organs and some or all of them may be available, depending on how the order for the other half has been entered.

How would you like the organs handled?

Head

A hog's head includes several tasty items.

Which parts of the head would you like to include in your order?

Preview and Submit Your Order

Please carefully review your order first. Scroll back to the beginning of the form and review your choices to make sure you have what you want.

Then click the "Preview your order button below.

Click the button below to submit your order. You will receive a confirmation email at the email address you entered in the Contact section above.