Wild Hogs

Wild Hog Sausage by Wild Man Foods with Rabbit Hash. Photo taken by WMF customer, Walter Smelt III

Wild Hog Sausage by Wild Man Foods with Rabbit Hash. Photo taken by WMF customer, Walter Smelt III

Wild hog meat is both delicious and nutritious! Unlike pork raised on grain feed, wild hog meat is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally raised pork because wild hogs generally subsist on a diet rich in roots, nuts, grubs, and small animals. A natural diet makes wild hog meat darker and richer than grain-raised pork and the fat is usually yellow in color due to tannins in acorns and other nuts in their diet. Our wild hog sausage, cuts and pate’ are from truly wild hogs that are trapped on private land and transported live to a USDA-inspected facility. We use every part of each hog: cuts (ribs, pork chops, roasts, and boston butt), sausage, bones for broth, head for head cheese, feet for pickling, fat for lard, liver for pate, and odds and ends are used for Feral Foods Paleo Pet treats. Like all wild meat, it is essential that wild hog is cooked LOW & SLOW. USDA cooking guidelines for pork recommend a cooking temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest time.

2017 Price List (subject to change)

Cuts: Ham, Butt, Ribs & Shoulder ♥ $7.99/lb  Loin Chops: $8.99/lb ♥ Sausage: Link $9.99/lb,  Pan (loose): $8.99/lb ♥ Unseasoned Ground: $7.99/lb ♥  Bacon or Pork Belly: $11.99/lb  ♥ Head and/or Feet: $2.99/lb ♥ Odd Parts: Fat, Organs, Soup Bones & Neck Bones: $4.99/lb

Hog Shares

Photo taken by Sarah Cervone

Photo taken by Sarah Cervone

Whole wild hogs sold by live weight are available on occasion.  Boars are $1.50 lb and Sows or Bars (castrated males) are $1.75/lb.  You must contact us in advance to determine the current weights and availability of wild hogs since wild animals vary in size, weight and sex.  Once you make your selection, we will email an electronic invoice with a link to pay through Square Market Place (2.75% fee) or we can accept cash or check on Wednesdays at the Union Street Farmers Market. After you purchase your hog, we will transport the hog alive to a butchering facility. Customers are responsible for communicating the processing order to the butcher and paying all butchering fees. See processing orders: Nettles (190 SW County Road 240, Lake City 386-752-2510) or Crawfords (9817 County Road 239A, Lake Butler 386-496-2276). We are more than happy to assist our customers through this process. Please note that we will not deliver a live wild hog – all hogs are delivered to a butchering facility for you to pick up after it is processed. There are no exceptions.

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